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Response to Law Association President Seenath Jairam SC Dear Mr. Jairam, We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 1, 2013 and categorically reject the suggestion that your Council is unable to assess and pronounce on the suitability of Mr. Anand Ramlogan SC to hold the esteemed office of Attorney General (AG). We insist on the Law Associations protection of THE PEOPLE of Trinidad & Tobago from the apparent ongoing and obscene abuse of power by Mr. Ramlogan ... one of your own and indeed the titular Head of the Bar. Contrary to your interpretation, Section 5 of Part 2 of the Legal Profession Act mandates your urgent intervention. Mr. Ramlogan continues, unabated, to attack citizens, organizations and institutions in Trinidad & Tobago. In a recent media release, Mr. Ramlogan stated Fixin TnT (sic) is a party group or branch of the PNM. Their full page newspaper advertisements are financed by the PNM. This is an outright lie. We challenge the AG to produce even a shred of evidence to support his patently false claim. Further, his ongoing rants about the Integrity Commission and its Chairman in a clear attempt to undermine public trust in that institution, will not be tolerated. We maintain that Mr. Ramlogan neither understands nor appreciates the remit of the office he currently holds. We consider him to be dangerous, disrespectful and an absolute embarrassment to the Office of the Attorney General and our country. FIXIN T&T will not be intimidated by bullying tactics. We remind you that the purposes of the Law Association are set out in Section 5 of Part 2 of the Legal Profession Act. The purposes of the Association are:- (a) to maintain and improve the standards of conduct and proficiency of the Legal Profession in Trinidad & Tobago; (b) to represent and protect the interests of the legal profession in Trinidad & Tobago; (c) to protect and assist the public in Trinidad and Tobago in all matters relating to the law; (d) to promote good relations within the profession, between the profession and persons concerned in the administration of justice in Trinidad and Tobago and between the profession and the public generally; (e) to promote good relations between the profession and professional bodies of the legal profession in other countries and to participate in the activities of any international association of lawyers and to become a member thereof; (f) to promote, maintain and support the administration of justice and the rule of law. (g) to do such other things as are incidental or conducive to the achievements of the purposes set out at (a - f) We fully expect that the Law Association will assume its responsibility with the urgency demanded by this untenable situation. Sincerely, Kirk Waithe Cc: • H.E. Anthony Carmona – President of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago • Mr. Gerry Brooks – Vice President of the Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago • Mrs. Lydia Mendonca – Treasurer of the Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago • Mr. Martin Daly SC • Media
Posted on: Sun, 01 Dec 2013 18:22:15 +0000

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