Kelvon Alexander, the estate constable who was suspended without pay for allegedly displaying discourteous behaviour to two Government ministers, returned to work last evening.
But while his two weeks' suspension expired yesterday his legal action continues. His attorney Kiel Taklalsingh told Guardian Media they are still awaiting a response to their legal letter from Avril Daly-Brassey, the Superintendent of the airport's estate security. Taklalsingh confirmed the letter was faxed and hand-delivered to Daly-Brassey yesterday. Alexander is suing to recover earnings he would have lost during the suspension, as well as damages to his reputation and for harsh and oppressive dismissal.
His suspension stems from an incident on September 20, where the Airports Authority of T&T found him to have been discourteous and injudicious to Ministers Dennis Moses and Camille Robinson-Regis, both of whom were barred by Alexander from exiting the Duty-Free Area by way of an access-controlled door. In his defence, Alexander said he received no instructions from his superiors to allow the ministers to pass.
Alexander’s attorney said the suspension of their client not only constitutes an abuse of power but seems demonstrative of a sycophantic eagerness to appease "public figures."