Alexander, Mires freed in assault case

Inspector Roger Alexander and another police officer have been freed of assaulting a man from Santa Cruz in 2016.

Magistrate Nizam Khan dismissed the charges against the officers this morning after prosecutors from the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) failed to start the trial of case as scheduled.

The trial of the case had been delayed several times in the past as prosecutors had previously stated that they had issues in locating the four civilian witnesses in the case.

Courts hit hard as public servants stay off job

Hundreds of public servants working in the Judiciary have heeded the Public Service Association (PSA)'s call to stay away from work in protest of the proposed restructuring of the organisation. 

The association's "Holiday for Justice" began this morning with the majority of public servants assigned to the country's three High Courts and thirteen Magistrate's Courts not showing up for duty. 

Man sues over sex doll

An E-com­merce con­sul­tant has been grant­ed per­mis­sion to pur­sue a law­suit against the Comp­trol­ler of the Cus­toms and Ex­cise Di­vi­sion over the seizure of a sex doll.

High Court Judge James Aboud last week grant­ed the man leave to pro­ceed with a ju­di­cial re­view case against the di­vi­sion over the seizure in De­cem­ber, last year.

$800,000 bail for 'Trini' charged with raping tourists in Tobago

The man accused of the kidnapping, rape and robbery of two tourists in Tobago, has appeared in court to answer the charges arising out of the incident and has been placed on $800,000 bail.

Artherly ‘Ratty’ Fraser, a 34-year-old driver, originally from Arouca, but residing in Canaan, was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of grievous sexual assault, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of robbery, on Thursday 14th March, 2019.

Fraser was granted the $800,000 bail, when he stood before Magistrate Duane Murray, in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Promotion rumours of 3 judges leaked, JLSC posts ‘late’ vacancy ad

Ru­mours of the Ju­di­cial and Le­gal Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (JLSC) seek­ing to el­e­vate three fe­male High Court Judges to the Court of Ap­peal have been met with dis­qui­et from some of their col­leagues.

In a let­ter sent to JLSC chair­man and Chief Jus­tice Ivor Archie on Wednes­day, which was ob­tained by Guardian Me­dia, out­spo­ken High Court Judge Frank Seep­er­sad ques­tioned whether it (JLSC) was mov­ing to fill three up­com­ing va­can­cies with­in the Court of Ap­peal.