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Retired Commissioner Winston James Retired Commissioner Winston James


Four years after he handed over the baton to Commissioner James Clarkson, retired Commissioner Winston James is back at the helm of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF).

James, who earlier served under the New National Party administration, retired shortly after the National Democratic Congress assumed the reign of power in July of 2008. He came back to take over the chain of command of RGPF last week replacing Commissioner Wilan Thompson, who only assumed the position in August of 2011.

According to Information reaching the Grenada Informer, Thompson has had his challenges with the present Keith Mitchell administration, and was sent on leave when the ruling NNP returned after the February 19th Election. Shortly after the 15 nil victory in the recently held election, Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Keith Mitchell hinted on National Television that although he is willing to embrace Grenadians on all sides of the fence, Head of Security is a sensitive area and therefore he must feel comfortable with the individual who holds such high office.

Meanwhile, inside sources told the Informer that in brief discussions with a senior member under his watch, the new Head of National Security hinted that he couldn’t work with the present Commissioner of Police. A release from the Public Relation’s arm of the Royal Grenada Police Force revealed that new Commissioner Winston James was scheduled to address a press conference on Wednesday making public his return and outlining plans for the way forward.

Informer also learnt that James’ return might just be a short stint, making way for the return of another senior police officer who had left the State in the post election era of 2008. 

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