Statement from the Public Service Commission

Grenada Coat of Arms

Retirement from the Service – Mr Claudius David (a.k.a.) Claudius Coutain – Assistant, Superintendent of Police – Royal Grenada Police Force – Ministry of National Security, Disaster Management, Home Affairs, Public Administration, Information and Implementation

On 21 September, 2015, the Commission interdicted Mr Claudius David (a.k.a. Claudius Coutain), Assistant Superintendent of Police from the performance of his duties with effect from 1 September, 2015, pending the outcome of a court matter.

Mr David (a.k.a. Coutain) was informed of his imminent retirement from the Public Service, given that he would attain the compulsory retirement age of 60 years on 30 November 2016, which was verified by a copy of his birth certificate.

Mr David (a.k.a. Coutain) would have accumulated 170 calendar days vacation leave prior to his interdiction and was due to proceed on the said leave which covers the period 13 June to 29 November 2016, to be immediately followed by his retirement.

The Commission therefore:

  • terminated the interdiction of Mr David (a.k.a. Coutain) with effect from 12June 2016;
  • granted Mr David (a.k.a. Coutain) 170 calendar days vacation leave from 13 June to 29 November 2016, to be immediately followed by his retirement from the Service with effect from 30 November 2016, on the Ground of Age.

It must be noted that Mr David (a.k.a. Coutain) has been re-instated into the Public Service solely for the Public Service Commission to execute the normal procedures for his retirement, pending the decision of the Court. This does not mean that he has resumed duties and therefore he is not physically present within the Royal Grenada Police Force. The Commission is not at liberty to judge the outcome of the court matter at this time and as such, cannot take it own decision. Mr David (Coutain) is being assumed innocent in the meantime and has to be treated in that way until proven guilty by the Court. If guilty, then the Commission will have to act in accordance with the judgment of the Court and if innocent the normal procedures continue. 

Office of the Public Service Commission
13 July 2016

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