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.
Senior Counsel Pamela Elder who is representing fired Public Administration Minister Marlene McDonald has slammed the T&T Police Service for detaining her client longer than expected which resulted in McDonald falling ill this morning and being rushed to the St Clair Medical Centre for medical treatment.
Elder spoke to the media outside the private hospital after visiting McDonald at the hospital around 11 am.
Former Minister of Public Administration Marlene McDonald has been taken to the St. Clair Medical Centre after she complained of feeling unwell this morning.
Police sources told Guardian Media that McDonald said she was feeling "dizzy and nauseous," so a precautionary decision was taken to allow her to seek medical treatment.
Sources said she remains in good spirits, however. Her court appearance has been delayed until this afternoon.
Public Administration Minister Marlene McDonald and her common-law husband Michael Carew will spend another night in police custody after another lengthy day of interrogation on Friday.
McDonald was escorted out of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) office at Matco Building on Henry Street at around 9:25pm, while members of the media were interviewing her attorney senior counsel Pamela Elder.
She stumbled down the stairs but was quickly rushed into an SUV.
For the second time in two weeks, the sentencing of a woman who admitted to murdering her friend and stealing her newborn baby has been deferred.
Kerry-Ann Hosang was expected to know her fate on Monday at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, but the sentencing was adjourned to September 4 after her attorneys revealed they had only received the bio-social report.
Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has sued the T&T Football Association (TTFA) over almost $16 million in loans he claims he provided while at the helm of the organisation.
In the lawsuit, filed in the Port-of-Spain High Court, on Monday, Warner is alleging that the organisation had failed to repay the loans despite acknowledging them several times in the past.
According to his court filings, which were obtained by Guardian Media, Warner claiming that he provided the loans, totalling $15,761,003, over a period of approximately 15 years.
All alleged offenders in custody appearing in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court were remanded to the prison yesterday because there was no Justice of the Peace (JP) to approve their bail documents.
A notice posted at the courthouse stated, “Please note that today Monday 29th July 2019 Clerk of the Peace services at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court (old) will not be available. We apologise for any inconvenience.”
Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) secretary general Satnarayan Maharaj and the organisation's media company Central Broadcasting Services have won their lawsuit over the refusal of the T&T Police Service (TTPS) to disclose the warrant used to search Radio and TV Jaaggriti, in April.
Delivering a 28-page judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, this afternoon, High Court Judge Ronnie Boodoosingh upheld the judicial review lawsuit brought by Maharaj and the company.
A Venezuelan woman and her Trinidadian husband were each granted $150,000 bail on Monday on arms and ammunition charges.
Shannon Lee Mohammed and Yordias del Carmen Ramos Pagoda who were arrested on Saturday appeared before San Fernando Second Court Magistrate Anselm Leander.
The bus driver accused of unlawfully killing three-year-old Isaiah Hazel has been granted $150,000 bail.
Sherill Smartt, 31, of Couva appeared in the Couva Magistrates Court on Monday morning shortly after she surrendered to the police.