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Trinidad legislators repeal unpopular law

Trinidad legislators repeal unpopular law

Legislators in Trinidad have repealed an unpopular law that would have allowed judges to dismiss certain court cases 10 years or older that hadn't gone to trial.
Trinidad's House of Representatives and Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the law Thursday with five independent senators voting against it.
Trinidadians who opposed the law said it would give the government the power to throw out certain cases, including one against a former prime minister and other government officials charged with receiving millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from a U.S. contractor in the 1990s.