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Minister Young: Our judicial system is stable

MINISTER in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young has told citizens and potential foreign investors that this country’s political and judicial systems are stable. Young made the statement yesterday during his keynote address at the Silk Road trade and economic investment forum hosted by the Chinese Ambassador Song Yumin.

Young said despite recent hiccups in the appointment of former Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar and the call from attorneys for the departure of Chief Justice Ivor Archie, he maintained that the judicial system was resilient.

“I would like to say that our resources makes us attractive to China as being an ideal country for long-term investment in the region. We have an abundance of natural resources and a stable political and judicial system.

“Despite a recent upset in the judicial system I would remind you all that Trinidad and Tobago is still a relatively new country, so the hiccups that we face in that system are merely growing pains which will improve our capabilities in the future.” Young added that while the government has no grounds for legal involvement in the ongoing debacle, correspondence within the office of the Attorney General is under way and the Government intends to keep a close watch on any developments.

“The Government legally has no role to play in this particular situation, so for the while we will only be observing the matters as they occur.” On Thursday night the Law Association passed a motion of no confidence against Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC).

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