Imbert goes to court

The tri­al re­lat­ing to a con­sti­tu­tion­al mo­tion filed by Jwala Ram­bar­ran over his dis­missal as Cen­tral Bank Gov­er­nor did not start yes­ter­day due to a pend­ing ap­peal.

$.9m bail for pastor on kidnapping, trafficking in persons charge

Pas­tor Glen Awong of the Trans­formed Life Min­istries in Arou­ca has been grant­ed $.9 mil­lion bail af­ter he ap­peared in the Ari­ma Mag­is­trates’ Court on Fri­day morn­ing charged with kid­nap­ping, false im­pris­on­ment and traf­fick­ing in per­sons.

Awong and co-ac­cused In­dra Jag­ger­nath ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Cheron Raphael on charges aris­ing out of an in­ci­dent last Oc­to­ber, in which po­lice raid­ed the Trans­formed Life Min­istries and res­cued 69 peo­ple who were be­ing housed on the com­pound.

AG goes to court to drop weed charges

The first step to­wards drop­ping charges and con­vic­tions against per­sons held for pos­ses­sion of small amounts of mar­i­jua­na was tak­en yes­ter­day when the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al’s Of­fice ap­plied to the High Court to have those crim­i­nal records ex­punged.

Judge orders Griffith to promote cop

A High Court Judge has or­dered Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith to retroac­tive­ly pro­mote a po­lice of­fi­cer whose em­ploy­ment sta­tus had not changed al­most a year af­ter he won his law­suit over the is­sue. 

Airport inquiry to start over 15 years later

The pro­tract­ed “Pi­ar­co Two” pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry in­to fraud charges aris­ing out of the con­struc­tion of the $1.6 bil­lion Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port has to be restart­ed.

The de­ci­sion to restart the in­quiry, which is quite pos­si­bly the longest-run­ning and largest fraud case in the coun­try’s his­to­ry, was based on the re­tire­ment of for­mer Se­nior Mag­is­trate Ejen­ny Es­pinet, who left the Ju­di­cia­ry last year with the in­quiry at an ad­vanced stage, but still in­com­plete.

Official funeral for Bernard tomorrow

The late re­tired chief jus­tice Clin­ton Bernard will be laid to rest to­mor­row fol­low­ing an of­fi­cial fu­ner­al ser­vice in his ho­n­our.

A state­ment yes­ter­day from the Min­istry of For­eign and Cari­com Af­fairs said fu­ner­al will take place at the Church of the As­sump­tion, 70-72 Long Cir­cu­lar Road, Mar­aval, from 9.30 am.

Former Death row inmate gets $200,000 for prison beatings

A for­mer death row in­mate has been award­ed over $200,000 in com­pen­sa­tion af­ter be­ing beat­en by a group of prison of­fi­cers in 2013. 

De­liv­er­ing an oral judge­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, yes­ter­day morn­ing, High Court Judge Kevin Ram­cha­ran up­held the as­sault and bat­tery law­suit brought by Dar­ryl Bis­soon. 

LATT pays tribute to late retired CJ Clinton Bernard

Yes­ter­day, the Law As­so­ci­a­tion is­sued a state­ment pay­ing trib­ute to the late re­tired chief jus­tice Clin­ton Bernard who died on Oc­to­ber 26, af­ter ail­ing for some time.

Fol­low­ing is the state­ment.