Six new members have been appointed to the Industrial Court.
The new members recently received their instruments of appointment from the President of the Industrial Court Deborah Thomas-Felix who welcomed them to the court.
They were also greeted by the chairman of the Essential Services Division Lawrence
Achong who was reappointed as chairman and the court’s executive.
A Venezuelan nicknamed El Culon has been sent to prison for five years.
He was jailed after pleading guilty to three charges in the Point Fortin Magistrate' Court on Tuesday.
El Culon, whose real name is Darwin Garcia Gibori, 26, was arrested with seven other Venezuelans as well as Trinidadian fisherman in Point Fortin two weeks ago for being in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Chief Justice Ivor Archie is challenging the Court of Appeal’s decision to allow former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar to cross-examine him in her ongoing case over being pressured to resign due to her controversial judicial appointment in 2017.
Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) secretary general Satnarayan Maharaj and the organisation’s media company Central Broadcasting Services have filed a novel constitutional challenge against this country’s colonial-age sedition legislation.
A 78-year-old lawer has been convicted of attempting to bribe a police officer in a case where his two clients were accused of cheating in CXC exams, over two decades ago.
Wilston Campbell was found guilty of perverting the course of justice at the end of his brief trial before Justice Devan Rampersad in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday.
Campbell, who was previously on bail, was remanded into custody and ordered to reappear before Rampersad on Monday for sentencing.
A Facebook squabble between two women escalated into a fist fight in a police station on Tuesday and they both ended up in court for the offence.
After parting the fight between Jamika Joachim, 23, a final year university student and Lamarsha Joseph, 31, a mother and student, were arrested and charged by officers of the San Fernando Police Station.
A Marabella man, accused of burning the hands of a three-year-old boy and hitting him, was warned to have no interaction with the infant as he was granted bail Wednesday.
Marcus John, who has been in custody for more than a month, was granted $60,000 approval bail with a cash bail alternative of $15,000 when he reappeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.
He was also warned to stay 150 feet away from the child.
Olatunji Denbow and Michael Findley appeared before Arima Magistrate Cheron Raphael Tuesday morning charged with escaping lawful custody.
The charge was laid indictably so they were not called upon to enter a plea.
However, the duo's attorney Christon Williams told the court that his clients had decided to take 'particular action' and he was required to write the Director of Public Prosecutions under the Plea Bargaining Discussion Act.
The matter was adjourned to June 25th.
Denbow and Findley escaped with six other prisoners from Remand yard on May 15.
A Biche gardener is expected to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate charged with the 2010 double murder of Shantel Byer and her boyfriend, Jevon Ferris Murray.
Rishi Jawahir, 42, of Cunapo Main Road, Biche, was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul on Sunday.
Byer, 16, of Tunapuna and Murray, 20, of Biche, were walking along Cunapo Main Road, Biche, on Saturday 19th June, 2010, when they were approached by a gunman who shot at them.
Even as aid is being sought for more 100 Venezuelans migrants found hiding in the Palo Seco area, 46 others appeared in court this morning charged with entering the country illegally.
The majority of them were convicted and ordered to pay fines of $2,000 and $3,000.
They were given three months to pay the fines or serve six and four months in jail. Most were men and they came into the country at different dates between last August and this month.