A High Court Judge was this morning forced to adjourn the hearing of a corruption case involving a 47-year-old Chinese woman, who was allowed to return Trinidad on Saturday, before this country's 14-day travel restrictions over the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak, took effect.
Yan Fang Hong was scheduled to appear before High Court Judge Hayden St Clair-Douglas at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday morning for the continuation of her case for attempting to bribe a police officer in 2007.
A prisoner who stabbed another prisoner on Tuesday whilst in the holding cell block of the Chaguanas Magistrates' Court, has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, 12 of which will be hard labour.
Nigel McSween, 33, of Pierre Trace in Enterprise, was charged for maliciously wounding Makeel Simon, 29, of Kestrel Boulevard, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas.
McSween also was charged for having a shank (an improvised weapon) in his possession.
When called upon by First Court Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan, McSween pleaded guilty to the offences.
High Court Judge Vasheist Kokaram is expected to rule on the Law Association’s challenge over Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s decision to refuse to impeach Chief Justice Ivor Archie in two weeks’ time.
Two Cedros fishermen who were illegally keeping 17 birds and 13 baby monkeys at their home were yesterday slapped with $174,200 in fines.
Ordering that the fines be paid in two months, Point Fortin Senior Magistrate Alicia Chankar chastised Donald Ramdhanie, 46, and Vishnu Sookram, 35, for the inhumane and cruel conditions in which the animals were being kept.
A lawyer, who withheld more $100,000 in compensation from a client whose son died in a car crash, is facing 60 days in prison if she does not repay the money by the end of this month.
Judge alone trials are ensuring that justice is no longer delayed, and dispensed swiftly.
According to a release issued by the Office of the Attorney General, the most recent judge-alone trial was conducted on Friday 31st January 2020, at the San Fernando High Court.
Businessman Khalid “Uncle Khalid” Mohammed did not implicate himself in his wife’s murder when he was interviewed by police.
Self-proclaimed Beetham Gardens community activist Anderson Wilson will know his fate for allegedly cursing Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds on February 18.
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.