Recent promotions in the Royal Barbados Police Force are getting the backing of the Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs.
“The Police Service Commission has within their power to make appointments; they have exercised that power . . . . That’s part of their function. I don’t make appointments; they do and they have done it. So it meets with my support,” Adriel Brathwaite told Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of the monthly business luncheon of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).
Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith had made the recommendation to the PSC for the temporary appointments to be made on the grounds that he was challenged in running the force without adequate supervisory staff.
However, the decision announced earlier this month has been a source of new controversy given that the High Court had earlier put a freeze on any further appointments within the RBPF.
That decision is pending the outcome of a legal challenge brought by 15 senior officers, in protest of their exclusion from a list of promotions two years ago.
That case resumes on December 5.