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Attorney General wants ‘politically biased’ Deputy Solicitor General disciplined

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams Sunday night admitted that he wants to Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima Kissoon removed from office on grounds of alleged political bias.

He hopes the Public Service Commission (PSC)  would discipline her based on a stack of evidence to support his claim of insubordination.

“Last week, prior to my departure from Guyana for a Council of Legal Education meeting in Jamaica, I instructed the Permanent Secretary of the Attorney General Chambers/Ministry of Legal Affairs to inform the Public Service Commission of the Chambers’ intention to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Ms. Kissoon, and further, to enquire of the PSC’s procedures pertaining to same,” he said in a statement.

Williams said when he returns to Guyana he would reveal evidence to support his accusation. “On my return to Guyana I shall reveal, in greater detail, Ms. Kissoon’s hatred of the change in government,” the Attorney General said.

The Attorney General said, “Our government can no longer continue to sustain the Deputy Solicitor General Ms. Pritima Kissoon’s unrelenting undermining of its cases.”

He accused the Deputy Solicitor General of being “openly supportive” of former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall and the PPPC, making “glaring errors” in cases involving Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo

“In cases where His Excellency The President, The Hon. Prime Minister and the Attorney General were sued, Ms. Kissoon deliberately disobeyed the instructions of the Attorney General and Solicitor General with regard to challenging the applications on lack of jurisdiction, thereby causing the matters to be protracted, effectively aiding Mr. Nandlall in saving face,”  Williams  said.

The Deputy Solicitor General has also written to the PSC seeking its intervention in alleged attempts by Williams to chase her out of office.  She has charged that the Attorney General has been deliberating refusing to communicate with her or take her advice on cases.   “In Court matters draft opinions/pleadings are presented to the AG, Mr. Basil Williams, for approval, signature, correction or alteration and even though reminded regularly this is not done or is done so belatedly and at the ninth hour that I have been embarrassed before the Courts or had to resort to my legal acumen to ensure that the State is properly represented,” she said in her letter addressed to the Secretary of the PSC.”

He claims that Kissoon’s salary and benefits are more than GYD$1 million per month ever since she was hired by Nandlall under the PPPC-led administration. Williams’ APNU+AFC coalition has been in power since May 2015, ending 23 unbroken years of the PPPC in government.

  • Lancelot Brassington

    If Williams feels the lady needs to be disciplined he should just follow the disciplinary procedure and desist from hanging out the washing. If his case is proven her career and reputation will suffer serious damage. No need to do a preliminary job. Honour that silk budday.

    • Col123

      You are correct.. but he wouldn’t know how …. his ethnic qualitative superiority complex got the better of him….

      • rs dasai

        Col.
        I think not of ethnic (?) but not contradicting you, but more of a .Big Boss Man’ being upstaged by a bright youngster.

        • Col123

          It is a combination of several traits in folks at his level … some not so overt.. I have dealt with these types personally, from different groups…I was never intimidated … you find them all over the world..,and you are on point… he is the boss… he failed to realize however that this young lady is educated and will survive in this world economically, and does not have to bow to him.

          • rs dasai

            Col
            Very well put. When you happen to be at the crossroads of 29&193 in SS/MD#10010B,oppoBlairHigh,near 495, look me up

          • Col123

            Will do …I know where ……busy rush hour there…

    • Kassem_B

      ‘he should just follow the disciplinary procedure and desist from hanging out the washing. If his case is proven her career and reputation will suffer serious damage. No need to do a preliminary job. Honour that silk budday.’
      But see todays’ SN Headline an article for his method of handling complaint procedure

  • Lancelot Brassington

    He is the AG and the SC. She was probably in primary school when he started his practice. He should set his own standard not get into a public shootout with a junior lawyer,a female one too.

    • rs dasai

      Lanci
      And a Indo female to boot. His action reeks of anti social cohesion.

  • Col123

    Even if she put it in the public space, that is the ONLY option she has to expose her concerns… the AG owns all his party loyalists as you to make the excuses for him..

    • Kaieteur_Canada

      LOL, I aint no party loyalist, I am a defender of whats deemed to be right and would soon be kicking APNU azz if they dont smarten up and jail those corrupt PPP predators who enriched themselves.

      • Col123

        I can accept your Freddie’s moral compass on the defender of what is right… send the PNC some money ..

        • Kaieteur_Canada

          The PNC owe me money since the Banhum days… they could keep it.

  • shovid

    Datts sum FunnYY Shyte