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Honourable Faris Al-Rawi

The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs


Born of Iraqi and Trinidadian parentage, Mr. Faris Al-Rawi is a son of the proud city of San Fernando. He received his primary education at the Grant Memorial Presbyterian School and his secondary education at Presentation College in San Fernando. At high school Mr. Al-Rawi served as a college prefect and as an avid scout representing Trinidad and Tobago for many years at the international scouting level at many locations around the world.

Mr. Al-Rawi obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honours) from the University of the West Indies and read for his Masters degree in the laws of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Alternative Dispute Resolution at Kings College London, University of London. He attended the Hugh Wooding Law School where he obtained the Certificate of Legal Education graduating in the top of his class. He was admitted to practise law in Trinidad and Tobago in 1996. Mr. Al-Rawi was an associate Attorney in corporate commercial and conveyancing matters with one of the oldest law firms in Trinidad until February 2000.


Honourable Stuart Young

Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs

Mr. Stuart Richard Young first served as a Temporary Opposition Senator during the 4th Session of the 10th Republican Parliament. In September of 2015, he became the democratically elected Member of Parliament for Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West in the 11th Parliament, and on September 11, 2015, was also appointed Minister in the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs.

Mr. Young has been a practising attorney since 1998 and has been admitted to the bar in Trinidad and Tobago, London, the Commonwealth of Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda.

A graduate of the University of Nottingham, Mr. Young has acquired a wealth of experience in civil, commercial, banking, insurance law, industrial relations, public law and constitutional law and election petitions having dealt with many complex litigation matters. He has appeared as Counsel in Commissions of Enquiry, including the Piarco Commission of Enquiry, the Commission of Enquiry into the Construction Sector and the Commission of Enquiry into the Hindu Credit Union and CL Financial.

He is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in the United Kingdom, and is a founding member of Synergy TV and WI Sports TV stations. He also sits on a number of Boards of private companies.

A graduate of St Mary’s College, Mr. Young is a sport enthusiast who has competed in triathlons, has a black belt in shotokan karate and has played many sports at competitive levels, including, rugby and cricket.


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