Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Former temporary Opposition Senator to replace Mahabir

Then Temporary Senator Sean Sobers makes his contribution to the debate on The Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial By Judge Alone) Bill, 2017.

Then Temporary Senator Sean Sobers makes his contribution to the debate on The Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial By Judge Alone) Bill, 2017.

The United National Congress (UNC) has announced a replacement for Ashvani Mahabir following his resignation as a Senator.

Mahabir tendered his resignation last Friday which Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar accepted.

Persad-Bissessar wasted no time in naming former temporary Opposition Senator Sean Sobers as Mahabir’s replacement.

Sobers has contributed to debates on several Bills, including, most recently, The Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2019. 

He has also contributed to:

●      The Criminal Procedure (Plea Discussion and Plea Agreement) Bill, 2017

●      The Finance (Supplementation and Variation of Appropriation) (Financial Year 2018) Bill, 2018

●      The Indictable Offences (Pre-Trial Procedure) Bill, 2017

●      The Insurance Bill, 2016

●      The Miscellaneous Provisions (Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, Proceeds of Crime, Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago, Customs and Exchange Control) Bill, 2017

●      The Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial By Judge Alone) Bill, 2017

●      Motion - Approve the Administration of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Regulations, 2018

Sobers holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London and a Legal Practicing Certificate from the University of Staffordshire and was called to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago in April 2013. 

He has served as legal counsel for a number of companies in Trinidad and Tobago and New York.

He is also a member of The Legal Aid Authority of Trinidad and Tobago and The Trinidad and Tobago Duty Counsel Panel.

Sobers has been an active member in the party and provided legal advice and counsel at free legal clinics the party held in Siparia, Belmont, San Juan and Tunapuna.

An alumnus of Presentation College, San Fernando, he continues to contribute to the institution as a member of the Presentation College San Fernando Past Students Association Executive.

The Opposition leader will advise the President to appoint Sobers as an Opposition Senator.

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