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Controversial Lawyers Bill withdrawn

Government withdraws the contentious Legal Practitioners Bill.

Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, in a statement, announced that after months of wrangling and continuous attempts to get consensus on the bill Government cannot proceed with the controversial legislation.

He expressed disappointment that the House could not agree on the bill or the changes proposed. Mr McLaughlin said a great opportunity to demonstrate bi-partisan cooperation was missed by MLAs.

He said he did not wish to proceed with a bill that was not fully supported by members.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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