Khan: Don't blame AG, it was done before
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012
PM arrives in India
PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar arrived in New Delhi, India, yesterday and begins her state visit to that country today.
Rambachan: 100 business people paid their way
Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan yesterday shot down suggestions that taxpayers are to foot a $10 million bill for business people who accompanied the Prime Minister to India.
CJ Archie silent on returning of 'Silk'
Chief Justice Ivor Archie may not be relinquishing his newly-acquired "Silk" anytime soon and does not intend to make any statement on calls for him and Court of Appeal judge, Justice Wendell Kangaloo to return their instruments of appointment to senior counsel.
Lawyer: It's embarrassing
Astonishing, embarassing. These were some of the words used by former vice-president of the Law Association Hendrickson Seunath SC to describe the acceptance of silk by Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Appeal Court Judge, Justice Wendell Kangaloo, from Attorney General Anand Ramlogan last week.
Daly 'shocked' by silk appointments
CHIEF Justice Ivor Archie and Court of Appeal Judge Wendell Kangaloo continue to face mounting pressure following their decision to accept appointments to the rank of Senior Counsel while serving as members of the Judiciary.
Daly: Donkey cart through Judiciary
Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Court of Appeal Judge Wendell Kangaloo have driven a donkey cart through the separation of powers, says Senior Counsel Martin Daly.
Khan: Don't blame AG, it was done before
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan cannot really be faulted in awarding silk to two sitting judges because there was precedence in the matter. That view on the controversial matter was given by Israel Khan SC yesterday. "When it was first announced I didn't give it much serious thought because there was precedence for a chief justice to take silk," he said. Khan recalled that former chief justice Clinton Bernard was awarded silk in 1988 by the attorney general of then National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) government.
Terrence Farrell: Sackcloth and silk
Practice inherited from Colonial past
The practice of awarding silk is one of several legal traditions inherited from Trinidad and Tobago's British Colonial past. In the United Kingdom Queen's Counsel are appointed by patent to be one of Her Majesty's counsel learned in the law.
Silk: The need to go back to class
Return 'silk' now
Tuesday's call by former Attorney General, Karl Hudson-Phillips, QC, one of the Commonwealth Caribbean's eminent jurists, for Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Appeal Court Judge, Justice Wendell Kangaloo, who recently accepted "Silk" to return their instruments forthwith has as its main plank the principle of the Separation of Powers.
TUG OF WAR
CLICO Enquiry lawyers: No e-mails from Gita, Monteil withholding documents
Carballo quizzes Sakal
MICHAEL CARBALLO, former group financial director of CL Financial, faced off against former corporate secretary of CL Financial Gita Sakal, as the first day of the fourth evidence hearing into the collapse of the insurance empire and the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) started yesterday.
Carballo: Gita your English 'bad'
AS HE cross-examined former CL Financial (CLF) corporate secretary Gita Sakal yesterday, former CLF financial director Michael Carballo told Sakal that her English was "bad", prompting objections from lawyers to what they called his "insulting" cross-examination.
Former CLF execs clash over salaries
'Silks' behave badly
SENIOR COUNSEL or "Silks" yesterday exchanged heated allegations and counter-allegations at the Clico Commission of Inquiry, charging each other with inappropriate behaviour as junior members of the Bar looked on.
HCU back on the agenda
INVESTIGATIONS into the reasons for the fall of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) have been returned to the agenda of the commission of enquiry into the collapse of CL Financial and the HCU...
'Duprey asked for silence'
Hosein made the claim as Sakal said she brokered the sale of CLICO Energy for Duprey despite a Memorandum of Understanding with the government in January 2009, which prohibited the sale of any assets.
TTUTA hopes Sita returns to 'peaceful environment'
The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers' Association (TTUTA) is hoping Sita Gajadharsingh-Nanga, principal of the Tunapuna Hindu School, will return to a "peaceful environment".
61 HDC units for upgrade after tragic fire
PoS garbage collectors down tools
Policeman facing road death charges
A police officer assigned to the Northern Division is expected to be charged shortly with causing death by dangerous driving.
Ramesh to prosecute woman accused of killing her husband
Senior Counsel Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj has been given a fiat to prosecute a Penal woman accused of killing her husband.
Passenger robbed, beaten, set on fire
A Chaguanas man was up to yesterday in a serious condition at hospital after he was robbed, beaten and set on fire by three men on Tuesday night.
Barrackpore farmer shot dead — murder No 5
...Killed farmer's screams for his mom were in vain
Just before he was shot dead by robbers, Barrackpore farmer Anand Ramkarran screamed to his ailing mother for help.
Man gets 36 months jail for larceny
A Petit Valley man was sentenced yesterday to 36 months hard labour when he appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on his 16th count of larceny.
Missing man found dead in pond
Forbidden love leads Seeta to life on streets
Death after bay rum binge
Illness keeps Bakr away from court
Jamaat al Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr failed to attend the start of his sedition trial in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday because of medical problems.
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