Yet again, the Honourable Attorney General has demonstrated that he does not understand basic constitutional law principles when he stated erroneously that the fact that the SSA Amendment Bill was assented to by His Excellency must mean "he [the President] thought it must be good law".
The reference made by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that Opposition Senator attorney Gerald Ramdeen was a “person of great interest” to the State was in the context of an ongoing audit being conducted by the Attorney General’s office.
AG Faris Al-Rawi emphasised that neither his office nor that of the PM had the authority to probe anyone, adding that was the role of the police.
Government has begun statistical groundwork for decriminalising of marijuana possession, says Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi. He told the T&T Guardian he is reviewing the Dangerous Drugs Act and wide consultation is planned before any policy decision is taken.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has posed more questions to Attorney General Faris Al Rawi, in a statement calling for transparency with regard to his former legal representation of ArcelorMittal.
The Opposition Leader issued this statement today.
Attorney General Faris Al Rawi is giving the assurance that Trinidadians identified in the Panama Papers will be investigated.
The Attorney General says the allegations of money laundering are of grave concern to the government.
He says these allegations are being attended to.
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He also says allegations that the previous government released OAS Construtora, from liability with the knowledge that the company was bankrupt will not go unexplored.