Counsel. Brynmor Pollard has recommended to the government that Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, be replaced by someone with a military background in the aftermath of several jailbreaks and the destruction of the Camp Street prison.
This has added to calls from various quarters, including the political opposition, that the Minister should take responsibility for the disaster and demit office.
Below is the text of a letter written last week by Bryn Pollard, S.C. to the media:
It is with some measure of regret that I join in the debate on whether President David Granger should require the resignation of the Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan in the wake of the latest prison escape.
While many have hurled opprobrium at the head of the Minister, I accept his explanation that the unfortunate events that have occurred recently involving escaped prisoners are not his fault, directly. However, I cannot ignore the fact that Guyana recognises the concept of ministerial responsibility, which is a universally accepted norm of public administrative behaviour. I myself have in recent years