Full text of PM's letter to the President on CJ sabbatical

March 15, 2018

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, O.R.T.T., S.C.,

President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago,

The Office of the President,

The President’s House,

St. Ann’s,


Your Excellency,

PM: I reject President's justification of sabbatical

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the decision by Chief Justice Ivor Archie to stand-down his decision to go on sabbatical leave and instead apply for vacation, averted "consequences" that he was prepared to take.

The prime minister said he rejects the president's justification of the sabbatical leave.

Dr Rowley was addressing a post-Cabinet news conference today.

He said the position of the Cabinet is that there is no provision for the Chief Justice to go on sabbatical leave.