Trinidad & Tobago In A “Constitutional Crisis”, Says Opposition Senator, Wade Mark.

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Trinidad & Tobago In A “Constitutional Crisis”, Says Opposition Senator, Wade Mark.

Trinidad and Tobago is being described as in a “constitutional crisis” according to Opposition Senator, Wade Mark.

Mr Mark made the claim based on recent developments pertaining to appointment of a Commissioner of Police as well the absence of a Police Service Commission.

A High Court Judge ruled earlier this month the acting appointments of Gary Griffith and Deputy Commissioner of Police McDonald Jacob were unconstitutional.

The ruling was made in an interpretation summons filed by social activist Ravi Balgobin Maharaj.

Mr Maharaj had petitioned the court to rule on the procedure governing the power of the Police Service Commission to appoint a substantive Commissioner of Police and Acting Commissioner of Police.

Meanwhile, the process to get new members of the PSC continues following the resignations of former members as well as Chairman Bliss Seepersad.

Speaking on the Power Breakfast Programme on Power 102 Digital Monday, Senator Mark reflected on what he described as the seriousness of the situations and implications that can arise.

Senator Wade revisited the past when the opposition had an opportunity to debate and share information in the public domain, although at the end of the exercise the government will have the majority and the Prime Minister will decide who will become the Commissioner of Police.