Attorney General

AG: Decision to make probe on children public is up to Defence Force

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says the issue of whether the T&T Defence Force makes public the findings of its probe into the matter of children being photographed with high-powered weapons at their Cumuto facility is up to the army.

The AG was also adamant that when it came to the safety of his children, the issue was “non-negotiable.”

He made the comment yesterday, even as Advocacy Group Fixin T&T joined the list of citizens publicly voicing their concern over the matter and calling for the report to be made public.

AG: Corrupt cops hindering fight against crime

As the murder rate continues to spiral despite Government’s efforts to clamp down on the criminal elements, corrupt cops are hindering the fight against crime.

So said Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday, amid claims of police officers allegedly being involved in nefarious activities, including running drug blocks and collecting protection tax, in the Enterprise, Chaguanas community.

AG: Opposition Leader "ridiculous" to offer political & legal opinion on unpublished proposed legislation

Attorney General Faris Al Rawi says it is "wildly irresponsible and ridiculous" of Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, to offer a legal view with respect to proposed legislation, which he says has not even been published.

The AG issued a statement today in response to criticism by Persad-Bissessar on the issue of a three-fifths majority in Parliament.

He says at no time did she quote what he actually said.

The following is the AG's response.

Persad-Bissessar: Any attempts to remove three-fifths requirements will be met with strongest condemnation by Opposition

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says any attempts by the Attorney General Faris Al Rawi and the Government to remove the requirement for a three-fifths majority of Parliament will be met by the strongest Opposition condemnation.

Persad-Bissessar issued a statement in response to comments made by the AG on Tuesday.

The following is Persad-Bissessar's statement:

AG: Opposition is running away from debating FATCA reciprocity clause

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi is arguing that the Opposition walked out of Parliament today only because they did not want to debate the reciprocity of information under the FATCA legislation.


Speaking on the legislation in the Parliament following the Opposition's walkout, Al-Rawi said it is his belief that the Opposition if afraid of what the reciprocity of financial information would disclose.

The AG's position is in the video below.