In her feature address centred around judicial reform during the church service for the ceremonial opening of the 2019-2020 Law Term, dean of the law faculty at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Prof. Rose-Marie Belle Antoine said that, in her opinion, lawyer fees in the country "are too high".
Antoine also revealed that the lawyer fees in TT are some of the highest in the Caribbean region.
A contracting company was yesterday forced to temporarily withdraw its levy against Junior Sammy Contractors Limited over an unpaid $3.5 million court judgement.
Court marshals, police officers and lawyers representing Western General Contractors Services Limited went to Junior Sammy’s compound in Claxton Bay, around 6 am yesterday morning, to execute the judgement and begin the process of seizing items to recover the debt.
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.
We'll have more for you on this story as it develops.
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.