T&T LGE 2016

Disclosure Today notes the landmark decision of the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago in CV2013-01162 Afra Raymond v The Minister of Finance & the Economy which requires the Minister of Finance & the Economy to publish the details relating to the CL Financial bailout which had been requested under the Freedom of Information Act. […]

On July 22nd, 2015 the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago, in a landmark FOIA ruling, required Minister of Finance and the Economy, Larry Howai, to publish details of the $25b CL Financial Bailout. One week later, it appears that Minister Howai may be hesitant about fulfilling the court’s instructions to disclose all in 28 […]

​For the first time since Disclosure Today launched its political finance reform initiative, PM Persad-Bissessar has spoken publicly and declaring her position on the issue. At a luncheon on reform in the construction sector hosted by the JCC on Wednesday July 22nd, their President, Afra Raymond set the tenor early with his comments on corruption, […]

In a 2013 article, around the time of the Emailgate scandal, columnist and political analyst Selwyn Ryan made a few comments that resonated powerfully with Jack Warner’s press conference last week on July 14th. Back then Ryan alluded to the power and importance of the political financier, not just to political parties, but to governments. […]

That’s the challenge thrown out to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday by embattled Independent Liberal Party (ILP) leader Jack Warner, who also accused acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams of not speaking the truth on the alleged ganja which Warner claims was discovered on the PM’s property on April 12, 2013. Warner, who claimed he had […]

Special Reserve Police Officer Jitnarine Hardeen is denying outright that it is his voice heard on a recording played for the media by Independent Liberal Party (ILP) leader Jack Warner yesterday. Hardeen issued a legal letter to Warner yesterday threatening action. “There is no truth in any of these allegations nor the contents of any […]

The announcement by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Friday that the 2015 general election will be held on September 7 raises three questions that should be of interest to those who keep a close eye on the T&T economy: • What is the current state of the economy? • Will the management of the country’s […]