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Request to be Made for High Court To Decide on Ayers Caesar’s Outstanding Matters

Request to be Made for High Court To Decide on Ayers Caesar’s Outstanding Matters

Reports today that Government is expected to file an Interpretation Summons in court by tomorrow asking the High Court to interpret what should be done regarding over fifty outstanding matters of former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar.

It will be the latest step to try and deal with the matter of the cases which were partly heard and were left in limbo following Ayers-Caesar’s elevation to the High Court and resignation earlier in the year.

AG Faris Al Rawi

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said the summons was one of two routes suggested by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the matter.

The other was a legislative route involving amendments to the Preliminary Inquiries and Summary Courts Acts. It would have changed the law for general purposes and did not apply specifically to the 53 cases.

The legislative recommendation was vetoed by the Opposition when Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar met in July.

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