Former Government Minister Jack Warner has lost his appeal over the dismissal of his lawsuit challenging the United States (US) extradition request for him.
Three Judges of the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of Justice James Aboud to dismiss his judicial review lawsuit in September, 2017.
Their decision does not mean that Warner's extradition proceedings will finally commence before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle as the judges granted a stay pending the filing of Warner's appeal to the Privy Council.
A Special Reserve Police officer has been charged for misbehaviour in public office after robbing his victim of $1,600.
According to police, on November 18, 2017 Kevin Figaro was at Troy City Restaurant and Lounge at St. Croix Road, Princes Town, when he allegedly robbed someone of the cash.
The Professional Standards Bureau conducted an investigation under the leadership of Assistant Commissioner of Police Ag Totaram Dookhie and included Sgt Andell Rollocks, Cpl Lawrence Jofield, Cpl Rabindranath Maharaj, PC Ian Mitchell.
The long wait spanning as much as 10 years and more for trials involving remanded prisoners charged with various offences including murder, has prompted a call by criminal attorney Mario Merritt for an urgent revamp of the judicial system.
Merritt is one of the lead attorneys in a recent murder trial that saw to the acquittal of three men who were charged with murder after the state's witness admitted to fabricating his evidence.
A mother and son have appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate after both were jointly charged with the murder of Angkell Thomas.
Shelly-Ann ‘Empress’ Douglas, 46, and her 20-year-old son, Rodelle ‘Skeedo’ Douglas, both of Signal Hill, Tobago, stood before Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno, at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday, to answer to the charge.
Around 6 pm on Tuesday 21st August, 2018, 25-year-old Thomas of Bethel, Tobago, got into an altercation with a group of persons along Lambeau Signal Hill Road, Lambeau, during which he was stabbed.
The legal fraternity is in mourning as former president of the Criminal Bar Association Chaitram Sinanan died, following a brief illness.
Relatives said he went to work on Monday and complained of feeling unwell.
He was taken to the Couva Health Centre and then transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where he later died.
In a statement, the Assembly of Southern Lawyers said, “It is with sorrow that we must inform you that Chaitram Sinanan departed this life today 4th June, 2019. The Assembly of Southern Lawyers extends condolences to the family.”
A decision by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard, SC, to continue to prosecute a triple murder case after the State’s main witness admitted to fabricating evidence has led to three men being freed.
After spending almost a decade on remand, Chris Durham, Ian Sandy and Deon Calliste walked out of the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, as free men on Monday after High Court Judge Avason Quinlan-Williams upheld their novel judicial review lawsuit over Gaspard’s handling of their case.
A man accused of murdering and burying two Cedros brothers 14 years ago is claiming that he only signed interview notes which he claimed were fabricated by the police because he thought he was going to be allowed to go home.
This came out in the trial yesterday as Insp Peter Ramdeen who had interviewed Kareem Guadeloupe, was cross-examined by defence attorney Larry Williams in the San Fernando Second Criminal Assizes.
Six new members have been appointed to the Industrial Court.
The new members recently received their instruments of appointment from the President of the Industrial Court Deborah Thomas-Felix who welcomed them to the court.
They were also greeted by the chairman of the Essential Services Division Lawrence
Achong who was reappointed as chairman and the court’s executive.
A Venezuelan nicknamed El Culon has been sent to prison for five years.
He was jailed after pleading guilty to three charges in the Point Fortin Magistrate' Court on Tuesday.
El Culon, whose real name is Darwin Garcia Gibori, 26, was arrested with seven other Venezuelans as well as Trinidadian fisherman in Point Fortin two weeks ago for being in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Chief Justice Ivor Archie is challenging the Court of Appeal’s decision to allow former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar to cross-examine him in her ongoing case over being pressured to resign due to her controversial judicial appointment in 2017.