Attorney General

Imbert: Attorney General's VAT figure is wrong

Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert says Attorney General Faris Al Rawi's claim that uncollected VAT amounts to $12 billion, is not correct.

"I don't know exactly where the Attorney General got that figure from but that's not the figure I have," Minister Imbert told today's post-Cabinet media conference.

The AG made the comments as he addressed the Chamber of Industry and Commerce on Wednesday.

Hear what the AG said

Duprey's lawyer questions appropriateness of Minister Young handling report of Clico Commission of Enquiry

An attorney-at-law representing former Clico Chairman, Lawrence Duprey has written to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, questioning the appropriateness of Minister Stuart Young being responsible for addressing all aspects of the Commission of Enquiry's report into Clico.

Attorney Lionel Michael Luckhoo points out that Young had appeared as counsel of Ernst and Young during Commission's hearings.

Dr Suruj Rambachan fires back at AG over statement on Opposition walkout

Opposition member of Parliament, Dr Suruj Rambachan says the statements by Attorney General Faris Al Rawi in relation to the Opposition's walkout of Parliament on Friday, is what he calls PNM contempt.

Dr Rambachan says it is "hollow and disrespectful" is the PNM's "disrespect" for the safety of citizens.

The folllowing is a statement issued by Dr Rambachan:

AG: Audit on Ramdeen over value for money

The reference made by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that Opposition Senator attorney Gerald Ramdeen was a “person of great interest” to the State was in the context of an ongoing audit being conducted by the Attorney General’s office.

AG Faris Al-Rawi emphasised that neither his office nor that of the PM had the authority to probe anyone, adding that was the role of the police.

AG reviewing marijuana laws

Government has begun statistical groundwork for decriminalising of marijuana possession, says Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi. He told the T&T Guardian he is reviewing the Dangerous Drugs Act and wide consultation is planned before any policy decision is taken.

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