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T&T PM shuffles Cabinet

Published:Tuesday | February 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC):

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar last night announced a major Cabinet reshuffle, removing her embattled attorney general, Anand Ramlogan, who is facing a police investigation into allegations that he sought to pervert the course of justice.

She also announced that her national security minister, Gary Griffith, has also been relieved of his position, as well as the minister of sports, Dr Rupert Griffith, and the minister of justice, Emmanuel George.

Gary Griffith has been criticised in both Jamaica and Trinidad for his hardline views on Jamaican illegals and the deportation policy of the twin-island republic.

Persad-Bissessar has named former High Commissioner Garvin Nicholson as the new attorney general and retired Brigadier General Carl Alfonso as the new minister of national security.

In addition, she named former national footballer Brent Sancho as the new sports minister.