Judge sad about signals being sent T&T children in crisis

High Court Judge Jus­tice Frank Seep­er­sad says the cri­sis fac­ing chil­dren in T&T can be ev­i­denced by the stag­ger­ing work­load seen in the new­ly-opened Chil­dren’s Di­vi­sion of the Supreme Court.

De­liv­er­ing the ser­mon at the Mara­bel­la Pres­by­ter­ian Church yes­ter­day, Seep­er­sad said a spe­cial prayer for stu­dents who will be writ­ing the Sec­ondary En­trance As­sess­ment ex­am­i­na­tions on Thurs­day. He urged par­ents to con­tin­ue to sup­port their chil­dren and en­cour­age healthy study habits.

Returning children to be made wards of the state for at least 6 months

High Court judge Justice Sharon Gibson has handed down an order making two children who are returning from Syria, wards of the court.

The children will be under the control of the Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Authority has been granted a Child Assessment Order to assess the state of the children's health, development and the manner in which they have been treated. 

The assessment will entail medical, social, psychological, psychosocial, psychoeducational and psychiatric examination of the children and their parents or guardians.

Think before giving children alcohol

Think be­fore giv­ing a sip of Punche-de-Crème to a child or any oth­er al­co­holic con­tained bev­er­age as a mat­ter of fact be­cause it could land you up in jail for two years along with a $7,500 fine.

This was the warn­ing giv­en by the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice’s pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer ASP Michael Jack­man. Jack­man was speak­ing on the CNC’s Morn­ing Brew yes­ter­day morn­ing.