If there was ever the need for a press conference, one might think an issue that entails an international crime allegedly executed by an Acting Prime, suspiciously limp action from the Police Commissioner, the willful misrepresentation of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and a rogue press officer at the Police Service Commission (PSC) would tick all the right boxes.
But then one would not be PSC Chairman Professor Ramesh Deosaran.
After a PSC release unsuccessfully attempted to exonerate Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner from an international bribery scandal, Deosaran, a full week later, knew it was time to take meaningful action; by sending out a longer release.
The PSC sent a three-page release this time to everyone but Wired868—this online paper has spent the past week vainly trying to contact Deosaran and the PSC Press Office—that sought to wash its hands of Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs decision to close the Warner case against the DPP’s advice.
Neither Deosaran nor the public servant who mans the PSC’s fax machine cared to explain why the organisation released the three-month-old misinformation, beneficial to Warner, on the very day that Wired868 fingered the MP for lying about ownership of the Centre of Excellence.
Warner serves alongside Gibbs on the National Security Council (NSC) and is reportedly being considered for the National Security Minister post.
The PSC said it “shall be writing to the Commissioner of Police” on the misrepresentation of DPP Roger Gaspard.
Deosaran is a man of many letters in more ways than one. Considering that his last post took three weeks to move across Port of Spain, Wired868 recommends Yahoo or even carrier pigeons.