Government to appeal High Court ruling on buggery law

The Government will appeal the High Court ruling on the ruling that the buggery law is unconstitutional.

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young made the announcement at today's pos-Cabinet media conference.

Minister Young was asked whether the government prefers to maintain the status quo.

However, he said he was not in a position to comment further because he was not privy to the details.

The Minister referred those questions to Attorney General Faris Al Rawi.


Property Tax appeal in court today

Attorneys representing Finance Minister Colm Imbert and former agriculture minister Devant Maharaj are expected to square off at the Hall of Justice this morning at hearing of an appeal against two injunctions stopping collection and processing of valuation return forms for the property tax.

The hearing comes less than a week after High Court Judge Frank Seepersad granted a second injunction to Maharaj, who claimed the State was in breach of the original order when it invited property owners to voluntarily submit their forms to the Commissioner of Valuations.

AG pleased 'early date' given for hearing of Property Tax appeal

Attorney General Faris Al Rawi has said that he is pleased that an early date has been set for the appeal in the matter involving the filing of forms for the implementationn of Property Tax.

The AG issued a statement on the matter on Monday.

"The Court of Appeal consisting of Jamadar JA, Smith JA and Jones JA this morning gave directions for the hearing of the Appeal against the order made on Friday evening by Seepersad J at the San Fernando High Court.