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.
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.
Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Fitzgerald Hinds will act as Attorney General for the period August 9 to 21, 2018.
In a press release today the office of the Prime Minister said Attorney General Faris Al Rawi will be out of the country during this period.
Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of Communications, Stuart Young, is acting as Attorney General from July 7th
2018 until July 15th 2018.
A statement by the Ministry of the Attorney General says that Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, is out of the country on official business.
The Opposition intends to file a Motion of Privileges against Attorney General Faris Al Rawi, following his statement in the Parliament in which he declared that his ministry has launched an audit to determine if the UNC contracted Cambridge Analytica.
The Opposition has maintained that it never contracted the firm
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar issued the following statement on Wednesday evening:
New land title laws will allow people who’ve been on State land uninterrupted and peacefully for 30 years to have potential claim for a vesting order to request the land be given to them, says Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.
The process will be available via adjudication by a Land Tribunal under the package of land laws passed in the House of Representatives over recent days, Al-Rawi added. It will be debated in the Senate next week.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, who was instructed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to get an interpretation on whether judges are entitled to sabbatical leaves, said yesterday that the matter may soon go before the court.
Last Thursday, Al-Rawi was instructed to take relevant steps to clarify whether there exists any such leave for members of the judiciary after Chief Justice Ivor Archie had applied for sabbatical leave before changing it to vacation leave after controversy stirred over whether he in fact qualified to take sabbatical.
Attorney General Faris Al Rawi says comments he made with regard to terrorism and, in particular, an ISIS cell in Trinidad and Tobago, were misunderstood.
In a statement issued on Monday, the AG says the Government remains committed to the fight against terrorism.
The AG's office issued the following statement on Monday: