Attorney General Faris Al- Rawi

Al-Rawi: I made no inquiry about Marlene’s impending arrest

Al­though ad­mit­ting that Port-of-Spain South MP Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald in­quired whether he knew of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to her, At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi de­nies mak­ing any queries to the po­lice.

Al-Rawi said a few months be­fore Mc­Don­ald was ar­rest­ed in a cor­rup­tion in­ves­ti­ga­tion last month, she ap­proached him in the Par­lia­ment.

Speak­ing to re­porters at Skin­ner Park yes­ter­day, he said Mc­Don­ald told him as a mat­ter of fact that Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar had in­formed the MP about her im­pend­ing ar­rest.

Budget Day announced as October 7

Minister of Finance and MP for Diego Martin North/ East Colm Imbert has announced that budget day is Monday 7th October. 

As the sitting of Parliament resumed today, the AG made the announcement that the 2018/2019 budget will be read on that day.


AG left family firm before property rental talks

At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi ceased to be a di­rec­tor of Za­man En­ter­pris­es Ltd just three weeks be­fore it be­gan talks to lease of­fice space to the Gov­ern­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to com­pa­ny reg­is­tra­tion doc­u­ments re­ceived yes­ter­day, Al-Rawi ceased to be a di­rec­tor of Za­man En­ter­pris­es on No­vem­ber 8, 2018 and was re­placed by his rel­a­tive Abra­ham Al-Rawi.

Three weeks lat­er, Al-Rawi's wife, Mona Na­hous and the Gov­ern­ment re-opened dis­cus­sions about leas­ing the of­fice space for three years.

Prison Officers Association to meet with attorney general today

Members of the prison officers association will be meeting with attorney general Faris Al-Rawi this morning to further discuss security arrangements for members of the protective services.

This is the second meeting the association will be having with members of the government to discuss security arrangements.