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Wrangling over PSC continues

Published:Friday | December 14, 2007 | 6:18 PM

The lawyers representing the Opposition Leader today met to decide their next course of action in the controversy surrounding the dissolution of Public Service Commission (PSC).

Attorney-at-law, Bert Samuels, said the legal team of the Opposition Leader has not yet decided on its next move.

He also says the lawyers are in dialogue with the Opposition Leader to determine the next course of action.

In the meantime, the Prime Minister has started the process to appoint new members to the PSC.

Mr. Golding has indicated that he will now consult with Leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller on the appointments.

The Opposition Leader is insisting that the dismissed PSC members should be offered a fair hearing by an independent tribunal into the allegations of misbehaviour.

Mr. Golding has cited a July Supreme Court ruling which criticised the actions of the PSC.

The Court said it was unfair for the PSC to revert acting Deputy Solicitor General Lackson Robinson to his substantive post of Senior Assistant Attorney General without assessing him for the post as there was a clear vacancy.

The government and the PSC have been in disagreement since the PSC recommended Professor Stephen Vasciannie for the post of Solicitor General.