High Court

Turkish court blocks access to Wikipedia

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said an Ankara court ordered Saturday that a "protection measure" related to suspected internet crimes be applied to Wikipedia. Such measures are used to block access to pages or entire websites to protect "national security and public order."

In response, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales tweeted his support for those who labelled the decision censorship: "Access to information is a fundamental human right. Turkish people, I will always stand with you to fight for this right."

Opposition calls for removal of AG following court ruling

This after the High Court on Thursday morning ruled that the Police Orders enacted in January this year by the Government for the selection and appointment of a Police Commissioner are unconstitutional.

Opposition Leader and Senior Counsel Kamla Persad-Bissessar, speaking with the media after the delivery of the ruling, says it has prevented the establishment of a police state under the People’s National Movement (PNM) administration and at the beck and call of the political directorate.

She says the public can now rest easy because of the ruling. 

Temporary judge appointed to High Court

Chief Justice Archie warmly welcomed and congratulated Justice Yorke-Young on her accomplishment as the country’s newest Puisne Judge.

Justice Yorke-Young is no stranger to the Judiciary, having functioned as a Magistrate for the past 16 years presiding on family matters in the Family Court and districts throughout Trinidad and Tobago. She joins the higher Judiciary, having amassed a wealth of experience in Family Law.