Less than 24 hours after Bliss Seepersad resigned from the Police Service Commission, the only nominee up for consideration has also withdrawn his hat from the ring. Here’s what the President has to say:
Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has today withdrawn the Notification of Dr. Vincel Edwards as a nominee for Member of the Police Service Commission. Dr. Edwards who was recently conferred with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from the University of Wolverhampton, has stood down in order to allow Her Excellency the widest consideration in re-constituting the five-member Commission.
The legislation requires that the members be persons qualified and experienced in the disciplines of law, finance, sociology or management. After suitable, willing candidates are identified, the President will consult with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition before issuing a Notification to Parliament which is subject to affirmative resolution of the House of Representatives. As each Notification is approved, Her Excellency will appoint the Member to the Police Service Commission.