The Attorney General says come next year, preliminary inquiries will be a thing of the past.
He made the comment while speaking at a meeting in Gulf View last evening.
According to AG Faris Al Rawi, legislative steps had been completed to abolish judicial hearings to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for an individual to stand trial.
He said the move will go a long way towards lessening the burden placed on the magistrates' courts, which have been stretched beyond capacity.
Former government minister Devant Maharaj is questioning whether attorney Elaine Green will continue to receive state briefs, given the outcome of the Darryl Smith Report.
The report has been discarded. It was commissioned by the prime minister, to determine the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of Smith's personal assistant, after she filed a wrongful dismissal lawsuit and sexual harassment claims against him.
Former sport and youth affairs minister Darryl Smith is demanding that the Government destroy all copies of the report into the payment of $150,000 to his former personal assistant after she was fired and alleged sexual harassment.
In a letter sent to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi on Friday, Smith’s Attorney Annabelle Sooklal also accused Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of giving the media misleading information and trying to diminish Smith’s claim of a breach of natural justice.
The death threat made against Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi came from someone behind prison walls by a man already facing a murder charge on the high-profile matter.
Guardian Media was able to confirm that the man’s father is also being monitored by police as he has been trying to meet with Al-Rawi to demand a speedy trial for his son.
In four months single mother Stacy Valasquez and her son should be moving into their new home in Marabella.
The assurance came from San Fernando West MP and Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi in a letter to Concerns Muslims of T&T, the group which has been assisting the mother and son for the past six months.
Immediately after Valasquez predicament that she and her son were living in the pavilion of the Marabella Basketball Court was highlighted in this newspaper, the group came to their assistance.
Attorney General Faris Al Rawi says comments he made with regard to terrorism and, in particular, an ISIS cell in Trinidad and Tobago, were misunderstood.
In a statement issued on Monday, the AG says the Government remains committed to the fight against terrorism.
The AG's office issued the following statement on Monday:
The head of this country’s Defence Force and his immediate predecessor are now in a war of words over Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi’s children use of the shooting range at Camp Cumuto, where they were eventually photographed holding what appeared to be high-powered weapons.
Former chief of defence staff Kenrick Maharaj yesterday denied having anything to do with the situation, despite a letter from current Chief of Defence Staff Brigadier General Rodney Smart saying he (Maharaj) “acting on his own volition” authorised the visit.