Chief Justice Ivor Archie will not face impeachment proceedings over misconduct allegations levelled against him.
Responding to questions during the post-Cabinet press briefing at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's, this afternoon, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said that he would not exercise his exclusive discretion under S137 of the Constitution to institute the proceedings against Archie.
A police officer was remanded into custody on Wednesday after he was found guilty of five charges including rape, assault, false imprisonment and grievous sexual assault against a teenager.
Constable Vishram Ragoo last attached to the Chaguanas CID was charged with a total of six charges but the jury presiding in the San Fernando Second Criminal Assizes found him not guilty on one of the grievous sexual assault charges.
Following a two-month trial, the nine-member jury returned with their verdicts around 6.30 pm after deliberating for three hours.
An acting Senior Superintendant of the Fraud Squad Unit along with his wife have appeared before an Arima magistrate Wednesday, charged for assault and malicious damage.
Reports indicate that on March 24 2018, Lindon Greenidge, 56, who has 37 years' service in the Police Service, allegedly assaulted a 49-year-old woman and maliciously damaged her pair of eyeglasses and cell phone.
A report was made to the Proffessional Standards Bureau (PSB) and an investigation was conducted.
A teenager has appeared before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Lester Sookhai, which occurred in December 2018.
The 16-year-old boy, of no fixed place of abode, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
He appeared before Master Vijay Paul to answer the charges.
Sookhai, a shopkeeper of Maingot Road, Tunapuna, was at his business place along with a relative around 10 am on Tuesday 11th December 2018, when the suspect entered and shot him.
The suspect escaped on foot.
The assault charges laid against the Chief Executive Officer of A&V Oil and Gas Limited, Hanif Baksh, and his son-in-law, Bill Ramsundar, were dismissed Monday at the Siparia Magistrates' Court.
Senior Magistrate Margaret Alert agreed to have the charges dismissed following a request made by Baksh's attorney, Senior Counsel Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj.
Maharaj asked the court to discharge the accused persons due to the prosecution's unpreparedness for the matter to move to trial.
A Trinidad & Tobago national, Andre Stedman, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for raping a minor girl.
The former security officer who is in his late 50s was also slapped with a 12-month prison sentence for indecent assault, a report by BVI News said.
His sentences are to run concurrently.
A 43-year-old man and his 37-year-old common-law-wife who were charged with 126 counts of sexual-related offences against a minor were both remanded in jail by Sangre Grande Magistrate, while the victim's 59-year-old relative was granted $10,000 station bail.
The 43-year-old, said to be the victim's step-father and the victim’s mother appeared before Magistrate Erica Baptiste- Ramkissoon in the Sangre Grande Second magistrate court.
The Cabinet has taken a decision to launch a commission of enquiry into land acquisition for the construction of the Point Fortin Highway.
The following are the terms of reference for the commission:
I. To enquire into-
National athlete Michelle-Lee Ahye faces domestic violence charges in Texas.
The sprinter was arrested on June 20 on the charge of assault causing bodily injury.
She was released on June 21 but will have to return to court on a date to be announced.
Ahye's wife, Chelsea Renee, placed a now deleted post on social media with what appeared to be a mugshot of Ahye, suggesting the couple had split.
Both Ahye and Chelsea no longer have pictures of each other on their social media profiles.
The couple was married last May.
Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been ordered to pay a US$79 million penalty stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal.
The Associated Press reports that a federal judge in New York City imposed the judgment against Warner on Tuesday, in a lawsuit brought by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
The 2017 suit accused Warner of embezzling millions of dollars from the soccer association.
It said he arranged kickbacks in connection with broadcasting rights for regional tournaments.