THERE are grounds for judicial review of the decision of the Prime Minister not to invoke impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Ivor Archie.

But any “claim” — to demand redress or compel the Prime Minister to take a course of action — “would have its difficulties”, attorneys Christopher Hamel-Smith SC, Rishi Dass and British attorney Rowan Pennington-Benton stated.

Their advice to the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) dated September 25 said: “It should be said at the outset, that success in a judicial review claim challenging a decision such as that taken by the PM will always be difficult. The decision is fact- sensitive and essentially one of judgment. The Constitution determines who it is that should be entrusted with deciding whether to trigger the Section 137 process. That person is the Prime Minister. Mere disagreement with the merits of the PM’s decision or his judgment will be insufficient.”


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IF Yara Trinidad Ltd is prepared to sell, the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) is prepared to buy. OWTU president general Ancel Roget made this declaration yesterday, even as the union still awaits the final thumbs-up from the Government regarding its bid to purchase the assets of the Pointe-a-Pierre oil refinery.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert told a People’s National Movement (PNM) public meeting, on Thursday night at Barataria South Secondary School, that the evaluation team had “some issues” with how Patriotic would take over the refinery, and had asked Patriotic 10 questions.

Trinidad and Tobago police investigators have made contact with the attorneys for Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica data consultant who claimed he was part of a spy operation in this country.

A HIGH Court judge has condemned the actions of two policemen who allegedly sexually harassed a Belmont massage therapist who they unlawfully arrested and detained for three days in 2017.