5 years jail for man who stole mobile screening clinic

A 49-year-old groundsman with the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) has been sentenced to five years in prison after confessing to stealing his employer's mobile screening unit, almost two weeks ago. 

Vaja Ramroop, of Pearl Gardens, Diego Martin, was sentenced by Magistrate Nizam Khan in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court after pleading guilty to larceny of the vehicle, yesterday morning. 

After being allowed to enter the guilty plea, Ramroop claimed that he stole the vehicle on September 13 because he could not get a lift home.

Man fined $400 for kicking water on Hinds

A 31-year-old man from Beetham Gardens, who cursed at and kicked flood water unto Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds during an incident, last month, has been fined $400. 

Richard "Snake" Marcelle, of 17th Street, Beetham Gardens, was fined by Magistrate Sanara Toon-McQuilkin in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court after pleading guilty to assault by beating and using obscene language during a hearing, this afternoon. 

No bail as two more appear in court for Pollonais kidnapping

Two persons, including a Police Constable, were denied bail when they appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with the kidnapping for ransom of Natalie Pollonais, which occurred on Thursday 6th September, 2018.

No. 16504 PC Ian Dwarika, 44, last attached to the La Romain Police Post, and Shain Steven, 37, a building contractor, of Inverness Road, Princes Town, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday 20th September, 2018, to answer to the charges.

Thomas-Felix: Industrial Court not biased

Industrial Court President Deborah Thomas-Felix is denying allegations that she and her colleagues are biased against employers.

In her address at a special sitting of the court for the opening of the 2018/2019 Law Term, Thomas-Felix provided statistics which she said dispelled doubts about the court's independence. 

"It is my sincere hope that the facts would serve to dispel the misconceptions and unfounded statements that tend to be repeated and amplified in this regard," she  said

Police Constable among two in court for Pollonais kidnapping

A week after being arrested for the kidnapping of Palmiste mother Natalie Pollonais, PC Shaundelle Euin and labourer Gregory James have been taken to the San Fernando Magistrate Court.

Both men were charged by ASP Peter Ramdeen of the Southern Division last night. Euin, a Special Reserve Police officer who was attached to the La Romaine Police Post cursed at journalists as he was being taken from the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department this morning.