Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs

Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs is responsible for providing legal services to the Government of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

AGLA Accomplishments: https://agla.gov.tt/home/agla-videos/ Registrar General's Department Online Booking System: https://agla.gov.tt/appointment-booking/ IPO Online Payment System: https://payment.ipo.gov.tt/ Application for Birth Certificates Online: https://rgd.legalaffairs.gov.tt/ttEventSearchClient/entry.m

Operating as usual

25/12/2020

Merry Christmas from the AGLA!

25/12/2020
TTT Live Online

A Wonderful Keepsake with Uncle Faris!

Merry Christmas Everyone! Christmas is a gift!

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi reads 'This Christmas Day' to our nation's children 👑🎄🌟✉️🎁🧦☕🍪

24/12/2020
TTT Live Online

Parents!

While the great aromas are in the oven join us this Christmas Eve at 8:30 p.m. for Christmas Lights Story Night with our very own Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Faris Al-Rawi courtesy TTT online!

AGLA...Bringing the Pieces Together this Christmas! 😊

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi reads 'This Christmas Day' to our nation's children 👑🎄🌟✉️🎁🧦☕🍪

24/12/2020

CORPORATE REGISTRY FILING AMNESTY NOW ENDS MARCH 31ST 2021!

In the spirit of goodwill and cheer to all men, the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, The Honorable Faris Al-Rawi has extended The Corporate Registry Filing Amnesty until the 31st of March 2021!

This Amnesty waives the penalties associated with the failure to file statutory documents, including Annual Returns, with the Companies Registry as required under the Companies Act of Trinidad and Tobago.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe Christmas season.

#AGLA #BringingThePiecesTogether #StayInTheKnow

24/12/2020

Christmas Lights Story Night this Christmas Eve with our Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Honourable Faris Al-Rawi.

See you at 7:40 p.m. tomorrow December 24, 2020 as Uncle Faris reads you the story of ‘This Christmas Day’ courtesy TTT.

AGLA... Bringing the Pieces Together!

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Trinidad & Tobago
23/12/2020

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Trinidad & Tobago

Career Opportunities at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts!

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23/12/2020

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Key Points From Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s Press Conference On COVID-19 – Wednesday December 23rd 2020:

- There are no changes to the current Public Health Protocols at this time. The existing regulations will remain in effect until January 10th 2021.

- Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is urging all citizens to continue to follow the COVID-19 Health Guidelines, especially over the Christmas and New Year period. He said it would be really disappointing to start 2021 with high COVID numbers because people did not wear masks, social distance, and sanitise. The Prime Minister warned holiday makers that Tobago is not a “free-up zone” for Christmas and New Year. They must social distance, wear a mask, and avoid large gatherings.

- Head of Thoracic Care at the Caura Hospital, Dr. Michelle Trotman, noted that people are not adhering to the Public Health Protocols in public spaces such as groceries, malls and churches. She reminded the 50% capacity at businesses needs to be maintained. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley also appealed to the business community to continue to ensure regular sanitisation and social distancing at their establishments over the heavy shopping period.

- Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh stated that officials are getting information that people are planning Christmas limes but instead of hosting one big party, they are splitting the lime into separate groups at different times. He said this is just as dangerous as hosting one large gathering and must be avoided.

- Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roshan Parasram is adopting a 'wait and see' approach regarding the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine, following the emergence of a new strain of the virus in the UK. He noted that Pfizer has requested two weeks in order to see how its vaccine holds up against this strain.

- Health care workers and the most vulnerable (elderly) will be the first in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it reaches our shores. PM Rowley said he will also be among the first to take the shot.

- Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh confirmed that the Perenco oil rigs are being sanitised following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. He said sanitisation zones were set up, the trash was incinerated, an air quality analysis done, and common areas are being sanitised so operations can restart. All employers are urged to follow the Health Protocols to protect their workers.

- Three plane loads of foreign energy workers were recently turned away after they did not have Negative PCR tests in their possession.

23/12/2020

The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs encourages you to know the law and how it affects you. The Christmas season in Trinidad and Tobago is well known for its mirth and merriment that may embolden some citizens to lower their inhibitions and knowinglg or unknowingly, disregard the laws governing our nation.

The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill, 2019 criminalises smoking or using cannabis resin in a public place and prohibits the operation, actual physical control and navigation of motor vehicles, aircrafts and ships while under the influence of cannabis.

This Amendment Bill however, has allowed for a landmark decision to entitle for person who has been convicted for the possession of not more than sixty grammes of cannabis or not more than ten grammes of cannabis resin to have that offence expunged from his criminal record and to apply under the Constitution for a pardon.

See legislation here :http://www.ttparliament.org/legislations/b2019h24g.pdf

Bill Summary here:http://www.ttparliament.org/documents/2931.pdf

#AGLA #Bringthepiecestogether #TheLawAndYou #StayInTheKnow

Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
23/12/2020

Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

The countdown is on - just 5 days remaining for you to send us your comments on The Representation of the People (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2020.

Learn more here: http://ow.ly/b9Md50CPh6a

23/12/2020
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Minister Symon de Nobriga tells us about his family's Christmas traditions 🍖🥩🍗🎅🏼🎄🎁🏠

23/12/2020
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Minister Stuart Young shares his childhood memories of Christmas 🎄🌟🎁🏏🚲

23/12/2020
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Mrs. Sharon Rowley reads 'Once Upon A Starlight' to our nation's children. 📖✨🎄🎁

The Anti-Terrorism Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs informs the public of the at...
22/12/2020

The Anti-Terrorism Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs informs the public of the attached Notice.

#aglabringingthepiecestogether
#ATU
#AML
#CFT

21/12/2020

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” – John F. Kennedy.


The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs understands the importance of being responsible for our children as they are the future of our beloved nation.

We are given the privilege of developing legislation that fosters and cultivates a society that fully promotes, protects and ensures the full and equal enjoyment of all children’s rights and fundamental freedoms, including all children with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

In the family, school and community, children should be fully protected so they can survive, grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential.

We can ensure that schools and communities protect all children and prevent child maltreatment. We can protect girls and boys from violations such as abuse, sexual exploitation, trafficking and work in hazardous conditions, as well as harmful practices, including child marriage.

This Christmas season as we pause to celebrate the birth of Christ, let us also pause and remember that our children have rights too!

Link to The Children's Authority (Amendment) Act, 2008:
http://www.ttparliament.org/legislations/a2008-14.pdf

Link to The Children Act, 2012
http://www.ttparliament.org/legislations/a2012-12.pdf

Link to The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act, 2019
http://www.ttparliament.org/legislations/a2019-19g.pdf

21/12/2020

Happening Now: We now join the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Honourable Faris Al- Rawi at today’s Press Conference.

AGLA... Bringing the Pieces Together!

21/12/2020
Press Conference

The Honourable Attorney General hosts Media Conference - Monday December 21, 2020.

Legal Notice No. 403 of 2020- The Public Health Ordinance, Ch. 12 No. 4 Regulations.  These Regulations shall have effec...
21/12/2020

Legal Notice No. 403 of 2020- The Public Health Ordinance, Ch. 12 No. 4 Regulations.

These Regulations shall have effect from today, December 21, 2020 to January 10, 2021, Notwithstanding subregulation (1), regulation 5(5) which shall have effect from today, December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021.

AGLA... Bringing the Pieces Together!

#thelawandyou #AGLA #bringingthepiecestogether

18/12/2020

The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs wants the public to be reminded that The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed providing for the implementation of a Demerit Point System.

Effective May 27th 2020 in collaboration with the Ministry of Works and Transport and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the intent of the law is to transform the population into one with a better road culture with the ultimate end result of fewer road fatalities.

A person can accumulate demerit points on their driving permit record, for committing certain traffic violations and offences which carry demerit points. The more traffic offences and violations committed, the more demerit points are accumulated.

Read the bill here http://www.ttparliament.org/legislations/a2017-09.pdf

Get a summary of the bill :http://www.ttparliament.org/documents/2497.pdf

Get more information here : https://drivingtt.com/demerit-points-system/

18/12/2020
The Honorable Attorney General & Minister of Legal Affairs, Fairs Al-Rawi

The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs remains resolute in serving the nation of Trinidad and Tobago as we implement FATF compliant measures in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.
The Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago Act, as it relates to THE MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (FATF COMPLIANCE) BILL, 2020 will serve as a national center for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
Notably, The Act is amended so as to empower the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago Act (FIUTTA) to expose administrative penalties on listed business or non-regulated financial institutions it supervises for breaches of obligations as well as to mandate that the FIUTT transmit a copy of the report to the Police Complaints Authority, if the report regards a police officer.

AGLA…Bringing The Pieces Together…

#BeAware #TheLawAndYou #FATF #AGLA #BringingThePiecesTogether #FlashbackFriday

17/12/2020
This Christmas Give Yourself The Gift of Knowledge

The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs encourages our citizens to be mindful of funding charities and NPOs that support terrorism & money laundering. The Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2018 is mainly aimed at ensuring that the nation of Trinidad and Tobago is equipped with the necessary mechanisms to prevent and punish acts of terrorism. In particular, these measures to prevent and suppress terrorism are crafted to maintain full respect for the rule of law and, most specifically, human rights. Such legislation is vital and unquestionably contributes to the political stability of the nation.

May the true spirit of Christmas shine in your heart and light your path as you continue to investigate investments thoroughly, educate yourself on fraud and money laundering, and report suspicious activity to regulators.

All Non-Profit Organizations are required to register its operations [under the Registration of Business Names Act, Chapter 82:85 and the Companies Act, 1995 (Chapter 81:01)] to ensure full transparency relating to record keeping and change in particulars. This will ultimately work to build public trust and confidence in the NPO sector.

See here:https://agla.gov.tt/forms/companies/NPOForm1.pdf

Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2018:http://www.ttparliament.org/legislations/b2018h01g.pdf

#AGLA #BringingThePiecesTogether #TheLawAndYou

16/12/2020
The Interception of Communications Bill Rights The Scales of Justice

With the passing of the Interception of Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2020, we have taken a firm stance against white collar crime.

The safety of Trinbagonian citizens has always been a priority and this legislation allows for this nation to “right the scales of justice in Trinidad and Tobago” (The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi M.P., Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago).

#AGLA #BringingThePiecesTogether #TheLawAndYou

15/12/2020
Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

With 23 votes for, 0 votes against and 7 abstentions, the Finance Bill, 2020 was read a third time and passed in the Senate.

15/12/2020
We're Working to End White Collar Crime

This Tuesday we’re taking it back to the 8th Sitting of the Senate and the contributions of The Honourable Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal, Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs.

Are you paying attention to the decisions being made in Parliament? Are you currently tuned in to the 9th Sitting of the Senate?

The law affects your life.
Stay in the know!

#AGLA #BringingThePiecesTogether #TheLawAndYou #EndWhiteCollarCrime #FATF

15/12/2020
This Christmas Give Yourself The Gift Of Safety

Christmas is a time of celebration and being with family, this year as is usually the case, The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs is ensuring that all celebrations and family interactions remain safe and joyous.

Domestic violence continues to be a major challenge in Trinidad and Tobago, and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service recently established a Gender-Based Violence Unit aimed specifically at tackling domestic violence. The Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (“the Bill”) was introduced in the Senate by the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs on June 3, 2020. The Bill primarily seeks to amend the Domestic Violence Act Chap. 45:56 by expanding the category of persons who can apply for protection orders, providing for emergency protection orders for the numerous victims of domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago and by establishing the National Domestic Violence Register for Domestic Violence Complaints.

Know your rights!
Report all cases of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse to the TTPS!

Here’s to wishing each and every one a safe and merry Christmas, both inside and outside of the home!

Read more here:
http://www.ttparliament.org/publications.php?mid=28&id=888

#StopDomesticViolence #SupportTheDomesticViolenceBill #KnowYourRights #SpeakOut #ReportDomesticViolence #ReportChildAbuse #BeAware #TheLawAndYou #AGLA #BringingThePiecesTogether

Leave young girls alone
12/12/2020
Leave young girls alone

Leave young girls alone

THE law is clear and a message must be sent that children are off limits when it comes to sexual activities.

11/12/2020

Presenting Solutions. Yielding Results!

A Government that Works for You!

Exemptions. Concessions. Raising the thresh hold and benefit for stamp duty exemptions to 2 million!

An excerpt from the contributions of the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Honourable Faris Al-Rawi during the debate on the Finance Bill, 2020 in the House of Representatives a moment ago.

AGLA... Bringing the Pieces Together!

Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
11/12/2020

Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, has joined the debate on the Finance Bill, 2020 in the House of Representatives.

The Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs meets with Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United ...
11/12/2020

The Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs meets with Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America

The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi M.P., Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, was paid a courtesy call by the Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America to Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Shante J. Moore on Friday October 11, 2020. Mr. Moore was accompanied by Mr. Matthew Ciesielski, Economic Officer attached to the Embassy of the United States of America. Also present at the meeting were Mrs. Farzana Nazir-Mohammed, Director, Legal, Criminal Justice Unit, and Ms. Simone Grant, Legal Counsel of the Anti-Terrorism Unit, both of the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs. The meeting took place at the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, AGLA Tower, Government Plaza, Corner London and Richmond Streets, Port of Spain.

Pictured below (L-R):
1. Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America to Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Shante J. Moore

2.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi M.P., Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs

END
Dated: December 11, 2020

11/12/2020
We Stand Firmly Against Sexual Crimes!

The protection of citizens against sexual crimes has always been a priority because “if we can’t protect the most vulnerable in our society, we’re in trouble” (The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi M.P., Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago).

With the passing of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019, it was made clear that “underage females are off limits” ,as eloquently stated by the Judge at the sentencing of the first man to be registered as a sex offender.

Today and Always, We Stand Firmly Against Sexual Crimes!

#AGLA #BringingThePiecesTogether #endsexualoffences #protectourchidren #protectourgirls #endviolenceagainstchildren

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The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs (AGLA) is under the auspices of: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi, M.P., Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs September 9, 2015 - Present And The Honourable Fitzgerald E. Hinds, M.P., Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs June 30, 2017 - Present BIOGRAPHY Mr. Faris Al-Rawi, was born in San Fernando. He is a third generation Parliamentarian, in that his mother, Diane Seukeran and his grandfather, Lionel Seukeran, both served in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. Al-Rawi was educated at Presentation College, San Fernando, the University of the West Indies and completed a Master's Degree in Law at King's College London. Mr. Faris Al-Rawi obtained his Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of the West Indies and his Masters of Laws in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Alternative Dispute Resolution from King’s College London, University of London. He attended the Hugh Wooding Law School where he obtained the Certificate of Legal Education. He was admitted to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago in 1996. Mr. Al-Rawi was heavily involved in active legal practice in particular in the areas of corporate commercial law, civil litigation, industrial relations, intellectual property, mortgaging and conveyancing law and securities. He has been involved in the politics of Trinidad and Tobago since 1995 and has served in multiple capacities including on specialist appointed cabinet committees and as an Alderman of the Port of Spain City Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Land Settlement Agency, the National Housing Authority and the Housing Development Corporation. Mr. Al-Rawi first entered the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago in June, 2010, as an Opposition Senator and served as the Public Relations Officer of the Peoples’ National Movement for two (2) consecutive terms. He became this country's Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs on September 9, 2015. He is also the elected Member of Parliament for San Fernando West in the 11th Parliament. Mr. Al-Rawi is a polyglot conversant in English, Arabic, Spanish and French. He is a very strong supporter of various charities and in particular of the Scout movement and of the Trinidad and Tobago Karate Association, of which latter institution he is a member and past instructor. BIOGRAPHY Mr. Fitzgerald Ethelbert Hinds was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1995, and served for 12 years as the Member for Laventille East/Morvant. An Attorney-at-Law by profession, Mr. Hinds first served in Opposition between 1995 and 2001. During the 8th Republican Parliament (2002-2007), Mr. Hinds served as Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Mr. Hinds would be appointed an Opposition Senator in the 10th Parliament. On Monday September 7, 2015, Mr. Hinds was re-elected to the House of Representatives as the Member of Parliament for Laventille West in the 11th Parliament. During his tenure, Mr. Hinds served as a Member of several Committees and also chaired the Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee and the Joint Select Committee on National Security.

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The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs is responsible for providing legal services to the Government of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs (AGLA) is under the auspices of: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi, M.P., Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs September 9, 2015 - Present And The Honourable Fitzgerald E. Hinds, M.P., Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs June 30, 2017 - Present

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Good day, are online booking services down? I have been trying to book an appointment for the Land registry dept to no avail.
Can I apply for birthpaper online
Would the services for filing Post Incorporation Documents be available at the Arima Office after TODAY????? My reason for asking is that it is not possible to make an appointment for October, November, December and the next months, cause the CALENDAR IS NOT OPEN and no one seems to care. Mind you I have been told that they managing the number of persons booking appointments, but for these months I have MENTIONED NO ONE CAN BOOK AN APPOINTMENT CAUSE THE CALENDAR WAS NEVER OPENED. Now to dispel this notion of crowd control, you can book an appointment for POS for all those months in further. SO MY QUESTION REMAINS, after today is the SERIVCE FOR FILING POST INCORPORATION DOCUMENTS AT THE ARIMA OFFICE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Good Day I have been trying to call this office and was very unsuccessful in doing so. do you have to make an appointment to make payments on Business? Like Business Levy?
Imagine my disappointment after paying for a document at Land Registry for which i was supposed to received within five (5) working days took over two months only to realize after all the up and down I was given the document for someone else property.
Why is it that no one answers the phone at Companies Registry?! Very poor service in this department!!!!😠
Leagal Affairs, Arima office, just inform the people standing in line since early this morning that their system is currently down. VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! 😡😡😡😡 We are still standing in line we want to know what to do since we made appointments and no member of staff is coming to the door to answer our concerns, we are being totally ignored.
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The Member of Parliament for San Fernando West the Honourable Faris Al-Rawi sworn in as this country's Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs.
We are tax paying citizen we don't come into the San- Fernando office to be insulted by your MTS workers .