Kamla says ‘selfish motives’ behind LATT vote of confidence in AG Armour

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Kamla says ‘selfish motives’ behind LATT vote of confidence in AG Armour

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad- Bissessar has expressed her disappointment with a recent vote by the LATT on the AG.

She has accused some lawyers of “grovelling” to support Attorney General Reginald Armour in the Law Association’s (LATT) recent no-confidence vote in order to protect their state briefs and board appointments.

She is calling on the LATT to make transcripts of the meeting available to its members.

She said she followed the meeting virtually and only about 18 per cent of LATT members attended and a total of 551 voted, but that vote won’t exonerate Armour.

She said the figures showed there is apathy and disinterest in the legal profession on important issues.

Persad-Bissessar commended attorneys Kiel Taklalsingh and Renuka Rambhajan for presenting the motion but said all the others who “grovelled to Armour and the PNM” made fools of themselves and no longer hold credibility among lawyers.

“When the meeting’s transcripts become public,  all of Trinidad and Tobago will know the truth of what happened, how senior counsels embarrassed themselves in their desperation to eat a food. All of Trinidad and Tobago  will be laughing at these men.”