Attorney General

Hinds replaces Marlene as PNM deputy leader

PNM’s Laven­tille West MP Fitzger­ald Hinds has been ap­point­ed PNM deputy leader (leg­isla­tive) re­plac­ing PNM MP and for­mer min­is­ter Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald.

The an­nounce­ment was made at the end of yes­ter­day’s PNM con­ven­tion. Oth­er PNM deputies are Joan Yuille Williams, Ro­han Sinanan and PNM To­ba­go Leader Kelvin Charles. Hinds is min­is­ter in the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al’s Min­istry.

DEVANT MAHARAJ: Plot to erase Smith Report

Former government minister Devant Maharaj is questioning whether attorney Elaine Green will continue to receive state briefs, given the outcome of the Darryl Smith Report.

The report has been discarded. It was commissioned by the prime minister, to determine the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of Smith's personal assistant, after she filed a wrongful dismissal lawsuit and sexual harassment claims against him.

Darryl's attorney calls on AG to destroy report

For­mer sport and youth af­fairs min­is­ter Dar­ryl Smith is de­mand­ing that the Gov­ern­ment de­stroy all copies of the re­port in­to the pay­ment of $150,000 to his for­mer per­son­al as­sis­tant af­ter she was fired and al­leged sex­u­al ha­rass­ment.

In a let­ter sent to At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi on Fri­day, Smith’s At­tor­ney Annabelle Sook­lal al­so ac­cused Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley of giv­ing the me­dia mis­lead­ing in­for­ma­tion and try­ing to di­min­ish Smith’s claim of a breach of nat­ur­al jus­tice.

Murder accused linked to contract to kill AG

The death threat made against At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi came from some­one be­hind prison walls by a man al­ready fac­ing a mur­der charge on the high-pro­file mat­ter.

Guardian Me­dia was able to con­firm that the man’s fa­ther is al­so be­ing mon­i­tored by po­lice as he has been try­ing to meet with Al-Rawi to de­mand a speedy tri­al for his son.

Health Ministry faces lawsuit for allowing facility to stay open

The fam­i­ly of a man who died while housed at the Trans­formed Life Min­istries Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre last year, is con­sid­er­ing su­ing the Min­istry of Health for its al­leged neg­li­gence in al­low­ing the fa­cil­i­ty to be op­er­at­ed.

At­tor­neys rep­re­sent­ing the rel­a­tives of War­ren Man­gal sig­nalled their in­ten­tion in a pre-ac­tion pro­to­col sent to Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh and the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al, yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Moonilal questions Petrotrin purchase

Oropouche East MP Roodal Mooni­lal wants to know if there is third par­ty ma­nip­u­la­tion of the Oil­field Work­ers’ Trade Union’s (OW­TU) re­cent ac­qui­si­tion of the Pointe-a-Pierre oil re­fin­ery.

In his con­tri­bu­tion to the Bud­get de­bate yes­ter­day, the Op­po­si­tion MP raised ques­tions about who fa­cil­i­tat­ed a meet­ing be­tween CEO of Sun­stone Eq­ui­ties John Van Dyke and mem­bers of the union.

Contempt of court case filed against AG’s office

A re­tired fire of­fi­cer has been giv­en the green light to bring con­tempt of court pro­ceed­ings against the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al for al­leged­ly de­lay­ing the as­sess­ment of his com­pen­sa­tion for be­ing by­passed for pro­mo­tion three times be­tween 1987 and 1998.

Hinds acts as Attorney General

The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs says that Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Fitzgerald Hinds will act as the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, in addition to the discharge of his normal duties, from October 14, 2018 and continuing during the absence from Trinidad and Tobago of Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.

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