Trinidad and Tobago

Opposition leader feels vindicated

In a media statement released by the leader of the opposition, Mrs Kamla Persad Bissesar says that her administration feels vindicated by the ruling of the Privy Council.

She says the swift action of her government to repeal section 34 effectively nullified any unintended consequences and benefits that would have operated to the detriment of the Criminal Justice System. 

Mrs. Persad government came under heavy criticism after Section 34 was proclaimed in Parliament.

The privy council dismisses the appeal of Steve Ferguson, Ameer Edoo and Maritime life.

The 19-page judgement ends with one conclusion “these appeals will be dismissed.”
It now sets precedent for 40 entities who made applications under section 34 to be rejected and it paves the way for Steve Ferguson and Ameer Edoo who are accused of corruption associated with the Piarco airport to face trial.