Official funeral for Bernard tomorrow

The late re­tired chief jus­tice Clin­ton Bernard will be laid to rest to­mor­row fol­low­ing an of­fi­cial fu­ner­al ser­vice in his ho­n­our.

A state­ment yes­ter­day from the Min­istry of For­eign and Cari­com Af­fairs said fu­ner­al will take place at the Church of the As­sump­tion, 70-72 Long Cir­cu­lar Road, Mar­aval, from 9.30 am.

Former Death row inmate gets $200,000 for prison beatings

A for­mer death row in­mate has been award­ed over $200,000 in com­pen­sa­tion af­ter be­ing beat­en by a group of prison of­fi­cers in 2013. 

De­liv­er­ing an oral judge­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, yes­ter­day morn­ing, High Court Judge Kevin Ram­cha­ran up­held the as­sault and bat­tery law­suit brought by Dar­ryl Bis­soon. 

LATT pays tribute to late retired CJ Clinton Bernard

Yes­ter­day, the Law As­so­ci­a­tion is­sued a state­ment pay­ing trib­ute to the late re­tired chief jus­tice Clin­ton Bernard who died on Oc­to­ber 26, af­ter ail­ing for some time.

Fol­low­ing is the state­ment.

Legal qualification shortcut case, appeal Court refuses to reverse suspension

The Court of Ap­peal has re­fused to re­verse the sus­pen­sion of a re­cent judg­ment, which struck down a law, that gave prospec­tive lawyers from T&T, who com­plet­ed their post-grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions in the Unit­ed King­dom, a short-cut in­to the le­gal pro­fes­sion over CARI­COM na­tion­als. 

Teacher awarded $100,000 for non-recognition of Bachelor’s degree

A teacher who was forced to take the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion to court for fail­ing to recog­nise her Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies’ Bach­e­lor in Ed­u­ca­tion de­gree which she had pur­sued based on the min­istry’s rec­om­men­da­tion has won her mat­ter.

UNC withdraws case seeking to block sale of Petrotrin refinery

The United National Congress has withdrawn an application for an injunction of the sale of the Petrotrin refinery.

Former UNC senator Wayne Sturge was seeking an injunction compelling Finance Minister Colm Imbert to call a meeting of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament on Energy.

The injunction sought to block the sale of the refinery as there was no JSC to scrutinise the deal.

However, Imbert's attorney Martin Daly informed the court that the meeting of JSC on Energy will be held next Wednesday.

More on this later.

 - Derek Achong