A Moruga woman who slapped a doctor in the hospital while he was attending to her baby nephew has been bonded for one year.
Lamenting the level of disrespect taking place in the nation’s schools and hospitals, San Fernando Magistrate Indar Jagroo said he was prepared to send Kareen Ramjohn to jail.
However, the doctor indicated that he did not want to see her imprisoned. Following the incident at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital on May 20, 2015, Ramjohn was charged with assault by beating Dr. Jason Diljohn.
Less than three weeks after he was freed of murder, a man from Diego Martin returned to court yesterday for the trial of his assault and battery lawsuit over being beaten by police at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court in 2013.
Akili Charles, of Covigne Road, Diego Martin, took the witness stand before Justice Ricky Rahim at Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, yesterday morning, to give his version of what alleged transpired in the holding cells of the court on April 3, 2013.
Elisha Lingchung, one of the men allegedly involved in the casino robbery in Debe, was granted $150,000 approval bail on Thursday.
Lingchung, 23, a painter, was also granted a cash bail alternative of $30,000 after it was confirmed by prosecutor Sgt Harold Ishmael that he had no previous convictions or pending matters.
Lingchung of Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas, first appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates Court on Tuesday but was remanded into custody for tracing to determine if he had a criminal background.
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.