Gillian Lucky resigns as Director of Police Complaints Authority
Gillian Lucky tendered her resignation effective immediately as head of the Police Complaints Authority. She submitted her resignation letter to President Carmona at 1pm this afternoon.
Here's the Press Release that was sent.
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT TRINIDAD REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
MS GILLAN LUCKY RESIGNED AS DIRECTOR OF PCA
September 2, 2014
Attorney-at-law, Ms Gillian Lucky, in accordance with section 13 of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) Act Chapter .15:05, resigned today (September 2, 2014) as Director of the Police Complaint Authority (PCA) with immediate effect. Ms Lucky, a former acting judge of the High Court, presented her instrument of resignation at 1.00 pm to His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
President Carmona has dispatched a letter to the Honourable Prime Minister, Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC and to the Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley, Leader of the Opposition, informing them of Ms Lucky’s resignation.
The President further brought to their attention and guidance the statutory procedure to be triggered under section 6 (1) and (2) of the Police Complaints Authority Act for the appointment of a new Director of the PCA to the effect inter alia that such appointment can initially be made on their joint advice to the President. He further intimated that failure to so advise jointly would trigger his statutory and constitutional power to appoint a Director after consultation with them.
In Ms Lucky’s instrument of resignation, she stated: “Permit me to take this opportunity to thank Your Excellency and the Office of the President for all the support given to the PCA during my tenure as its Director.
“The opportunity is also taken to express sincere gratitude to all the stakeholders, including the media that have contributed to the effective and efficient operation of the PCA.
“Your Excellency is assured that I leave the PCA knowing that the Deputy Director and the members of staff will continue to fulfil the mandate of the PCA.
“I look forward to continue service to my God and my country …..”