Judiciary

Top cop to meet soon with LATT

The police commissioner is expected to meet soon with the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT), to discuss the possibility of rogue attorneys facilitating criminal acts.

The LATT recently wrote to the top cop, advising him to charge any lawyers that were deliberately breaking the law.

Chief Justice off-island on official business

Chief Justice, Mr Justice Ivor Archie, will be out of the jurisdiction on official business from Tuesday 29th October, 2019 to Saturday 9th November, 2019.

An official statement from the Judiciary indicates that during the CJ’s absence from office, the Hon. Mr Justice Nolan Bereaux, Justice of Appeal, will act as Chief Justice for the period October 29th to 31st, 2019.

In addition, the Hon. Mr Justice Allan Mendonça, Justice of Appeal, will act as Chief Justice for the period November 1st to 9th, 2019.

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Judiciary workers embark on second week of protest

The Pub­lic Ser­vice As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) has start­ed its sec­ond week of protests over pro­posed re­struc­tur­ing with­in the Ju­di­cia­ry.

PSA Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke on Mon­day joined al­most two dozen Ju­di­cia­ry work­ers who stayed away from work and chose to protest on the steps of the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain.

Armed with a portable loud­speak­er and dressed in black robes, rem­i­nis­cent of those worn by mem­bers of the cler­gy, Duke led the group in a se­ries of prayer ses­sions which took place every hour un­til 2 pm.

Judges asked to join Judiciary workers' struggle

Judges and mag­is­trates have been in­vit­ed to join with their ju­di­cial sup­port staff to protest im­pend­ing re­struc­tur­ing with­in the Ju­di­cia­ry.

Op­po­si­tion Sen­a­tor Ger­ald Ramdeen made the call dur­ing an im­promp­tu speech to scores of Ju­di­cia­ry work­ers who gath­ered on the steps of the Hall of Jus­tice, Port-of-Spain, to con­tin­ue their protest around mid­day yes­ter­day.

Judiciary workers fearful of new contract system

Mon­day will be a "Hol­i­day for Jus­tice" for work­ers of the Ju­di­cia­ry if Pub­lic Ser­vice As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke has his way.

Armed with a bull­horn, the PSA pres­i­dent ad­dressed ju­di­cia­ry work­ers from around the coun­try who gath­ered at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain on Tues­day.

Many of the work­ers are con­cerned they may be out of the job by Sep­tem­ber 1, when the court adopts the new court sys­tem as guid­ed by The Crim­i­nal Di­vi­sion and Dis­trict Crim­i­nal and Traf­fic Courts Bill, 2018.

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