Shane Ramjattan has been fined $600 and given seven days to pay or serve two months in prison.
He appeared before Senior Magistrate Rae Roopchand in the Rio Claro Magistrate's First court charged with wasteful employment of police time by making a false report to constable Majid Khan that he was kidnapped on January 15 at Barrackpore and kept in a forested area against his will.
Lawyers representing Public Services Association (PSA) President Watson Duke have sought to have a sedition charge against him dismissed.
Duke’s lawyer John Heath made the application as his client reappeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court, yesterday morning.
A jilted husband and his friend, who solicited and contracted a hitman to murder his ex-wife and her new lover, a little over 13 years ago, have appealed their murder convictions.
Two employees of Crime Watch Host Ian Alleyne were remanded into custody yesterday after appearing in court charged with stealing $10,000.
One of them, Akile Simon, a former journalist, suffered a seizure in court and had to be taken for medical treatment.
Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds returned to the witness stand briefly as the obscene language case of self-proclaimed Beetham Community Activist Anderson Wilson continued yesterday.
Hinds’stay in the witness box, however, was cut short as he had to exit the proceedings at 11. 45 am to attend an important meeting at Whitehall, the court learnt.
The matter itself had a delayed start as defence attorney Darren Mitchell said he could not arrive before 11 am.
The case against former attorney general Anand Ramlogan, SC, and former Opposition senator Gerald Ramdeen for alleged legal fee kickback fees has been delayed once again.
Following a status hearing before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court yesterday, the matter was once again adjourned this time to April 28, as the State once again required more time to disclose witness statements.
Chatham residents blocked the Southern Main Road in Chatham on Monday, as they called on Works Minister Rohan Sinanan to repair a landslip which has claimed half of the roadway.
Over 12,000 residents from Point Fortin to Icacos will be cut off if the landslip worsens. Residents say heavy rains and a leaking water main have made the road conditions worse.
Already, half of the width of the road has slipped into a 30 feet precipice.
Steel sheets placed to prevent slippage have caved, along with the roadside railings and the slipper drains.
High Court Judge Frank Seepersad has struck down elements of this country's colonial-age sedition legislation.
Delivering a 50 page judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain this morning, Justice Seepersad ruled that Sections 3 and 4 of the legislation, which prescribe the offence of sedition, are unconstitutional.
Justice Seepersad ruled that the legislation is vague, uncertain and can lead to arbitrary application.