Soldiers made the difference

THE EDITOR: Listening to the Senate debate the Defence Act amendment has been an almost nauseating experience for me. I’m already convinced the Upper House is of vestigal value, or should I say, pusillanimous capacity. Just last weekend, a neighbour had some friends over when...
Posted On 06 Apr 2013
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AG to CJ: Set up court to try Piarco accused

ATTORNEY General Anand Ramlogan yesterday called on Chief Justice Ivor Archie to immediately convene an ad hoc or special criminal court to try all of the accused in the Piarco corruption cases to once and for all put a full stop to the saga. Ramlogan made the call yesterday in...
Posted On 06 Apr 2013
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Prime Minister’s statement on the “Section 34” ruling

I am very pleased with this historic legal victory for the State in this unprecedented constitutional case. The ruling comprehensively dismissed the various grounds of challenge to the repeal of section 34.
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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Time for some Army potion

THE EDITOR: I often hear my older relatives describe crime as a “disease.” I have to agree with them! But I think our current situation in Trinidad and Tobago is like an epidemic really and we need to find the cure. But as my grandmother says “when one medicine not working try...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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Laventille wants soldiers

THE EDITOR: I am a mother of three young girls from Laventille. since the army/police lock-down in the area last month, I have been able to finally sleep peacefully at night. The soldiers are courteous, polite and pleasant and do not whistle or harass my daughters like some of...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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SUMMARY OF WRITTEN JUDGMENT Re: Section 34

STVE FERGUSON V THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND DPP Intro By October 2012, some 42 applications had been filed under the now repealed section 34. Linked to these applications were claims pursuant to section 14 of the Constitution. Each claimant sought principally a declaration that the...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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State wins in Section 34 judgment

Justice Mira Dean Armorer ruled in favour of the state Friday in a judgment in the challenge to the repeal of Section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act. The court struck down the arguments that all charges against Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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Good journalism is a necessity in a free and democratic society

In an online post (copied to me) about the media, Ronald Bhola, quotes Professor of Government and the Press, Thomas E. Patterson: “Although the news has been compared to a mirror held up to society, it is actually a highly selective portrayal of reality. The news is mainly...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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AG: No rift with the US

A release from the White House in Washington and the US Department of State to the Government of T&T recognising the valuable assistance of the Government and the Attorney General in effecting the extradition of Doreen Alexander has laid to rest speculation there is some kind...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013
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The duty of journalists

This is an open letter to my colleagues in Trinidad and Tobago – Alison Bethel McKenzie | Executive Director, The International Press Institute (IPI). It is not a secret that Trinidad and Tobago boasts one of the freest environments for the media in the Caribbean and, I...
Posted On 04 Apr 2013
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