WHEREAS the Police Service Commission, as established under the Constitution, is appointed under the hand of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition;
AND WHEREAS the functions of the Police Service Commission are expressly set out in the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago;
AND WHEREAS the former Chairman of the Police Service Commission has so conducted himself in such a manner that his statements have had the effect of bringing the Police Service Commission into odium and disarray; demoralized the Police Service and created great public controversy and disquiet;
AND WHEREAS there is currently widespread public condemnation of the reckless and divisive statements of the former Chairman of the Police Service Commission;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House condemn the reckless and divisive statements of the former Chairman of the Police Service Commission;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Honourable House reaffirm its collective commitment to the principles of fairness and meritocracy in public affairs.
(By the Leader of the Opposition)
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