State’s case against Brent Thomas going ahead says AG

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State’s case against Brent Thomas going ahead says AG

The recent decision by the Barbados government to accept liability in a lawsuit involving the extradition of firearms dealer Brent Thomas from that island to T&T in 2022, has no impact on the case against him here.

That’s according to Attorney General Reginald Armour, who says he is going ahead with the State’s case against Thomas as planned.

However, Armour added, “The matter involving the State is currently before the courts of Trinidad and Tobago, is sub judicé and as such, it is prohibited from public discussion or comment.”

Armour said he also had every confidence that the Attorney General of Barbados Dale Marshall, SC, was acting in the best interest of Barbados. But he said he had no intention of offering his opinion on the matter.

“I have noted the statements in the media attributed to Barbados AG Hon Dale Marshall SC. I trust that his actions are based on the information at his disposal and the guidance of legal counsel,” Armour said.

Armour was responding to reports over the weekend that the Barbados government had accepted liability in the matter after Thomas sued over his “forced” 2022 deportation from that country.

According to the reports, Roger Forde, KC, the attorney for Barbados AG Marshall in the lawsuit, had advised Thomas’ lawyers that the Barbados government had accepted liability based on his (Forde’s) advice.

Lawyers for the two sides are reportedly now engaged in talks over compensation.

Thomas is also seeking information on who authorised the action against him on both the Barbados and T&T sides.