Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle

Sedition charge against Watson Duke dismissed

The sedition charge against Public Services' Association (PSA) President, Watson Duke, has been dismissed.

Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle opted to discharge Duke as he reappeared before her in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court, a short while ago.

State prosecutors had requested that Busby-Earle-Caddle adjourn the case, after a preliminary hearing of the State's appeal over Justice Frank Seepersad's judgement, in which he struck down aspects of the Sedition Act. The hearing is carded for February 3.

Pre-school principal’s killer remanded into custody

A 43-year-old man from East Dry River has appeared in court charged with the murder of pre-school principal Jezelle Fourniller.

Kirk Fields, of East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, was remanded into custody when appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court, this morning.

Fields was not called upon to plead to the indictable charge.

Fields is accused of stabbing 48-year-old Jezelle Fourniller, of Edingburgh 500, Chaguanas, at the school located along Independence Square in Port-of-Spain, last Monday.