Sylvester out, Isaac heading to PSC

Cabinet Secretary Beryl Isaac is tipped to become the next Chairperson of the Public Service Commission (PSC) in Grenada.

Beryl Isaac – tipped to take over as new heads of PSC

Isaac is expected to assume the role following the decision of attorney-at-law, Derrick Sylvester to resign from the position after giving five years of service.

A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY that Sylvester will be holding a press conference on June 25 to give details about his stint on the job.

His resignation came against the backdrop of reports in some legal quarters about strained relations with a major figure in the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell.

There are unconfirmed reports that Sylvester was not happy with alleged constant attempts to issue instructions to him by a top female civil servant said to be close to the Prime Minister.

The attorney has reportedly denied that any such thing happened and that he took a decision to concentrate on his growing private practice after giving Five years of service at the PSC level to the country.

Sylvester had come in for heavy criticisms from some sections of the public after the PSC took a particular decision to re-instate a senior police officer on corruption charges that would have secured his benefits after years of service.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Claudius Coutain, known to be a strong supporter of the ruling party, was implicated in a driving licence scam.

THE NEW TODAY understands that the trusted Beryl Isaac is due to assume duties as head of the PSC on June 25.

Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister with specific responsibilities for National Security and Public Administration, Anna Brizan is being tipped to become the new Cabinet Secretary.

Beryl Isaac – tipped to take over as new heads of PSC

This newspaper was also told that Prime Minister Mitchell would be making some additional changes around him.

Among those who might be affected is female Trinidad barrister-at-law, Kaisha Ince who has been serving as a Personal Advisor to PM Mitchell.

Ince was once considered as a powerhouse in government as she also performed the role of Head of the passport-selling scheme known as Citizenship by Investment (CBI).

Miami-based blogger, Kenneth Rijock had published a number of sensitive mugshots exchanges on the WhatsApp platform about some alleged personal exchanges between Ince and the Grenadian leader.

Ince threatened to take legal action and instructed local attorney-at-law Ruggles Ferguson to pursue Rijock.

The attorney wrote a letter to Rijock requesting him to withdraw the publications and to issue an apology within a timeframe or face legal action against him.

Ferguson later told this newspaper that he was experiencing difficulties in locating the blogger to pursue him on the Ince matter.

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