Former travel agent Vicky Boodram and her estranged husband Ravi Arjoonsingh were today committed to stand trial on 107 fraud charges in the San Fernando High Court.
They, along with Boodram Travel and Ship Ahoy Cruises, were committed by San Fernando Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine who ruled that the prosecution had made out a prima facie case against them.
Boodram was denied bail and advised of her right to apply for the judge in chambers for bail while Arjoonsingh was granted $2 million approval bail.
The Law Association has filed its lawsuit against Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley over his decision to reject its investigation into misconduct allegations levelled against embattled Chief Justice Ivor Archie.
The association’s legal team filed its judicial review application in the High Court Registry at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, yesterday afternoon.
Three men from east Port-of-Spain on gang charges have again been denied bail.
Ancil Shawn Villafana, Kevon Isaiah Franklyn, and Keedel Fabian Montrose, all of Beetham Gardens, were all remanded back into custody as they reappeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court, this morning.
Busby-Earle-Caddle rejected claims by police prosecutors that the Bail (Amendment) Act, which precludes bail for repeat offenders charged with violent crimes, applied to the trio's case.
Vendors at the San Juan market can continue paying the rent they have had since 1996 while their lawsuits over rental increases at the facility are being determined.
This morning, high court judge Frank Seepersad granted the vendors an injunction blocking the San Juan/Laventille regional corporation from charging the vendors increased rent.
Seepersad took the decision after he granted leave to vendor Jaiwantee Maccoon to pursue a lawsuit in which she is alleging that the corporation acted unlawfully by attempting to raise the rent without amending its bye-laws.
A father who allegedly chopped his son during an argument has been granted bail on the condition that he moves out of his home.
For the fourth time in five months, a Chinese businessman accused of human trafficking has been denied bail.
Three appeal court judges rejected an application from chang bao wang to reconsider bail for him.
In the application, Wang claimed that when he was denied bail by the court in July, prosecutors claimed that the preliminary inquiry into the charges would be completed in a month.
Wang's lawyers claimed that the suggested timeline was erroneous as the preliminary inquiry was prolonged due to language barriers with the accused and the Venezuelan victims.
The family of a 17-year-old boy, who was accidentally shot and killed by a police officer during a party in 2014, is set to receive over $1 million in compensation.
Delivering an oral judgment at the end of a brief trial at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, yesterday morning, High Court Judge Frank Seepersad ordered the compensation as he ruled that PC Clyde Best was negligent in Ricardo Mohammed’s death.