The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has been given the green light to reinstate gang charges against 13 persons connected to the murder of former Independent Senator Dana Seetahal, SC.
Delivering judgment at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, Appellate Judges Alice Yorke-Soo Hon and Mark Mohammed ruled that Magistrate Indrani Cedeno made an error when she refused a request from Assistant DPP George Busby to correct a clerical error which caused the dismissal of the charges in 2016.
A jilted husband and his friend, who allegedly solicited and contracted a hitman to murder his ex-wife and her new lover, a little over 13 years ago, have won their appeal against their convictions.
The relocation of the High Court from the Hall of Justice to the International Waterfront will cost the state over 56 million dollars.
This was confirmed by Attorney General Faris Al Rawi in response to a question in the Senate this afternoon.
He says tenders were issued since January and UDECOTT is expected to select a contractor in the next two weeks and works are expected to begin immediately.
The AG says the relocation will result in savings of over six million dollars per annum.
A former soldier has begun to testify against eight men accused of kidnapping and murdering real estate agent Gerald Gopaul, almost 15 years ago.
A High Court judge has ordered the police to charge an acting inspector by 7 pm today(Monday, March 9th) or release him.
Justice Margaret Mohammed gave the order this afternoon at the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain.
A 22-year-old plumber from east Port-of-Spain has been placed on a bond for wearing a camouflage short pants.
Beetham Gardens community activist Anderson Wilson has been sentenced to seven days in prison for cursing Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds in 2018.
Wilson was on Friday found guilty of using obscene language to the annoyance of others and slapped with the sentence as he reappeared before Magistrate Sarah De Silva in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court.
Government’s move to shift the retirement age for judges from 65 to 70 years has raised an Opposition query about judges’ mental faculties at that age.
The concern was raised by UNC MP Vidya Guyadeen-Gopeesingh in Parliament on Wednesday after Attorney General Faris Al- Rawi piloted a bill to increase judges’ retirement age to 70.
A man from Carenage has filed a lawsuit challenging the prohibition of the importation of camouflage clothing and material.