Friday, February 8, 2013

Letter: Mohammed, Hilton and Max

The High Court has found that the OUTGOING President discriminated against Nizam Mohammed when the latter was fired by the former from the prestigious post of Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Commission. 

In his then capacity as Chairman, Mr Mohammed had queried the unacceptable demography of the hierarchy of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. His query was and still is rightful due to the lack of Indo-Trinbagonian senior cops, despite there being many very-qualified applicants or contenders. 

The OUTGOING President dismissed him without giving him proper opportunity to be heard, breaching practically every well-established and respected rule of good industrial relations, fairness and justice. In so doing, the Court has set a powerful precedent, thus binds even the INCOMING.

During the recent Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections Hilton Sandy made some statements which were roundly condemned because of their incitant nature. Many upright citizens turned to the OUTGOING President, begging him to intervene and cause Hilton's removal. To the horror of such citizens, he refused to Nizamize the man.

These appeals continued unabated, right up to the very instant before the OUTGOING President administered the oath of office to Hilton, the former having been advised that the latter is to be re-appointed as Secretary of Infrastructure and Public Utilities in the new THA Executive Council. Since then, pointed oibjections have continued, however not as deluging as before.

But, now that Nizam Mohammed has set a damning precedent by winning his case, is it possible ALSO to take the OUTGOING President to court over his not blanking Hilton Sandy's re-appointment, seeing that Sandy and his superiors have confessed to what they did and what they did is clearly illegal: as per the Equal Opportunities Act? On the other hands:

  • Shall we leave it in the hands of the INCOMING? Or
  • Shall we allow the OUTGOING President to go without further scathe and sin no more?
Heston Corbie |69 Prizgar Lands, Laventille.

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