Saturday 17 November, 2018

Judiciary denies judges' support for colleague charged with DUI

The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago says it notes with concern a recent report in a daily newspaper suggesting that Judges if the Supreme Court or certain of them had taken a position with respect with respect a matter before for the courts.

This follows a report in the Trinidad Newsday that judges of the Supreme Court have said they are supporting their colleague Justice Kevin Ramcharan.

Ramcharan was arrested two Saturday’s ago and charged with driving under influence.

The Judiciary in a statement on Monday distanced itself from the claim.

“We note with concern a recent report in a daily newspaper suggesting that Judges of the Supreme Court or certain of them had taken a position with respect to a matter before the courts. It is necessary to place on record that this report, if accurate, does not reflect the views of the judiciary or in fact the views of anyone other than the unnamed source.”

It added that it is mindful of its obligation not to comment or far less express public views on any matter engaging the attention of a court, and that it would be inappropriate and contrary to its code of ethics so to do.

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