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Satnarine Sharma (1942/1943 – October 9, 2019) was the Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago from 2002 until 2008.[1] He was succeeded by Ivor Archie.[2][3]

ControversyEdit

In July 2006, Sharma was arrested and accused of trying to help Basdeo Panday, a former prime minister who was sentenced in April to two years in prison for corruption,[4][5][6][7] an action which some perceived as racist.[8] An international tribunal ruled that there was insufficient evidence to remove him from office in December 2007. He however resigned as scheduled in January 2008.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO GAZETTE (PDF). 10 October 2001.
  2. ^ "Appointment of Chief Justice- TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO GAZETTE" (PDF). web.archive.org. 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  3. ^ "Former CJ Sharma: Who granted Archie leave?". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  4. ^ "BBCCaribbean.com | Court rules against arrest of Trinidad CJ". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  5. ^ "Justice and the judge". The Economist. 2006-07-20. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  6. ^ "Sat: T&T becoming a despotic state". www.guardian.co.tt. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  7. ^ Ragoonath, Reshma. "Former chief magistrate Mc Nicolls, 57, passes on". www.guardian.co.tt.
  8. ^ "TRINIDAD: Battle Over Chief Justice Highlights Racial Divide | Inter Press Service". www.ipsnews.net. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  9. ^ "Trinicenter.com - Selwyn R. Cudjoe - Chief Justice Ivor Archie". www.trinicenter.com. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  10. ^ "Chief justice under pressure to resign". country.eiu.com. Retrieved 2019-10-04.