Chief Justice sees positive in Privy Council ruling

Chief Justice Ivor Archie is taking heart in today's ruling of the Privy Council, given that within the ruling, the Law Lords stated that the Law Association is in no position to make findings of fact that ware in any way binding upon the Chief Justice.

Archie issued the following statement on Thursday.

Chief Justice loses at Privy Council

 Chief Justice Ivor Archie has lost his case at the Privy Council, in which he had sought to stop the Law Association from inquiring into the allegations against him.

The Chief Justice had maintained that there was apparent bias, bad faith and procedural unfairness in the Law Association's investigation but failed to get the Court of Appeal to stop the Law Association from proceeding.

The following is the ruling of the Privy Council.

Three charged with rifle, ammunition possession

Three men, jointly charged with possession of a rifle and ammunition, have appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate, to answer to the charges.

Meshac Farrell, 19, a labourer of Cocorite Terrace, Cocorite; Sherlan Roberts, 20, a painter of Waterhole, Cocorite; and Atiba O’Brien, 24, labourer of Upper Big Yard, Carenage, appeared before Magistrate Rehanna Hosein, in the Port of Spain 4B Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 14th August, 2018.

Accused in theft of CNC3 anchor's vehicle denied bail

The man accused of stealing a vehicle belonging to CNC3 news anchor, Khamal Georges, from outside the Besson Street Police Station, has been denied bail.

38-year-old Gamal Waldron of Layan Hill, Belmont, appeared before magistrate Nizam Khan magistrate in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court where he was called to answer the charge.

The magistrate denied bail on the basis that he had three previous convictions, including housebreaking and theft.

He is to reappear in court on September 11th. 

‘Pappy’ Appears in Court for Murder

A Cocorite man appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle.
The murder of Shaquime Williams, which occurred on Sunday 15th April 2018. 
27-year-old Nester Sammy, aka “Pappy of Harding Place, Cocorite, appeared in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court, today, to answer to the charge. 
The matter was adjourned to Friday 14th September 2018. 
23-year-old Williams also of Harding Place, Cocorite, was found dead with bullet wounds about the body in the vicinity of the Harding Place recreation ground. 

TCL, Aronco must pay worker for on-job injury

A contracting company and Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) have been ordered to split the compensation owed to a welder who was injured by faulty scaffolding while working on a kiln at the cement manufacturer’s compound three years ago.

Delivering an oral judgement after a brief trial at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain on Tuesday, High Court Judge Frank Seepersad ordered Aronco Services Limited and TCL to bear the costs of compensating Aronco worker Joseph Ramsaroop.

$80,000 bail each for two Rio Claro men on firearm, ammunition charges

Two men of Rio Claro, jointly charged with possession of a firearms and ammunition, have appeared before a Rio Claro Magistrate, to answer to the charges.

Keston John, 20, and Brandon Lezama, 18, both of Ecclesville, Rio Claro, pleaded not guilty to the offences when they appeared before Magistrate Indira Misir Gosine in the Rio Claro Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27th July, 2018.

The men were each granted $80,000 bail with surety and the matter has been postponed to Monday 27th August, 2018.

Court orders COP to grant athlete gun licence

National sports shooter Robert Auerbach has won his lawsuit against acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams over a six-year delay in considering his application for a Firearm Users’ Licence (FUL).

Delivering an oral judgment in Auerbach’s judicial review lawsuit in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday, Justice Vasheist Kokaram ruled that Williams had failed in his statutory obligation to either approve or deny Auerbach’s application within a reasonable time.