The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago has denounced former CNMG employee Marcia Braveboy over allegations made on her Facebook page, which questioned the impartiality of Chief Justice Ivor Archie in relation to the UNC’s election petition.
The following is the full press release from the Judiciary:
The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago denounces the blatant and unbridled attempt to cast doubt on the integrity and independence of the judiciary and that of its judicial officers in the conduct of their duties, which has arisen from certain quarters of the journalistic community.
The statements made by freelance journalist Marcia Braveboy in a recent post to her Facebook wall are totally false, scurrilously abusive and amount to contempt by scandalising the court in relation to the Election Petition appeals currently engaging the Court of Appeal.
These unwarranted and nefarious attacks on the integrity and impartiality of the Judiciary and specifically the Honourable Chief Justice are calculated to engender public distrust in the probity of judicial officers and more so as they relate to the particular matters before the court.
The Judiciary is and continues to be independent and is committed, as it always has been, to preserving the rule of law. In this regard Ms Braveboy is urged to cease and desist from her reckless statements and insinuations which undermine the administration of justice and the rule of law.