The State has been ordered to pay over $2 million in compensation to a hotel owner for a set of rooms occupied by the T&T Defence Force (TTDF) between 2002 and 2014.
In June, Chaguaramas Management Company Limited, the owners of Chaquacabana Resort (formerly Cove Hotel and Beach Resort), sued the State over the fees which were unpaid since the TTDF vacated the property in May 2014.
The Oilfields Workers' Trade Union on Monday secured a victory in the Industrial Court but the closure of Petrotrin will proceed as planned.
The court ruled that Petrotrin had breached the Industrial Relations Act by failing to consult the union before making the decision to close the refinery.
Member of the Industrial Court Albert Aberdeen said the Industrial Court cannot grant the order to cease the termination of workers.
Petrotrin and OWTU, however, have been ordered to meet from Tuesday.
Seventy-eight Cuban asylum seekers accused of engaging in an illegal protest in front of the United Nations building in Port-of-Spain yesterday, are expected to spend the weekend on remand.
While they were each granted $5,000 bail when they appeared before Magistrate Sanara Toon-McQuilkin in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court yesterday evening, none were able to access it as court staff had already left work by the time their court appearance was completed after 5 pm.
Two of four men who appeared before an Arima magistrate charged under the new Anti-Gang Legislation Act may have benefited from an error after being granted bail.
Police officers said they were baffled after Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor granted bail to Kenson Williams and Kevon McIntyre although the new legislation now specifically states it is a non-bailable offence.
The three men who were arrested in connection with the robbery of a KFC outlet in Siparia on Friday, have appeared before the Siparia Magistrates’ Court, to answer to the charges.
Avin Khan aka ‘Kevin’, 20; Brent Lall aka ‘Crix’, 22; and Nicholas Francis aka ‘Nicko’, 25, all of San Francique Road, Penal, were jointly charged with robbery with aggravation and possession of a firearm.
Francis faces an additional charge of common assault.
All three men appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert on Tuesday.
A Cunupia businessman who has been charged in connection with the seizure of large quantities of drug and weapons during an anti-crime operation, appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today.
Jerome Olliverre, 28, a businessman of Macaya Trace, Monroe Road, Cunupia, was charged with two counts of possession of dangerous drugs for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of firearms and one count of possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Chaguanas Magistrate Brian Debideen.
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional.
The law, Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, is to be struck from the laws of Guyana.
A Laventille man has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with the murder of Danny Baptiste, which occurred on Friday 2nd November, 2018.
Rolando Mitchell, 31, a labourer of Red Hill, Morvant, appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court on Monday to answer to the charge.
The victim, a 38-year-old of Arneaud Lane, Morvant, was standing in the vicinity of Deuces Casino, Independence Square South, Port of Spain, on Friday 2nd November, 2018, when he was approached by a man known to him.
The submission of evidence in the Oilfield’s Workers Trade Union’s industrial relations offence complaint against Petrotrin came to a close this morning.
The cross-examination of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Vishnu Dhanpaul concluded with senior counsel Douglas Mendes, who is representing the OWTU, attempting to ascertain just when a government guarantee for an outstanding loan of USD $850m was granted to Petrotrin.
Nearly two years after his extradition from Mexico, notorious cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera faces an American jury on Tuesday in the most significant criminal trial in decades.
The man once considered the world’s biggest drug trafficker is accused of heading a criminal enterprise that spanned continents and triggered waves of bloodshed throughout his native Mexico.