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Golding says PSC issue will soon be over.

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2008 | 7:33 PM

The Prime Minister says the controversy involving the Public Service Commission, PSC, will soon be over. Mr. Golding says he is still in consultation with the Leader of the Opposition regarding the appointment of the new members.

But he did not elaborate on the issue claiming that the matter is still before the court. Last week the Supreme Court cleared the way for the Prime Minister to recommend the appointment of new PSC members.In its ruling the Supreme Court turned down a request by the Opposition Leader to extend an injunction barring the appointments.

A related matter is to be heard in court on January 10. In that matter, the Opposition Leader is claiming that the Prime Minister acted unfairly when he recommended that the PSC members be dismissed for misconduct.

Following the recommendation, the Governor General fired the 5-member commission.