Former government minister Marlene McDonald has made her first court appearance since being charged with corruption, last month.
The Port-of-Spain South MP, her long-time companion Michael Carew, Wayne Anthony, Victor McEachrane and Edgar Zepherine appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court, yesterday morning.
A 20-year-old Claxton Bay man appeared in court on Monday morning charged with the murder of law clerk Kristian Sirjusingh.
Renaldo Lewis of La Sofie Trace stood before San Fernando Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor who read the charges to him in the First Court.
Sirjusingh was shot dead following a robbery at Michelle’s Bar along Bonne Aventure Road, Gasparillo on August 9. He had gone there to celebrate his father’s 66th birthday when the three bandits stormed in.
Public Services' Association (PSA) President Watson Duke has been released on $250,000 bail after appearing in court to answer a sedition charge.
Duke, who is also the Minority Leader of the Tobago House of Assembly, was taken to the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court shortly after he was discharged from the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, this morning.
During his brief court appearance before Magistrate Adia Mohammed, Duke, who dressed in blue suit, was not called upon to plead to the indictable charge.
PSA president Watson Duke was granted bail to the sum of 250,000 dollars.
Duke appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrate Court this morning.
He was charged with sedition yesterday.
According to his lawyer John Heath, Duke was rushed to the hospital on Thursday complaining of feeling unwell.
That was the third time he had been taken for treatment since being detained by police on Monday.
Duke discharged himself from the hospital yesterday.
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Ainsworth Sookhan, a three foot tall man, who allegedly struck another man with a wheel spanner during a fight in San Fernando, has been charged.
Sookhan, 29, a driver, of La Romaine is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate on Friday charged with wounding Sheldon Hamlet with intent.
Former public administration minister Marlene Mc Donald has encountered another obstacle in securing her two-million-dollar bail.
Guardian Media has been informed that the bail documents were sent to the women's prison in Arouca late Wednesday evening.
This morning the prison indicated to her lawyer and bailiffs that Mc Donald needed to come to the prison to sign the bail bond before she is officially released.
Only one of Marlene McDonald's co-accused were able to get bail yesterday afternoon.
The Port-of-Spain South MP did not face the courts yesterday, but in her absence, 49 charges stemming from fraud and money laundering were read out by Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle to her co-accused in the Port of Spain Magistrates court.
Former Minister of Public Administration Marlene McDonald was placed on bail to the sum of $2 million despite being unable to appear to answer fraud charges in the Port of Spain Magistrates Court this afternoon.
Senior Counsel Pamela Elder made an application for bail as the Port of Spain South MP appeared en absentia as she remains hospitalized at St. Clair Medical.
McDonald faces 7 charges related to fraud and money laundering.
Senior Counsel Pamela Elder who is representing fired Public Administration Minister Marlene McDonald has slammed the T&T Police Service for detaining her client longer than expected which resulted in McDonald falling ill this morning and being rushed to the St Clair Medical Centre for medical treatment.
Elder spoke to the media outside the private hospital after visiting McDonald at the hospital around 11 am.
Former Minister of Public Administration Marlene McDonald has been taken to the St. Clair Medical Centre after she complained of feeling unwell this morning.
Police sources told Guardian Media that McDonald said she was feeling "dizzy and nauseous," so a precautionary decision was taken to allow her to seek medical treatment.
Sources said she remains in good spirits, however. Her court appearance has been delayed until this afternoon.