Granger, Jagdeo to meet on constitutional appointments

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President David Granger Wednesday said he intends to meet with the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo “very soon” to deal with a range of constitutional appointments.

Among them are the appointments of persons to the Police Service Commission and the Public Service Commission.

The Parliamentary Committee of Appointments had recommended Retired Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Slowe to head the Commission that deals with the promotion and disciplinary actions of police officers. The other recommended members are Clinton Conway, Vesta Adams, and Claire Jarvis.

On the sidelines of an event at State House, President Granger said he will wait on Parliament to complete its work on making recommendations for the other commissions and he will subsequently invite the Leader of the Opposition for talks.

Asked whether the issue of judicial appointments will form part of those discussions, President Granger said he has already made his position clear on the matter.

According to President Granger, the public already knows who his nominees are for the top judicial positions: Justice Kenneth Benjamin and Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards as Chancellor and Chief Justice, respectively.

The Opposition Leader had rejected those nominees but President Granger says his mind is set on those two individuals for the post.

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