Stuart Young is now a Senior Counsel

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Stuart Young is now a Senior Counsel

It seems Stuart Young has been granted silk and is now a Senior Counsel. 

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley slipped in the announcement as he wrapped debate on the Whistleblower legislation Friday night. 

A GML report said that Dr Rowley was at the time chastising the Opposition for not supporting the bill. While making the point he’s often made that the Government fought to retrieve billions of dollars from Brazilian firm OAS Construtora related to the construction of the San Fernando to Point Fortin Highway, he said, “Once again I want to congratulate and thank Senior Counsel Stuart Young for the work he has done.”

The statement attracted thumps on the desk by the Government side but jeers from the opposition.

Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh, heard in the cross talk asked, “You give him Senior Counsel?”

“No! I don’t give…” Dr Rowley began before being stopped by House Speak Bridgid Annisette George who admonished the Opposition on the cross talk. 

In a statement to GML, Young said, “I am grateful and privileged to have been given the opportunity to serve my country and to use my professional skills to do so. I am humbled to be conferred with senior counsel status and assure the population that I will continue to uphold the values associated with inner bar practitioners ie hard work, honesty, integrity and knowledge of the law.”

Young was an attorney before entering active politics where he has been Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Minister of Communications, Minister of National Security. He now serves as Minister of Energy and Energy Industries as well as Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister.