TT’s maritime laws tested in shipping accident

Trinidad and Tobago’s Maritime laws were tested yesterday when shipowners sought to recover US$260,000 in damages after their vessel collided with a barge over two years ago. Justice Carol Gobin, sitting in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday, ruled that the excessive damages contained in Maritime law did not fall within TT jurisprudence, and as such

Warning for Facebook users*

The High Court yesterday delivered a landmark ruling which, in the absence of legislation, will govern the use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as well as communication applications, including WhatsApp and Viber.

The process of lawmaking

A bill is a draft of a legislative proposal. It can consist of proposals to deal with any matter affecting peoples lives such as the export and import of certain goods or measures to deal with importation of medical supplies.