Ranks promoted by Ramnarine will retain promotions- Harmon


The Police officers that were promoted by Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine in the absence of Commissioner Seelall Persaud, will not be stripped of their positions.

This is according to State Minister, Joseph Harmon, as he addressed members of the media earlier today at a post Cabinet presser.

Last month, Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud raised concerns over the promotions of several senior ranks, a move that was made by Acting Commissioner David Ramnarine, while Persaud was away on leave.

Upon his return, and learning of the promotions, the Police Commissioner instructed that all of the promotions approved by Ramnarine be rescinded. However, this was not done.

State Minister, Joseph Harmon
State Minister, Joseph Harmon

Harmon, had said that in large organisations, there would always be some level of conflict. He noted also that matters such as these, that affect the national security structure, should be dealt with more clandestinely, rather than being played out in the media.

“If a subordinate has done something which requires a reprimand, or some amount of proper assigning, those things can be done internally. In fact, the President said he prefers that you have public praise and private reprimand, so that if something like that is done, the person is brought in and you say, man what is it you’ve done here? Let us correct it” Harmon had outlined.



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