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  • The High Court ruled on 14 July 2014 that the Minister of Planning & Sustainable Development must provide the legal advice which was said to have justified the development process at Invader's Bay. This case was brought by the JCC after the Ministry refused to publish the legal advice obtained in response to our challenge that the Invader's Bay development process was in breach of the Central Tenders' Board Act. Given the repeated statements that the legal opinions supported the State's actions in relation to the Central Tender Board Act, the obvious question is 'Why the secrecy and refusal to publish those opinions?'

    The JCC requested the legal opinions and the letters of instructions under the Freedom of Information Act and the judge applied the 'Public Interest Test' in deciding that the public right to that information eclipsed the accepted point as to the existence of 'legal professional privilege'.

  • Click here to read the press release from the Private Sector/Civil Society Group (PSCSG) on the Procurement Bill.
  • Click here to read the JCC statement on Political Party Financing.
  • Click here to read the 12 May 2014 letter from Senator, Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Minister of Planning & Sustainable Development by the Chairman of the Private Sector/Civil Society Group (PSCSG), Mr. Winston Riley, regarding the amendment of Clause 7 of, The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Bill 2014.
  • Click here to read the 2 April 2014 cover letter from Senator, Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Minister of Planning & Sustainable Development by the Chairman of the Private Sector/Civil Society Group (PSCSG), Mr. Winston Riley, to a copy of the bill, The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Bill 2014. [Alternate Link]
  • Click here to read the press release calling for an immediate halt to the proposed Beetham Water Recycling Project and calling for an independent public investigation into this matter of great public concern.
  • Click here to read the FoI request to the Office of the Prime Minister for the Bernard Report coming out of the Commission of Enquiry into the Piarco Airport 2002.

highway Report
All Documents relating to the Report of the Highway Review Committee appointed by the JCC to examine the disputed Mon Desir-Debe segment of this important project.
JCC Policy Positions
  1. PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: Accounting For Public Money - The JCC has been in the forefront calling for a change in policy in public procurement for contracts in construction and other areas. Click here for More.
    With the broad category, specific cases of the need for public procurement arise:
    • Invader's Bay Development RFP - The JCC is calling for the immediate withdrawal of this flawed RFP and its substantial revision after proper consultation with stakeholders. Click here for More.
    • NO to Government-to-Government Arrangements - The JCC is calling for the suspension of the return of government-to-government arrangements. Click here for More.
    • Procurement Issues with the proposed UWI Debe Campus - In May 2011, the UWI invited Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the design and construction of a South Trinidad campus on a 100-acre parcel of land at Debe. The proposed campus would comprise a built area in excess of 150,000sf and can be considered a large-scale project.

      That project was inaugurated at a sod-turning ceremony on 30th January 2012, with addresses being given by the UWI principal and the Honourable Prime Minister. The JCC is registering its concern at these aspects of this large-scale development, our letter to the UWI Principal, Professor Clement Sankat is here.

  2. IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF Uff Recommendations - The JCC's campaign to implement the 91 Uff Report recommendations coming out of the Commission of Enquiry continues. Click here for More.
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