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Re: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan Thread
« Reply #270 on: November 14, 2012, 08:20:39 PM »
I think that Anad set up a scenario like this. He went parliament and ask for an amount closed to what was owed. He was baiting the opposition to come out and way-lay the gov't about TT have to pay, but he knew full well we were getting back the money. Now he looking like a rose and Rowley and PNM looking like "fools".  Why did he went to parliament and ask for that amount.

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« Reply #271 on: November 14, 2012, 10:08:10 PM »
WOW! I'm confused.com!  I understand there were delays from BAE, but I thought they were covered by clauses in the contract. So, help me here. T&T actually paid $1.3 billion and now getting it back, or is the sum T&T is receiving by way of damages?

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Re: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan Thread
« Reply #272 on: November 15, 2012, 01:43:43 AM »
I putting my order of Crow Marinade on hold fuh de time being... call me a skeptic but if Anand say it sunny outside I dressing fuh rain.

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Interestingly enough... trading in BAE shares seem unaffected.  Strange for a company about to make a £100 million payout.
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Re: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan Thread
« Reply #273 on: November 15, 2012, 10:34:07 AM »
Clyde shipyard bosses win £130m compensation battle
By Gordon Thomson (Evening Times)

CLYDE shipyard bosses have won a £130million compensation battle with high ranking government officials in Trinidad and Tobago.

The deal was thrashed out after the Caribbean republic reneged on an agreement to buy three offshore patrol vessels to be used in a crackdown on gun runners and drug smugglers.

The row was triggered when a newly-elected government decided to scrap the contract in October, 2010.

The contract had been worth £150m and had been placed with BAE Systems in April, 2007, by political opponents who had previously run the affairs of both holiday islands.

They had claimed there had been building delays to all three vessels and that the combat system had malfunctioned during sea trials on two of the ships.

The Trinidad and Tobago government refused to accept the patrol ships and instead BAE launched a compensation battle at an international court of arbitration.

It held a private hearing over several days in London in May and last month Cabinet members in the Republic were known to have approved a payment to BAE of £130m to end the row.

Shipyard bosses refused to disclose the sum involved but last night issued a brief statement to confirm both sides had reached an agreement.

It means BAE officials have almost doubled their money.

While the dispute rumbled on the company revealed in the run-up to last Christmas that it had sold the three vessels to the Brazilian Navy for £133m.

Company chiefs refused to comment further but industry sources last night confirmed that BAE was to be given £130m in compensation by the Trinidad and Tobago government whose senior officials could not be contacted.
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Re: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan Thread
« Reply #274 on: November 15, 2012, 12:10:21 PM »
Oh, now it makes sense:

BAE build 3 ships and sell them to T&T for $1.5 billion.

T&T back out of the deal, so the ships are sold to Brazil for $1.3 billion

BAE sue T&T for their losses of......$1.3 billion (huh?)

T&T and BAE go to arbitration

T&T and BAE both win the arbitration.

BAE have to pay T&T $1.3 billion

T&T have to pay BAE $1.3 billion

Everybodys happy.

I can't understand why people get confused.

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Re: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan Thread
« Reply #275 on: November 15, 2012, 12:49:22 PM »
What about the big downpayment we gave them

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« Reply #276 on: November 15, 2012, 01:14:21 PM »
Clyde shipyard bosses win £130m compensation battle
By Gordon Thomson (Evening Times)

CLYDE shipyard bosses have won a £130million compensation battle with high ranking government officials in Trinidad and Tobago.

The deal was thrashed out after the Caribbean republic reneged on an agreement to buy three offshore patrol vessels to be used in a crackdown on gun runners and drug smugglers.

The row was triggered when a newly-elected government decided to scrap the contract in October, 2010.

The contract had been worth £150m and had been placed with BAE Systems in April, 2007, by political opponents who had previously run the affairs of both holiday islands.

They had claimed there had been building delays to all three vessels and that the combat system had malfunctioned during sea trials on two of the ships.

The Trinidad and Tobago government refused to accept the patrol ships and instead BAE launched a compensation battle at an international court of arbitration.

It held a private hearing over several days in London in May and last month Cabinet members in the Republic were known to have approved a payment to BAE of £130m to end the row.

Shipyard bosses refused to disclose the sum involved but last night issued a brief statement to confirm both sides had reached an agreement.

It means BAE officials have almost doubled their money.

While the dispute rumbled on the company revealed in the run-up to last Christmas that it had sold the three vessels to the Brazilian Navy for £133m.

Company chiefs refused to comment further but industry sources last night confirmed that BAE was to be given £130m in compensation by the Trinidad and Tobago government whose senior officials could not be contacted.

I now coming to post this... http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/mobile/news/clyde-shipyard-bosses-win-130m-compensation-battle-107205n.19408056

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Re: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan Thread
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« Reply #278 on: November 15, 2012, 02:15:00 PM »
Jah G, dahis yuh best looking parliamentarian in that pic dey? Seeking confirmation.

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« Reply #279 on: November 15, 2012, 02:18:31 PM »
Jah G, dahis yuh best looking parliamentarian in that pic dey? Seeking confirmation.
Na not Ms. Roopnarine .

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« Reply #280 on: November 15, 2012, 02:22:56 PM »
Thx. :)

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« Reply #281 on: November 15, 2012, 02:36:11 PM »
Jah G, dahis yuh best looking parliamentarian in that pic dey? Seeking confirmation.

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« Reply #283 on: November 15, 2012, 06:07:38 PM »
I still see this as a loss for us. What about all the people who got trained.

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AG: T&T wins $1.3b claim against UK firm.
« Reply #284 on: November 16, 2012, 03:30:50 AM »
AG: T&T wins $1.3b claim against UK firm
By Asha Javeed (T&T Express).


An arbitration between UK-based BAE Systems and Trinidad and Tobago over the cancellation of an order for three offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has been settled in this country's favour for the sum of $1.382 billion.

That's $272 million less than what the State was seeking when it filed a counter-claim during the two-year-long negotiations.

After the People's Partnership Government cancelled the OPV order on September 16, 2010, BAE Systems initiated arbitration proceedings hoping to recover $611.032 million from the State as it had taken a 100 million pound sterling charge on its books.

In turn, T&T had issued a counter-claim of $1,654 million for the boats, which were valued at 155 million pounds.

Describing the outcome as "victorious", Attorney General Anand Ramlogan said this country had demonstrated that it is serious about business and it is no "third world banana republic", in which international companies can "simply come and get away with murder".

He was speaking at a media briefing at his Cabildo Chambers in Port of Spain yesterday after BAE, which is a publicly-traded company on the London Stock Exchange, posted news that a settlement had been reached "at an amount consistent with provisions held".

However, Ramlogan insisted Trinidad and Tobago would not have to pay "one red cent" to the British company.

Two weeks ago, Ramlogan said he had tabled a note to Cabinet on whether the Government would accept the $1.3 billion from BAE, with the recommendation that the Government not pay any sums to BAE.

Ramlogan said the Government's first act, after it receives the first of two tranches of payment in January 2013, will be to settle the multimillion-dollar loans to BNP Paribas and Lloyds, which the People's National Movement (PNM) government took to buy the OPVs.

He said the balance of $1,042 million on the loan, if settled early, could save the state $57 million in interest.

After repayment of the loan, the Government will have $340 million, which Ramlogan said will be handed over to Finance Minister Larry Howai to use at his discretion on budgetary promises.

He said the Government was also able to save the country money in two instances—first, a $32 million recurrent expenditure of maintaining the OPVs annually and, second, out of an estimated legal bill of 7 to 8 billion pound sterling for the arbitration, the Government had only spent about 1.5 to 2 billion pound sterling.

At the same time, the Attorney General could not say how much money has been lost on the OPV deal because of "abysmal" record-keeping.

"Some of the expenditure was lost in the cracks of the projects, given the span of time. Large crews were housed in Great Britain and were receiving training. There were costs— infrastructure created to accommodate the OPVs, etc. A lot of money was spent," he said.

He noted that the case had concluded earlier because liability had been established on BAE's part and, thus, the settlement was signed on November 13, with no room for appeal on BAE's part.

Ramlogan said it was on his advice that the Government agreed to the cancellation of the OPVs, which the former PNM administration had entered into with BAE in April 2007.

His decision was informed by the delays in delivery of the OPVs—the first OPV was scheduled to be delivered in May 2009 and the second was supposed to be delivered in February 2010... but none were delivered.

He said, too, there was a serious problem with the combat system, and the Government was not prepared to accept the vessels in the defective condition, which led to the cancellation.

The boats were subsequently sold to the Brazilian navy for 60 million pound sterling.

"After careful consideration and after receiving sound legal and technical advice, this Government cancelled the OPV contract. We didn't just get up one day and decide on a 'vaps' to get out of the contract. We acted carefully because we inherited very expensive contract obligations from the PNM," he said.

Questioned on the interpretation of BAE's statement on the matter, Ramlogan responded: "To the extent that that has been put out there, I think that is most unfortunate."

The Financial Times yesterday reported that "the deal should be seen as a positive development because it reduced the company's (BAE) political risk."

"I am not concerned about BAE because we know what the facts are. I can well understand, it's a publicly listed company. Of course, they would want to protect the integrity of the stocks on their stock exchange, and they will want to protect the integrity of the reputation of their company. That's par for the course. I don't hold out that there'll be any ill will about that because I am here to clarify the position and state the facts."

Asked whether the country's borders were now more vulnerable without the vessels, given that T&T is a transhipment hub for drugs and guns, Ramlogan answered: "Where is the evidence of that? Has the murder rate, for example, tripled as to what obtained under the PNM? There is no empirical evidence to support that."

At the moment, the Government is also engaged in three other arbitrations—on behalf of Methanol Holdings in London, England; on behalf of Petrotrin in New York, USA; and with the Hyatt Corporation in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

British High Commission welcomes agreement The British High Commission has welcomed the agreement between BAE Systems and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago on the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) contract. In a release yesterday, the High Commission said "it noted the announcement of the settlement between BAE Systems and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the offshore patrol vessel contract. "We welcome the agreement between BAE Systems and the Government.

This comes as the culmination of several months of negotia- tions. We commend the Government's continued determination and commitment to reach an amicable settlement and the similar determination shown by BAE Systems. "The British High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago will continue to work with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in its efforts to strengthen this nation's security and justice systems," the release ended.

BAE, Govt in secret deal for more boats.

Although the Government is claiming to have won an arbitration battle with British Aerospace Engineering Systems (BAE), one of the world’s largest military defence companies, indications are that a secret deal between the parties is in the works for T&T to acquire several second-hand boats. “Information is there may be a secret deal going on between the Government and BAE for the purchase of second-hand military vessels,” a well-placed source, requesting strict anonymity, told the T&T Guardian yesterday.
 
“Reports are that BAE leased the vessels to another country and the lease came to an end. If it is true the Government plans to buy these second-hand vessels from BAE, it means there is some deal going on in conjuction with the arbitration,” said the source. “There may be more to the $1.382 billion settlement the Government got from BAE. There may be far more to the story than we think,” the source said.
 
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, contacted for a response on the matter, only said, “Talk to National Security Minister Jack Warner. I don’t want to comment on matters that concern his ministry.” Meanwhile, the Opposition PNM is likely to contact BAE in a bid to get more information on the arbitration matter, which it says is “very confusing and contradictory.”
 
PNM MP Colm Imbert was a member of an inter-ministerial committee for the purchase of military assets (the OPVs) in the last administration. Asked if he had contacted BAE on the current issue, he replied, “I have not contacted them as yet.”
 
Imbert said he is not satisfied all the information on the BAE settlement coming from the Government is correct and he’s checking to make sure all the facts are in order. He said reports from the international press are different from those coming from the Government. “The international press is saying BAE won the arbitration and was paid by the Government. The Attorney General is saying these reports are a fabrication.”
 
Further compounding the confusion is the question of the real cost incurred by the Government in the OPV matter, Imbert said. “The legal costs are significant, but they pale in comparison to the costs incurred in training Coast Guard officers to use the vessels, and other costs, as well. Research leaves me to believe the AG is not talking about a lot of expenses the Government can’t recover. “But any objective assessment of the costs must include all expenses. It’s far more than is being indicated by the Government,” said Imbert, who is promising to reveal more details soon.
 
The Financial Times report on  Wednesday said BAE must have been relieved at the settlement. “The settlement brings to a conclusion a disagreement that arose when Trinidad cancelled an order for the three boats following cost overruns and delays. “The decision in 2010 came so late in the development phase of the contract that one of the three boats was ready to be delivered, prompting BAE to take a £100 million charge.  “Even so, the settlement will come as a relief to BAE, which has been under pressure from investors. BAE said the settlement was ‘at an amount consistent with provisions held.’”

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Re: AG: T&T wins $1.3b claim against UK firm.
« Reply #285 on: November 16, 2012, 04:54:07 AM »
FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2012 TEXT SIZE   BAE ships contract
The Evening Times yesterday reported that shipbuilder BAE Systems had won a £130million compensation battle with the Trinidad and Tobago Government after the Caribbean Republic had cancelled an order for three offshore patrol vessels.

We published the article after a spokeswoman for the defence contractor claimed it was to receive the cash payment.

However, BAE has in fact agreed to compensate the republic, which had cancelled the £150m order, after it claimed the delivery dates for all three ships were delayed and the combat system on two of them had failed during sea trials.

BAE Systems today declined to comment further on the result of the negotiations other than to confirm a "settlement" had been reached with the Trinidad and Tobago Government.

We are happy to clarify this here.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/bae-ships-contract-107384n.19429991
 

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« Reply #286 on: November 16, 2012, 06:27:51 AM »
FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2012 TEXT SIZE   BAE ships contract
The Evening Times yesterday reported that shipbuilder BAE Systems had won a £130million compensation battle with the Trinidad and Tobago Government after the Caribbean Republic had cancelled an order for three offshore patrol vessels.

We published the article after a spokeswoman for the defence contractor claimed it was to receive the cash payment.

However, BAE has in fact agreed to compensate the republic, which had cancelled the £150m order, after it claimed the delivery dates for all three ships were delayed and the combat system on two of them had failed during sea trials.

BAE Systems today declined to comment further on the result of the negotiations other than to confirm a "settlement" had been reached with the Trinidad and Tobago Government.

We are happy to clarify this here.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/bae-ships-contract-107384n.19429991
 

I guessing this is in fact a retraction of sorts?

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Re: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan Thread
« Reply #287 on: November 16, 2012, 06:34:41 AM »
Update from Evening Times after their article yesterday stated T&T had to pay BAE.....

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/bae-ships-contract-107384n.19429991

BAE eh saying nutten further.  That means we have to rely on the AG for information.....all I will say at this point, I don't trust the AG and this government further than I can throw them so I'm skeptical as to how we could come out of this on top.

Only way I could see that happening is since BAE were able to sell the vessels they didn't bother to haul us over the coals....but I eh worried the entire story will come out eventually.....
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« Reply #288 on: November 16, 2012, 08:14:34 AM »
I still see this as a loss for us. What about all the people who got trained.

Boi u eh know have the story people marriage mash up over this sordid mess.
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« Reply #289 on: November 21, 2012, 07:39:49 AM »
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Attorneys__Anand_has_ruined_our_reputations-180280011.html




For the second time, information conveyed to the Parliament by Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has been deemed to be inaccurate by the affected parties who were granted a right of reply by the presiding officer.

Attorneys Reginald Armour SC, Elena Araujo and Ian Benjamin, in their separate replies yesterday, told the Parliament that the amounts given by Ramlogan as legal fees paid to them by the Central Bank were overstated by more than 400 per cent, 300 per cent and 184 per cent, respectively.

The Clerk of the Senate read into the records the responses of the three attorneys in which they all challenged the veracity of statements made by Ramlogan during the Budget debate on Thursday October 18, 2012.

Ramlogan had told the Senate that Armour for the period October 2007 to July 2012 was paid a "grand total" of $17.7 million from the Central Bank.

Armour however stated, "I wish to confirm that I did not work for the Central Bank prior to 2008 and did not receive legal feels in the sum of $17.7 million. The figure stated by the Attorney General is overstated by a multiple of more than four."

Ramlogan had also said Araujo of Araujo Law firm was paid $11.5 million. However in denying the accuracy of this figure, Araujo stated, "The figure stated by the Attorney General is overstated by approximately 300 per cent."


Ramlogan had said Benjamin received $9.3 million between October 2007 and July 2012. Benjamin, in his letter, said this figure was overstated by approximately 184 per cent.

All three attorneys pointed out that their fees were in line with the tariff of Legal Fees entitled "Practice Guide to the Assessment of Costs" issued by then acting chief justice Roger Hamel-Smith on December 20, 2007. They all noted further that the Central Bank was granted a discount rate.

All three attorneys also stated that their reputations were affected. "This inaccurate statement...has caused me to be held in public contempt and it also has the tendency to mislead as it suggests that I received unreasonable and excessive fees. The statements also misrepresent 30 years of a hard-earned reputation as an independent attorney, since I have received expressions of concern that my representation of clients might now be viewed as having a particular political agenda," Armour stated. Benjamin and Araujo made similar points.

Elena Araujo noted further, "The statement has placed the principal attorney and staff of the firm and their families at considerable personal risk of danger from the criminal elements of our society" by the Attorney General's inaccurate statements.

Ramlogan was not in the Senate when the statements were read. But the PNM bench desk-thumped as the Clerk finished reading each of three letters.

PNM Senator Fitzgerald Hinds, speaking in a private motion on governance afterwards, said three honest hard-working decent citizens had to have letters read defending their names from an attack by the Government through the mouth of the Attorney General who stood to "more applause from his colleagues" and said what has been deemed by the persons to be inaccurate.

Hinds said Ramlogan had stated previously that himself and Faris Al-Rawi had received part of $84 million in briefs from the previous Government. "And that was absolutely untrue," Hinds said. To which Al Rawi added: "Not one brief".
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« Reply #290 on: November 21, 2012, 07:40:28 AM »
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/___Anand__Then_say_how_much_you_were_paid-180280001.html



Attorney General Anand Ramlogan said yesterday it was "curious" that while attorneys Reginald Armour SC , Elena Araujo and Ian Benjamin disputed the figures he gave for what they received in legal fees from the Central Bank, they did not disclose how much was in fact paid to them.

Ramlogan was asked to respond to the replies given by the three attorneys which were read by the Clerk of the Senate, with a view to correcting the Hansard record. Ramlogan said if there was any dispute over the figures, one would have expected the affected parties to disclose how much they received. "There are public funds and the figures quoted were provided by the Central Bank via the Ministry of Finance," he said.

The Attorney General said the Government favoured full and frank disclosure and if there was any query, he was certain that these attorneys could provide the figures and clear the air.

"I have great respect for my colleagues and I fully appreciate that they may have grown accustomed to the PNM policy of silence with respect to the disclosure of legal fees," he said. He recalled that a previous PNM attorney general had bluntly refused to answer questions on legal fees.

"This Government takes a different view. And any attorney who wants to work for this Government, must be prepared to have their fees disclosed as I have done repeated in response to questions from the Opposition," he said. He added that this administration had hired attorneys in high-profile cases in which the public had an interest and this included the Central Bank, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the CLICO/HCU Commission of Enquiry. —Ria Taitt
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Re: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan Thread
« Reply #291 on: November 21, 2012, 08:03:05 AM »
He is the most dishonest , most indecent and most unprofessional AG we've had. He's got to go, they've all got to go.

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« Reply #292 on: November 21, 2012, 08:49:31 AM »
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Re: Attorney General Anand Ramlogan Thread
« Reply #293 on: November 21, 2012, 09:36:15 AM »
He is the most dishonest , most indecent and most unprofessional AG we've had. He's got to go, they've all got to go.

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« Reply #294 on: November 21, 2012, 01:27:52 PM »
So these 3 attorneys just decided to ruin their reputations by lying to everyone?
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AG’s $M fee claims wrong
« Reply #295 on: November 22, 2012, 06:17:10 AM »
AG’s $M fee claims wrong
By ANDRE BAGOO (newsday).
Thursday, November 22 2012


THREE letters from lawyers who were called out in the Senate by Attorney General Anand Ramlogan as having been paid high fees by the Central Bank from 2007 to 2012 were yesterday read into the Hansard in the Senate.

The action came after the three lawyers disputed the figures given by the Attorney General last month during the Budget debate.

Ramlogan told the Senate last month that for the period October, 2007 to July, 2012, Reginald Armour got $17.7 million; Elena Araujo / Araujo Law, $11.5 million; Ian Benjamin $9.3 million; Lydia Mendonca, $4.2 million; Pollonais, Blanc, de la Bastide and Jacelon, $3.4 million; Sherry- Ann Bachew-Rudd, $2.4 million; Mair and Company, $ 1million.

But Armour, in a letter to then Acting Senate President, Lyndira Oudit, dated October 22, said, “This inaccurate statement in the Senate’s record has caused me to be held in public contempt and it also has the tendency to mislead, as it suggests that I received unreasonable and excessive fees,” he said in his letter, read out by the House Clerk. “The statements also misrepresent thirty years of a hard-earned reputation as an independent attorney since I have received expressions of concern that my representation of clients might now be viewed as having a particular political agenda.”

He said his fees were discounted and the figures called out by the Attorney General were “overstated by a multiple of more than four.” Armour is an adviser to President George Maxwell Richards.

In similar terms, Araujo, too, disputed the figures and said the statements placed her family at risk. She said the figures were overstated by 300 percent.

“The statement has placed the principal attorney and staff of the firm, and their families, at considerable personal risk of danger from the criminal elements of our society,” she said in her letter.

Benjamin said, “The inaccurate statement in the Senate’s record has caused me to be held in public contempt. It has a tendency to mislead as it suggests that I received unreasonable and excessive fees.” He said the figures quoted were overstated by 184 percent. All three lawyers said they charged in conformance with the guidelines issued in 2007 by former Acting Chief Justice, Roger Hamel-Smith.

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« Reply #296 on: November 22, 2012, 02:07:09 PM »
Me ent holding no brief for the AG, but I would really like the three aggrieved lawyers to come out and say how much they were actually paid.
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« Reply #297 on: November 22, 2012, 02:23:02 PM »
Me ent holding no brief for the AG, but I would really like the three aggrieved lawyers to come out and say how much they were actually paid.

Does it matter though? If Ramlogan say they get pay $3million and they say no, only to find out that they got paid $1.5 million - $2million even, then what?
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« Reply #298 on: November 22, 2012, 02:27:21 PM »
Me ent holding no brief for the AG, but I would really like the three aggrieved lawyers to come out and say how much they were actually paid.

Does it matter though? If Ramlogan say they get pay $3million and they say no, only to find out that they got paid $1.5 million - $2million even, then what?

Doesn't matter...is just to bring the evidence to show that the AG talking shit.
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« Reply #299 on: November 22, 2012, 03:26:44 PM »
10 pages and counting for an AG.

 

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