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Extra Time to Pay Covid Fines

    THE judiciary has extended the time to people who have breached the Covid Regulations to pay their fines. This was revealed in a practice direction issued by Chief Justice Ivor Archie on October 18, 2020, to take effect from Monday 19 October 19, 2020. It noted that the payment of all fines due during […]Read More

6 New Covid Measures in T&T Courts 

  IT’S barely more than seven months since we recorded the first case of Covid-19 on our shores. We’re experiencing different stages of weariness from the extreme protective measures being taken to prevent the transmission of this deadly virus. There is no end in sight… for the moment. The judiciary has had to adapt very […]Read More

DPP says Sorry for Filing only 12 Indictments, but… Blames

    By Prior Beharry DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard, SC, has apologised to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago for filing only 12 indictments over the past law term. But he said this was due to several factors, an aberration and should not be considered as a “significant contributor to the criminal […]Read More

Law Association to Contact CMO to Reduce Risks for ‘In-Person’

    THE Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) is going to contact the Chief Medical Officer about steps to be taken “to reduce risks associated with in-person hearings” in the courts. Chief Justice Ivor Archie in a practice direction last week banned all “in-person” hearings except in domestic violence matters. Justices Carol Gobin […]Read More

CJ Archie Calls Justice Seepersad ‘Highly Irresponsible’

    CHIEF Justice Ivor Archie has described as “highly irresponsible” the correspondence sent to him and actions taken by Justice Frank Seepersad. The High Court judge had written to the Chief Justice on Friday stating that he was disadvantaged by not being allowed to conduct “in person” hearings as stipulated by the CJ in […]Read More

Judge Takes Issue with CJ Banning ‘In Person’ Hearings Wants

    By Prior Beharry A High Court judge is calling for a meeting between the Chief Justice and his judges to discuss the banning of “in person” hearings. has obtained a letter by Justice Frank Seepersad written to Chief Justice Ivor Archie on Friday. The letter takes issue with a practice direction of […]Read More

Law Association Members to Decide Whether to Challenge PM’s Decision

    THE Council of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) is leaving it up to its membership to decide if it wants to challenge the decision of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley not to reconsider implementing impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Ivor Archie. In a letter to its members on Sunday, LATT […]Read More

PM not Moving on CJ

  PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley is not going to refer Chief Justice Ivor Archie under Section 137 of the Constitution that deals with impeachment proceedings against the CJ. In a letter to the Law Association, Rowley said, “I have con­sid­ered, ful­ly tak­en in­to ac­count and ob­served the find­ings and state­ments of Mr Jus­tice (Vashiest) […]Read More

Justice Kokaram: No Room for Politics in Section 137

THERE is no place for politics in matters relating to Section 137 of the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution that deals with impeachment proceedings of the Chief Justice. This was the ruling by High Court Justice Vasheist Kokaram on Wednesday when he quashed the decision of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley not to refer a complaint […]Read More

Law Association Sues PM on CJ Matter

  THE Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) has filed a judicial review application against a decision of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley not to launch an investigation into allegations of misconduct against Chief Justice Ivor Archie. The LATT is seek­ing a se­ries of de­c­la­ra­tions over Row­ley’s han­dling of a re­port, which rec­om­mend­ed that […]Read More