PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday December 21, 2016 – A high-ranking government official in Trinidad and Tobago has been suspended over drunk driving in his past.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) has specifically suspended permanent secretary in the Ministry of Works, Clint Ramcharan for failing to report that he had been convicted twice for driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to the Trinidad Express newspaper, the PSC issued the letter of suspension to Ramcharan last Thursday when he reported for work.
The correspondence stated that he had been suspended indefinitely, until the PSC completes its investigation into the matter.
Local television station TV6 had initially reported the issue of Ramcharan’s failure to declare the convictions and had also made the crucial court documents available for head of the Public Service, Sandra Jones, who later passed them to the PSC to peruse in early December.