Dismissal of PSM staff unlawful but no actions against Minister

Minister of Public Service Tabitha Sarabo-Halley acted unlawfully when she dismissed several employees from her ministry, an independent investigation has found.However, there will be no disciplinary actions against the Minister, according to Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon.A Board of Inquiry was established to probe the matter after much criticisms mounted against the move.Reports are that the Minister, merely weeks after taking up the position, arbitrarily sent the employees packing, without giving them a reason.Government had initially denied the reports, which first appeared in the Guyana Times newspaper.However, Harmon had subsequently confirmed that three workers were dismissed. But, he said they were later sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of the BOI.With the probe complete, it was recommended that the workers be reinstated.Harmon also noted that Minister Sarabo-Halley will be advised of the need for due process. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt rescinds dismissal of PSM staff, launches probeJune 11, 2019In “latest news”BoI’s probe into arbitrary firing of PSM staff delayedJuly 1, 2019In “latest news”Sarabo-Halley defends arbitrary firing of staffJuly 11, 2019In “latest news” read more

Holder retains allrounder top spot ahead of Antigua Test

Jason Holder (Getty Images)(CMC) — West Indies captain Jason Holder has retained his all-rounder top-ranking ahead of Thursday’s start of the two-Test series against India in Antigua.The 27-year-old Barbadian topped the all-rounders’ charts in Tests back in January, following his stunning double hundred in the first Test against England at Bridgetown that propelled the home side to a massive 381-run victory.Holder also picked up two wickets in that match, to move up two places to the top rung.He will lead West Indies in the opening Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, where he will look to further solidify his status in the rankings.Holder is also the highest ranked West Indian in the bowling charts at number eight, having retained that spot while fellow bowler Kemar Roach has also retained his 11th place ranking.Speedster Shannon Gabriel is the other West Indies bowler in the top 20 at number 12. Australian pacer Pat Cummins sits on top the bowling rankings, with South African seamer Kagiso Rabada second, and veteran England seamer Jimmy Anderson, third.In the batting rankings, West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite is the highest-ranked Caribbean player at 36th, with Holder popping up at 37th.Roston Chase (41st), Shane Dowrich (46th) and Shimron Hetmyer (48th) round out the top 50.India captain Virat Kohli tops the charts, with Australian Steve Smith having climbed one place to second spot, and New Zealand Kane Williamson lying third. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHolder achieves career-best in bowling, all-rounders chartsJuly 16, 2018In “Sports”West Indies bowlers achieve 23-year highFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news”Pat Cummins, Jason Holder achieve career-best Test rankingsFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news” read more