Devant Maharaj

Devant: PM rewarded Smith instead of firing him

Former UNC Government Minister Devant Maharaj says the prime minister should have reprimanded and removed Minister Darryl Smith, instead of shifting his portfolio.

Maharaj issued a statement minutes after the announcement of a reshuffle by the Office of the Prime Minister:

Appeal Court grants Devant Maharaj leave to challenge JLSC composition at Privy Council

Devant Maharaj has been granted leave by the Court of Appeal to take his case regarding the composition of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission to the Privy Council in London.

This morning the Court of Appeal comprising Justices Gregory Smith, Charmaine Pemberton and Andre Des Vignes rejected an attempt by the Attorney General to block the grant of leave to Maharaj.

Devant Maharaj wants Integrity Commission to investigate Independent Senator

Former Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj has written to the Integrity Commission's chairman asking him to probe Independent Senator Justin Junkere.

It comes just days after the senator voted with the government to pass the SSA Amendment Bill.

Junkere has been accused of obtaining legal briefs with the AG's office. 

In his letter to the Integrity Commission, Maharaj says the Independent Senator failed to disclose his work with the AG's office and this is a conflict of interest.