Faris Al Rawi

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.

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AG: Opposition Leader "ridiculous" to offer political & legal opinion on unpublished proposed legislation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