The testimony of the State's main witness in the preliminary inquiry into Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal's murder is causing massive traffic gridlock leading into Port-of-Spain this morning.
While there are regular traffic restrictions for weekly hearings of the case at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court, the T&T Police Service (TTPS) reportedly imposed extra measures this morning as the witness was starting to give evidence.
Two young men who faked their kidnappings on the same day - one due to money worries and the other because of tabanca—were each jailed for 30 days with hard labour yesterday.
Jonathon Ramcharan, 24, of Gasparillo and Kevin Ramroop, 22, of Tarouba South, both unemployed, pleaded guilty to the wasteful employment of police time by making false reports to their relatives that they had been kidnapped and ransoms demanded for their release Wednesday.
Two University of the West Indies students who spent last night in jail, after they were arrested by police during a heated student protest at the St Augustine campus yesterday, are expected to appear in the Tunapuna Magistrate’s Court this morning.
The students, who are both members of the Student Guild Council, secured station bail after 11 pm last night at St Joseph and Tunapuna Police Stations respectively. They were charged with using obscene language, blocking the main thoroughfare and resisting arrest.
A Mayo teenager, accused of breaking into 12 homes during a two-month period has been denied bail.
Brandon Thompson, who turned 18 in April was arrested on Saturday and charged with ten offences of housebreaking and larceny, two house breaking with intent, resisting arrest and escaping lawful custody.
When Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine read the 14 charges to him in the San Fernando First Court, Thompson initially pleaded guilty to 11 of the house breaking charges.
Two police officers have been warned to have no contact with a man who has alleged that they stole money from him.
The warning was given to Police Constables Shazard Ali, 29, and Sadeeq Hosein, 27, as a condition of their bail when they appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates Court on Monday charged with misbehaviour in public office.
The officers who were attached to the Cunupia Police Station at the time of the allegation were granted $100,000 surety bail by a Justice of the Peace at the Central Police Station on Saturday.
Three men who said they found the carcass of a dead bird, with brown and grey feathers, not knowing it was Scarlet Ibis, this country's national bird, were spared a jail sentence after they pleaded guilty to the crime.
Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal has confirmed that he has hired Queen's Counsel Richard Clayton to head the defence team in a libel lawsuit filed against him by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley over allegations he made in Parliament connecting Dr Rowley to the A&V fake oil scandal.
A mother of two from Princes Town, who was framed by police for cocaine trafficking after they extorted $100,000 from her husband, has been awarded $240,000 in compensation.
Delivering a 48-page judgement on Thursday, High Court Judge Margaret Mohammed ordered the damages for Anisha Raffick, of Borde Narve Village, Princes Town, as she upheld her malicious prosecution and false imprisonment claim against the State.
Mohammed said she found Raffick's version of what transpired when she was arrested in November 2013, more plausible than the police's.
A mechanic, who was seriously injured in an accident in Balandra in January, last year, has lost his negligence claim against the driver of the car in which he was travelling.
Delivering an 8-page judgement in the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain on Thursday, High Court Judge David Harris dismissed the lawsuit in which Lutchman Ramcharan was suing Vijay Mohan and his insurance company Bankers Insurance Company of T&T.