Attorney General

Contempt of court case filed against AG’s office

A re­tired fire of­fi­cer has been giv­en the green light to bring con­tempt of court pro­ceed­ings against the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al for al­leged­ly de­lay­ing the as­sess­ment of his com­pen­sa­tion for be­ing by­passed for pro­mo­tion three times be­tween 1987 and 1998.

Hinds acts as Attorney General

The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs says that Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Fitzgerald Hinds will act as the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, in addition to the discharge of his normal duties, from October 14, 2018 and continuing during the absence from Trinidad and Tobago of Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.

Young acts as Attorney General

Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of Communications, Stuart Young, is acting as Attorney General from July 7th
2018 until July 15th 2018.

A statement by the Ministry of the Attorney General says that Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, is out of the country on official business.



UNC to file motion of privileges against Attorney General

The Opposition intends to file a Motion of Privileges against Attorney General Faris Al Rawi, following his statement in the Parliament in which he declared that his ministry has launched an audit to determine if the UNC contracted Cambridge Analytica.

The Opposition has maintained that it never contracted the firm

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar issued the following statement on Wednesday evening:

AG on new land law: People on State land for 30 years can now make claim

New land title laws will allow people who’ve been on State land uninterrupted and peacefully for 30 years to have potential claim for a vesting order to request the land be given to them, says Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.

The process will be available via adjudication by a Land Tribunal under the package of land laws passed in the House of Representatives over recent days, Al-Rawi added. It will be debated in the Senate next week.

AG close to taking sabbatical case to court

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, who was instructed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to get an interpretation on whether judges are entitled to sabbatical leaves, said yesterday that the matter may soon go before the court.

Last Thursday, Al-Rawi was instructed to take relevant steps to clarify whether there exists any such leave for members of the judiciary after Chief Justice Ivor Archie had applied for sabbatical leave before changing it to vacation leave after controversy stirred over whether he in fact qualified to take sabbatical.

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.

SEE ALSOUNC MPs slam AG’s denial of local ISIS cell

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