- JCC Press Conference to brief the public on the NIDCO/HRM/Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh/Armstrong Report issues - in attendance were Afra Raymond, Winston Riley, Lennox Austin (President of the T&T Society of Planners) and Chris Garcia (Immediate Past-President of the T&T Contractors' Association). 10th December 2014. Audio courtesy JCC
- Click here to view NIDCO's reply to JCC's letter on the ten recommendations of the Armstrong Report
- Click here to read the JCC's letter of 10th October 2014 to NIDCO, seeking details of what has been done about the ten recommendations of The Armstrong Report into the disputed Debe-Mon Desir link of the San Fernando-Point Fortin Highway.
- Click here to read the JCC's response and concerns to the Planning Minstry after minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie's statement in parliament on the invader's Bay development. Click here to read JCC's concern addressed to UDeCOTT's chairman
- Click here to read the 24 July 2014 press advertisement from the Private Sector/Civil Society Group (PSCSG), asking for the immediate passage of The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Bill 2014.
- Click here to view television interviews with JCC president explaining the court ruling in favour of the JCC against the Ministry of Planning & Sustainable Development regarding the Invaders Bay development
- 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.