Judgment a complete victory for the rule of law, says AG

JUSTICE Mira Dean-Armorer’s judgment is a “resounding answer” to those who questioned whether passage of Section 34 was Government’s attempt to create a loophole to benefit United National Congress financiers Ish Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson. So stated Attorney General Anand...
Posted On 06 Apr 2013
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The AG won, didn’t he? Where all these “parade-rainers” come out?

Some persons seem quite upset the Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan, SC, has scored another powerful victory in the law-courts  With all due respect to them, I will NOT hold off congratulating him, firstly because when I passed Common Entrance my parents, classmates,...
Posted On 06 Apr 2013
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Jack Warner response to Camini Marajh

Dear Ms Marajh, If I choose to answer any one of your questions (as shown below) wrapped within your own expression of opinions and false judgment what I would be doing is validating character assassination posing as investigative journalism. If one is asked a question on matters...
Posted On 06 Apr 2013
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Cadiz delivers lifeguards’ backpay

The country’s lifeguards are expressing gratitude to Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz, for keeping his promise to pay them their backpay, which they began to receive yesterday. An estimated 200 lifeguards and 50 maintenance workers had threatened to withhold their services over the...
Posted On 06 Apr 2013
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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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