Chatham residents blocked the Southern Main Road in Chatham on Monday, as they called on Works Minister Rohan Sinanan to repair a landslip which has claimed half of the roadway.
Over 12,000 residents from Point Fortin to Icacos will be cut off if the landslip worsens. Residents say heavy rains and a leaking water main have made the road conditions worse.
Already, half of the width of the road has slipped into a 30 feet precipice.
Steel sheets placed to prevent slippage have caved, along with the roadside railings and the slipper drains.
High Court Judge Frank Seepersad has struck down elements of this country's colonial-age sedition legislation.
Delivering a 50 page judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain this morning, Justice Seepersad ruled that Sections 3 and 4 of the legislation, which prescribe the offence of sedition, are unconstitutional.
Justice Seepersad ruled that the legislation is vague, uncertain and can lead to arbitrary application.
Former government minister, Devant Maharaj, believes only big business will benefit from new legislation to de-criminalise marijuana in this country.
According to Devant Maharaj, the government’s move is less focussed easing up the justice system and restorative justice for urban youth, and more about facilitating big business.
His comments come in light of revelations that relatives of the Attorney General’s wife have registered a company, which appears to want to be involved in the cannabis business.
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.
The prime minister has identified suspicious transactions allegedly in relation to payments by the former Peoples Partnership Government to Cambridge Analytica for data mining services.
Dr Rowley's comment comes after the UNC said there was nothing pinning the party to claims that members were responsible for breaching citizens’ privacy.
The PM told a meeting in Montrose, Chaguanas, last night, that Ross Advertising Agency appears to have been involved in the suspicious transactions.
PNM’s Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds has been appointed PNM deputy leader (legislative) replacing PNM MP and former minister Marlene McDonald.
The announcement was made at the end of yesterday’s PNM convention. Other PNM deputies are Joan Yuille Williams, Rohan Sinanan and PNM Tobago Leader Kelvin Charles. Hinds is minister in the Attorney General’s Ministry.
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.
Attorneys representing the relatives of Warren Mangal signalled their intention in a pre-action protocol sent to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh and the Office of the Attorney General, yesterday afternoon.