Judiciary

Law Association seeks to establish if evidence is enough to impeach CJ

Information reaching CNC3 News is that the Law Association has written to former officials of the Housing Development Corporation seeking information.

This comes as they continue investigations into whether or not there is sufficient evidence to trigger the impeachment of the Chief Justice.

One of the allegations surrounding Chief Justice Archie is whether or not he played a role in the expediting of government housing applications for certain individuals.

Law Association committee to submit report on CJ today

The committee appointed by the Law Association to investigate allegations against Chief Justice Ivor Archie will deliver its interim report this evening.

Contacted today, the association's president, Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes, who is also a member of the committee, indicated that he and the other members were meeting to prepare their report to be submitted to the association's council.

The committee members would wait until the rest of the council members are present at their monthly meeting next month to discuss the report.

Sturge guilty of contempt of court

Attorney-at-law and former Opposition Senator Wayne Sturge has been fined $5000 for contempt of court or face six months in prison.

He has one week within which to pay the fine.

The ruling was handed down by Justice Norton Jack.

The charges arose from a Facebook posting made on Sturge's Facebook page in relation to a murder trial before the court.

Sturge was one of the defence attorneys in the matter.

The court's sentence is also being referred to the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.

Flags to be flown at half-mast tomorrow for funeral of former Chief Justice

The Government has granted approval for an official funeral to be afforded to the late Justice Cecil Arthur Kelsick, T.C., former Chief Justice of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, a statement by the Ministry of National Security says.

The statement says that according to National Flag Protocol, the flag should be flown at half-mast on the day of the death and funeral of listed position holders, as well as other notable citizens and residents of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, as may be announced by the Minister of National Security.

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