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'Abusive' Miss suspended until investigations completed

The Tran­quil­li­ty Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School teacher who was ac­cused of ver­bal­ly and phys­i­cal­ly abus­ing stu­dents of her stan­dard five class has been or­dered by the Teach­ing Ser­vice Com­mis­sion to cease and de­sist from work with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia made the an­nounce­ment at a press con­fer­ence on Fri­day where he said the teacher would be barred from work un­til in­ves­ti­ga­tions are com­plet­ed.

Law Association defensive, Dean stands by speech

The Law As­so­ci­a­tion said yes­ter­day that there was not enough ev­i­dence to back claims made by the Dean of the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies Fac­ul­ty of Law, Rose-Marie Belle An­toine, that le­gal fees are too high in Trinidad and To­ba­go.

How­ev­er, Belle An­toine main­tained her po­si­tion made at the church ser­vice for the open­ing of the new law term on Mon­day adding that there was a lot more in her speech than just that.

Tobago teen sentenced three years hard labour for robbery

A Tobago teenager charged with the offence of robbery with aggravation was sentenced to three years hard labour at the Youth Training Centre, by the Scarborough Children’s Court, yesterday.

The 17-year-old teen of Les Couteaux was sentenced by Justice Gail Gonzales, on September 19th, during a trial into the matter.

The teen was arrested on March 3rd, following a robbery incident which occurred on that same date at Spring Garden Trace, Scarborough.

Lifeline for law students

Prospec­tive lawyers from T&T, who com­plet­ed their post-grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions in the Unit­ed King­dom, have been grant­ed a life­line in their bid to be called to the bar be­fore the end of the year. 

On Wednes­day, Ap­pel­late Judge Prakash Moo­sai grant­ed a stay of a re­cent judge­ment which struck down a law, which gave cit­i­zens with such qual­i­fi­ca­tions a short-cut in­to the pro­vi­sion over Cari­com na­tion­als. 

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