Faris Al Rawi

Al-Rawi finds a home for Stacy

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.

AG: Comment on terrorism was misunderstood

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.

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The AG's office issued the following statement on Monday:

"They're lying" - Former military chief denies authorising shooting range visit of Al-Rawi's children

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.

AG pleased 'early date' given for hearing of Property Tax appeal

Attorney General Faris Al Rawi has said that he is pleased that an early date has been set for the appeal in the matter involving the filing of forms for the implementationn of Property Tax.

The AG issued a statement on the matter on Monday.

"The Court of Appeal consisting of Jamadar JA, Smith JA and Jones JA this morning gave directions for the hearing of the Appeal against the order made on Friday evening by Seepersad J at the San Fernando High Court.

Cybercrime Bill goes to Parliament tomorrow

The government will take the controversial Cybercrime Bill to Parliament on Friday and will seek to have it go straight to a Joint Select Committee of Parliament before any attempts to have it passed.

The announcement was made by Attorney General Faris Al Rawi at today's post-Cabinet news conference.

The bill requires a three-fifth's majority of the House of Representatives to be passed.

Al Rawi said the government has had detailed meetings with the Media Association and Publishers and Broadcasters Association on it.