TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

 

Nestled at the northern edge of the South American mainland, home of Odysseus Chambers and majority of its current members. The beautiful Twin Island Republic has a culturally diverse population of 1.3 million charming faces is sometimes known as “rainbow island”.

Trinidad and Tobago’s economy, similar to its people is very diverse. Trinidad, the larger of the two, is one of the leading gas-based export centers in the world. Being the leading exporter of methanol and ammonia, among of the top five exporters of liquefied natural gas. Recent growth has been fueled by investments in liquefied natural gas (LNG), petrochemicals, and steel. Thus earning a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses.

The twin isle was one of the four members is 1973 which then along with Barbados, Guyana and Antigua and Barbuda moved to establish the organization that today is known as the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). The new organization because of a successor to the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) by the Treaty of Chaguaramas, of which Trinidad and Tobago was a leading and founding member.

Several organisations of the CARICOM organisation are physically based in Trinidad and Tobago including:

  • Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)
  • Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO)
  • CARICOM Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS)

The rules and laws that govern The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are presented as a bill in the Parliament. After being passed in both houses, it is then sent to the President for approval when approved it converts to an Act of the Parliament thus making it part of the law. The judges of the land will now serve their civic duty to uphold the law. All the Laws of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago can be found on the Legal Affairs website.

USEFUL LINKS

http://www.legalaffairs.gov.tt/laws_listing.html

http://www.guardian.co.tt/

https://newsday.co.tt/

https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/

https://www.ccj.org/

http://www.ttlawcourts.org/

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