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.
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.
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.
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.
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.