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Law Association concerned about judge's appointment leaving outstanding matters behind

The Law Association says it will seek to engage the Chief Justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney General on a "workable solution" regarding the appointment of judges.

The Association notes that while the Constitution does not require public disclosure on the appointment of judges but says the relative secrecy involved has the potential to encourage suspicion.

The Association issued this statement today:

"The Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago is committed to transparency and accountability in the selection and appointment of judges.

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AG: Opposition Leader "ridiculous" to offer political & legal opinion on unpublished proposed legislation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

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