A 34-year-old mother of three is now fighting for her life as she was viciously attacked at her Enterprise, Chaguanas home on Monday. She was stabbed several times during the attack.
Police officers have now launched a manhunt for a close male relative who is believed to be her attacker.
The decriminalisation of marijuana is expected to increase competition and drive down product prices, Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Fitzgerald Hinds says but he cannot predict whether this will increase turf wars.
Asked about the scenario where established drugs dealers could attack new and developing marijuana businesses, he said that while it was a possibility, a decriminalised environment may also end drug turf wars.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi told Parliament on Wednesday that 12 attorneys “alone consumed” $290 million of expenses during the previous 2010-2015 period.
“And there’s an ongoing matter that’s being investigated and there are further investigations and matters to come. I wouldn’t want to disturb what the Police Service is engaged in,” Al-Rawi said, declining details.
Legal fees paid during the past PP administration’s tenure did not have to be brought to Cabinet for approval since fees from ministries and State enterprises don’t have to be approved there.
That was Opposition Leader Kamla Persad- Bissessar’s response following attacks on the issue by Government at Tuesday’s PNM Chaguanas meeting.
Chutney singer Ramrajee Prabhoo has joined the PNM.
Prabhoo was spotted sitting in the front row on Tuesday night at the PNM’s meetingat Signature Hall, Chaguanas.
Prabhoo arrived around 6.30 pm anxious to hear what Prime Minister Keith Rowley had to tell supporters.
However, the ushers moved her before the meeting started to a seat much further back.
Prabhoo said she is hoping to go for a seat on the Couva/TabaquiteTalparo Regional Corporation in the upcoming Local Government Elections.