Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Media Release: The Ministry of Finance is Appealing Recent High Court Judgements

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert MP has taken note of an editorial in today’s Express Newspaper which refers to what it describes as the Government’s mounting legal costs. The two particular cases which involve the Minister of Finance are Rohini Ramkissoon and Jwala Rambarran versus the State, respectively.

With respect to both these decisions of Ramkissoon and Rambarran, we respectfully disagree with the decisions of the first instance judges. However, we are constrained in what can be said in relation to these matters as they are sub judice.