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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
House Speaker Brdigid Annisette-George and Finance Minister Colm Imbert have agreed to serve as defendants in former United National Congress (UNC) senator Wayne Sturge’s lawsuit over delays in calling a meeting of Joint Select Committee (JSC) on Energy Affairs.
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.
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.