AG’s string of failures has been unending

first_imgDear Editor,Attorney General Mr Basil Williams has failed abysmally to account for his dismal performance in office over the three years. His modus operandi of blaming me; the PPP Government; the staff at the AG’s Chambers, both past and present; and even judges, has not worked. The public has simply not bought into his story. As a result, desperation is stepping in.The string of failures has been unending, the latest being the case involving H.N. Sugrim. This case finally exposed Williams beyond redemption, (and) he knows it. It was filed after the PPP left office in June 2015, (and) it concluded in 2017. It was a winnable case, yet he lost it. The contract provided for the lodgment of a performance bond by the contractor within a stipulated time frame. The contract further stipulated that a failure to lodge that performance bond would be a basis for its termination. No performance bond was lodged. The contract was terminated on this very basis. This would have been an unassailable defence, once put forward by competent counsel, yet the case was lost. This case commenced and ended while the PPP was out of office, the press and public quickly realized how clumsy it is for Williams to blame the PPP.Obviously, Mr Williams recognizes this. He is again caught with his pants down. This time however, the time frames were clear: the PPP cannot sensibly be blamed for this case. He now has to come up with another distraction in order to divert attention from this abject failure. So, after a long and exhaustive rant at a recent press conference, most of which consisted of recklessly inaccurate assertions unworthy of a response, he announces that the Police will be called in to investigate “outsourced cases”.Imagine, after three years of holding office, this gentleman still claims ignorance of cases pending against the State. That admission alone should be the basis of his dismissal.The truth of the matter is: there is only one person for the Police to investigate in this matter; it is Mr. Basil Williams. The offence is “Misconduct in Public Office”. If I am contacted by the Police, that is the report I will make. I will supply all the details of the negligence about which I speak.Sincerely,Anil Nandlall, MPlast_img read more

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