Chief Justice Ivor Archie will not face impeachment proceedings over misconduct allegations levelled against him.
Responding to questions during the post-Cabinet press briefing at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's, this afternoon, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said that he would not exercise his exclusive discretion under S137 of the Constitution to institute the proceedings against Archie.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says there is no need for him to apologize to the Opposition Leader or resign over the 'Emailgate' fiasco.
Dr Rowley was responding to the announcement yesterday by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) that it has officially closed the investigation.
Making it clear he will not go down the Opposition’s “rabbit hole”, the prime minister accused the UNC of “twisting” the “facts” as is outlined in the file handed to the TTPS by the Director or Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The Jean de la Valette has completed its inaugural sailing between Scarborough and Port of Spain on Thursday morning.
The vessel, carrying over 700 passengers and 130 vehicles, took about three hours to arrive at the Port of Port of Spain.
On-site to oversee the operations was Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan, who has so far reported that it was a smooth sailing.
Many said the trip was smooth and exceeded expectations, however, some were dissatisfied with the disembarking arrangements.
Reporter: Jesse Ramdeo
he inaugural sailing of the Jean De La Valette (JDLV) on domestic seabridge was delayed this morning because of a medical emergency.
Vilma Lewis- Cockburn, acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the T&T Inter-Island Transportation Company Limited, said the vessel departed Scarborough at 6.57 am, 27 minutes later than its expected departure time.
The multi-million dollar contracts given to seven reputed gang leaders at two PNM-controlled corporations will now be the subject of an expansive audit that will also include the 12 other regional corporations across the country.
The announcement was made by Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein in a media release issued on Wednesday in which he signalled his intention to have this matter properly investigated.
In the wake of the Police Service officially closing the "Emailgate" investigations, attorney Senior Counsel Israel Khan is calling on the Director of Public Prosecutions to now aim his sights on the man who brought the documents to light.
In a news conference Wednesday, Khan called upon the DPP to "request that the police set up a team of officers to investigate the now Prime Minister, the then leader of the Opposition, whether he conspired with a person unknown or a person known in order to pervert the course of public justice."
National Security Minister Stuart Young has slammed Opposition MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie for rating T&T sixth in the world as one of the most dangerous places to visit.
Young ripped into Tewarie yesterday while delivering the feature address at the opening of the Barataria Community Library, by drawing reference to the previous speaker Catherine Romain who warned children to be wary of misinformation and fake news circulating on social media.
A pie in the sky.
That was the reaction of criminologist Daurius Figueira to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's short, medium and long term crime-fighting measures, which she promised to institute when the United National Congress assumes office again.
Addressing UNC supporters at the Monday Night Forum in Chaguanas, Persad-Bissessar rolled out her plans, stating that the Government had been clueless in bringing the murder rate down.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the Finance Minister to say whether the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been invited to T&T for its annual Article IV review.
Addressing supporters at the UNC's Monday Night Forum at the Chaguanas South Secondary School in Chaguanas, Persad-Bissessar questioned whether Finance Minister Colm Imbert was afraid of what an IMF review will reveal.