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No new PSC members

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2007 | 7:52 AM

Prime Minister, Bruce Golding will not be able to appoint new members to fill the vacancies in the Public Services Commission, PSC before December 28.

Last week, Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller was unable to prevent Mr. Golding from recommending that members of the PSC be dismissed on the grounds of misconduct.

Yesterday, the Opposition Leader Scored a small victory when Supreme Court Judge, Justice Donald McIntosh granted an injunction barring the Prime Minister from filling the vacancies resulting from the dismissal of members of the PSC.

The injunction will remain in force until December 28 when an application for judicial review is to be heard.

All parties concerned in the matter are expected to be present in court on that day.

Justice Mcintosh also ordered that the defendants who are the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General must be served with all relevant documents by tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Opposition Leader and her representatives have been barred by the judge from airing the proceedings in the public media prior to the inter parties hearing on December 28.

The government and the PSC have been at odds since the PSC recommended Professor Stephen Vasciannie be appointed the new Solicitor General.

It’s reported that the government favours former Deputy Solicitor General Douglas Leys for the job.

Deputy Solicitor General, Patrick Foster, has been acting in the post since Michael Hylton resigned on October 31.