Faris Al-Rawi

Hinds replaces Marlene as PNM deputy leader

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.

AG: Cops must act on domestic abuse reports

The police are the first responders to domestic violence cases and they must take the matters seriously, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi made clear yesterday.

But everyone must also become their relatives’ keeper in T&T and if a family member is suffering domestic violence, “...You can’t say ‘that’s not my business’,”|Al-Rawi added.

Speaking at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing, the AG advocated action and speaking out in order to help deal with the domestic violence problem.

Persad-Bissessar challenges AG's "tactics" to allow marriage bill to pass with simple majority

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is questioning the decision by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi to omit the parts of the marriage legislation that needed a special majority, to ensure that it was passed in the Senate last night.

Persad-Bissessar says the AG appears to be legislating "by tactics" and is calling on him to state whether he had Cabinet's permission to do so.

The following is a statement issued by Persad-Bissessar today: