by Derek Achong (Trinidad Guardian) Members of the Law Association of T&T have narrowly voted against a no-confidence motion in Attorney General Reginald Armour, SC.
The no-confidence motion and a second motion, calling on Armour to resign due to his disqualification in the State’s protracted civil asset recovery case related to fraud and corruption in the construction of the Piarco International Airport, were defeated by majority votes at the end of a special general meeting the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-of-Spain yesterday evening.
The no-confidence motion received 234 votes for and 317 against, while the second motion over resignation received 241 votes for and 310 against.
Even if the motions were passed by the membership, they would have had no real tangible effect, as the association has no power to compel Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to revoke Armour’s appointment or to force Armour’s resignation.
In a brief interview with media personnel after the meeting, attorney Kiel Taklalsingh, who requisitioned the meeting on behalf of over three dozen members, said the group of young lawyers was satisfied despite the defeat.