Trinidad’s PM fires Attorney General, Security Minister

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar

By Jomo Paul

Anand Ramlogan
Anand Ramlogan

[] Trinidad’s Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and National Security Minister Gary Griffith are officially no longer a part of Kamla Bissessar’s cabinet.

The Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister r made the announcement during a state address on Monday evening.

Earlier today, Griffith demanded an apology from Communications Minister Vasant Bharath as the fall out continued over the ongoing criminal investigations against the Attorney General for allegedly seeking to pervert the course of justice.

The Prime Minister also announced that the Minister of Sports, Dr, Rupert Griffith, and the Minister of Justice Emmanuel George were also relieved of their positions.

She 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.

Gary Griffith
Gary Griffith

Just last year, Guyana’s own Attorney General Anil Nandlall was embroiled in a similar but much more serious police investigation. Nandlall was recorded on tape acknowledging that he was aware of an imminent plot to attack a media house, that is, Kaieteur News.

In the startling and very explicit recording, Nandlall was heard stating that Kaieteur News Publisher Glenn Lall was being targeted because of some articles the newspapers would have carried on prominent individuals.

In the ensuing public fiasco several calls were made for the Attorney General to be relieved of his post but these went unheeded.

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall
Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

A subsequent investigation by the Police and file review by the Director of Public Prosecutions found that, Nandlall could not be held culpable of making a threat since he did not issue such a threat to Lall.

In fact the DPP had made it clear that the conversation between Nandlall and reporter Leonard Gildarie was a conversation between two friends.



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