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Former Justice Minister Apologises Over Section 34 Fiasco- Says AG Is Not To Be Blamed

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Former Justice Minister, Herbert Volney

There is a new twist surrounding the controversial proclamation and subsequent repeal of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act 2011 or Section 34.

In May 2013 Opposition Leader, Dr Keith Rowley, disclosed a series of emails bearing the names of key cabinet members, including the Prime Minister, which were sent over a 17 day period.

He alleged that the e-mails were an exchange of communication that exposed a conspiracy to tap the telephone belonging to the Director of Public Prosecutions and intimidate a reporter who broke the Section 34 story .

The Opposition had argued that the legislation would have benefitted two former financiers of the United National Congress who each had pending court matters.

Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan

Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan

Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar eventually fired former Justice Minister Herbert Volney over the matter.

However, speaking at a news briefing on Tuesday at the Attorney General’s Office in Port-of- Spain, the former Justice Minister said he took full responsibility for the issue and apologized for the situation.

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Mr. Volney said Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan , did no wrong in the matter.

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Meanwhile, Mr. Ramlogan thanked Mr. Volney for his latest public statements on the issue.

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The AG also cited factors which contributed to Mr Volney’s change of heart.

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Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan

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