Parliament to debate nomination of Stephen Williams for top cop

The parliament will have to sit again next Friday to discuss the nomination of Stephen Williams as commissioner of police.

The parliament has proceeded on July August vacation and means it will have to sit in emergency session to discuss the notification from the police service commission.

Last week, the parliament rejected the nomination of Harold Phillip who was the second-ranked nominee.

Once the parliament rejects a nomination, the constitution provides that the next ranked candidate is submitted for consideration.

It is expected that Williams' notification will also be rejected as the government has indicated the process conducted by the PSC was flawed.

Williams, who has been acting as commissioner of police since the departure of Canadian Dwayne Gibbs, has been given twelve extensions. He is expected to proceed on retirement leave in September.

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