Six appointed as Industrial Court members

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.

El Culon jailed for five years on arms charges

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.

Archie challenges Marcia’s questions

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.

Sat files lawsuit over Sedition Act

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.

Lawyer found guilty to trying to bribe cop

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.

Women spared after fist fight in police station

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.

Man accused of burning child gets bail

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.

Escapees Denbow, Findley appear in court

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.

Biche farmer charged with double murder

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.

46 Venezuelans in court for illegal entry

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.