Gang charges reinstated against 13 persons

The Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) has been giv­en the green light to re­in­state gang charges against 13 per­sons con­nect­ed to the mur­der of for­mer In­de­pen­dent Sen­a­tor Dana See­ta­hal, SC. 

De­liv­er­ing judg­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, Ap­pel­late Judges Al­ice Yorke-Soo Hon and Mark Mo­hammed ruled that Mag­is­trate In­drani Ce­de­no made an er­ror when she re­fused a re­quest from As­sis­tant DPP George Bus­by to cor­rect a cler­i­cal er­ror which caused the dis­missal of the charges in 2016. 

Husband, friend win murder appeal over wife’s killing

A jilt­ed hus­band and his friend, who al­leged­ly so­licit­ed and con­tract­ed a hit­man to mur­der his ex-wife and her new lover, a lit­tle over 13 years ago, have won their ap­peal against their con­vic­tions. 

Relocation of High Court will cost the state over $56 million

The relocation of the High Court from the Hall of Justice to the International Waterfront will cost the state over 56 million dollars.

This was confirmed by Attorney General Faris Al Rawi in response to a question in the Senate this afternoon.

He says tenders were issued since January and UDECOTT is expected to select a contractor in the next two weeks and works are expected to begin immediately.

The AG says the relocation will result in savings of over six million dollars per annum.

Judge: Charge police inspector or release him

A High Court judge has ordered the police to charge an acting inspector by 7 pm today(Monday, March 9th) or release him.

Justice Margaret Mohammed gave the order this afternoon at the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain. 

Activist gets 7 days in jail for cursing MP Hinds

Beetham Gar­dens com­mu­ni­ty ac­tivist An­der­son Wil­son has been sen­tenced to sev­en days in prison for curs­ing Laven­tille West MP Fitzger­ald Hinds in 2018.

Wil­son was on Fri­day found guilty of us­ing ob­scene lan­guage to the an­noy­ance of oth­ers and slapped with the sen­tence as he reap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Sarah De Sil­va in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates' Court.

Govt moves to shift judges’ retirement to 70, UNC concerned about mental faculties

Gov­ern­ment’s move to shift the re­tire­ment age for judges from 65 to 70 years has raised an Op­po­si­tion query about judges’ men­tal fac­ul­ties at that age.

The con­cern was raised by UNC MP Vidya Guyadeen-Gopeesingh in Par­lia­ment on Wednes­day af­ter At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al- Rawi pi­lot­ed a bill to in­crease judges’ re­tire­ment age to 70.

Carenage man challenges camouflage law

A man from Care­nage has filed a law­suit chal­leng­ing the pro­hi­bi­tion of the im­por­ta­tion of cam­ou­flage cloth­ing and ma­te­r­i­al.