Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar

back to parliament: Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar waves to the media as she arrives outside the Parliament building, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, yesterday. 

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley cannot bully and bad-mouth the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) for its decision to seek judicial review of his decision not to institute impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Ivor Archie.

According to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, it is a constitutional right to let the courts decide on this matter, and the Prime Minister’s comments reflect the “dictatorial tendencies” of this Government.

She was speaking to the media yesterday outside the Parliament building, at the International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, before the House sitting.

On Tuesday, Rowley described LATT’s move as a “political charade” that will result in millions of taxpayers’ money being spent on legal fees.

Persad-Bissessar said Trinidad and Tobago is a democracy where access to the court is a fundamental right.