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Frustration for 53 families after Marcia’s fiasco

When is Dad­dy com­ing home?

De­vieann Fran­cois, Meli­na Charles and Sybil Is­rael say they have been un­able to an­swer this ques­tion for the last nine years. They are rel­a­tives of a group of men, now known as the Mar­cia 53, whose part­ly heard cas­es were be­fore for­mer Chief Mag­is­trate Mar­cia Ay­ers-Cae­sar and now have to be restart­ed. The men have spent close to a decade in Re­mand Yard.

Fran­cois, whose hus­band is among the ac­cused, said: “He’s been very mis­er­able and it’s stress­ful. He doesn’t know where the case is present­ly.”

Frustration for 53 families after Marcia’s fiasco

When is Dad­dy com­ing home?

De­vieann Fran­cois, Meli­na Charles and Sybil Is­rael say they have been un­able to an­swer this ques­tion for the last nine years. They are rel­a­tives of a group of men, now known as the Mar­cia 53, whose part­ly heard cas­es were be­fore for­mer Chief Mag­is­trate Mar­cia Ay­ers-Cae­sar and now have to be restart­ed. The men have spent close to a decade in Re­mand Yard.

Fran­cois, whose hus­band is among the ac­cused, said: “He’s been very mis­er­able and it’s stress­ful. He doesn’t know where the case is present­ly.”

50 seek redress from Cedros land developer

Two men have been giv­en the green light to file a class ac­tion law­suit on be­half of more than 50 prospec­tive landown­ers, who claimed they were scammed out of mil­lions of dol­lars in de­posits for a sea­side res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment in Ce­dros.

High Court Judge Ricky Rahim to­day grant­ed Fitzroy Williams and Neil Bish­op per­mis­sion to file and serve the claim against prop­er­ty de­vel­op­er Joseph Dhanoos­ingh, re­al es­tate agent Glenn Thomas and Thomas' com­pa­ny Mass Con­tract­ing Lim­it­ed.

Woman, 26, charged with having sex with boy, 15

A 26-year-old Siparia woman who is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy was remanded into the custody of the St Anns Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation yesterday.

When brought to the Siparia Magistrates Court to answer to the four charges of sexual penetration of a minor, the accused, Rhema Vialva began acting strangely and was incoherent.

Confused by the language, first court magistrate Margaret Alert inquired from the prosecution whether an evaluation of Vialva’s mental competence would benefit the case.

Chutney singer sues State over planass case

Chut­ney singer Ner­mal “Mas­sive” Go­sine is su­ing the State for ma­li­cious pros­e­cu­tion af­ter be­ing charged with planass­ing two of his neigh­bours dur­ing an in­ci­dent in 2012.

The brief tri­al of Go­sine’s case, in which he is al­leg­ing that he was charged by po­lice al­though he was the vic­tim of the in­ci­dent, was com­plet­ed be­fore Jus­tice Ron­nie Boodoos­ingh in the Port-of-Spain on Wednes­day.

No bail for men charged with abducting, raping two women

Two men charged with abducting, raping and robbing two women have been denied bail.

Jerod Boysie also called Raymond Abdool, 20, a mechanic, of Debe and Joshua Williams, 31, a construction worker, appeared before San Fernando First Court Magistrate Alicia Chankar this morning charged with several offences arising out of the incident on December 29, 2018.

It is alleged that with other persons, they kidnapped the women at Diamond Village, San Fernando. It is further alleged that at the M2 Ring Road, Debe, they raped the women and committed grievous sexual assault on them.

Monteil admits no wrong in CIB, Stone Street Capital loan

Former Clico Investment Bank (CIB) chairman Andre Monteil has denied influencing the company’s decision on a $78 million loan granted to his personal company, Stone Street Capital, shortly before it (CIB) collapsed almost a decade ago.

Monteil repeatedly denied any wrongdoing as he took the witness stand before Justice Avason Quinlan-Williams in the Port-of-Spain High Court as CIB’s case against him and his company to recoup the outstanding loan plus interest continued yesterday.

Man steals panties from woman owing him for yard work & sent to prison

A Princes Town labourer who admitted to breaking into a woman’s home and stealing her panties said he committed the crime because she did not pay him for cleaning her yard.

Dennis Raj, 49, was sentenced to 30 days in prison with hard labour after pleading guilty to house break-in and larceny when he appeared in the Princes Town Magistrates Court on Monday.

He was accused of breaking into his victim’s home last Saturday and stealing five panties, three bras, two under vests and a ladies top, all valued at $600.

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