Sea Lots businessman and community leader Cedric “Burkie” Burke’s malicious prosecution and false imprisonment lawsuit over his arrest and detention during the 2011 State of Emergency is expected to go on trial in February next year.
The trial of the case was expected to begin before Justice Robin Mohammed in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday but was rescheduled to February 5, next year.
Burke and his driver Keown “Baine” Bayne were arrested at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain on August 26, 2011.
Over 100 illegal Venezuelans have been arrested and about 25 sent to the Detention Centre following a tightening of border patrols around the southern coasts this week.
The Venezuelan ferries which usually bring some 700 plus passengers legally from Venezuela on a weekly basis have been barred from docking at the Cedros port.
When Guardian Media visited the area Wednesday, there were no activities at the port.
A Coast Guard interceptor vessel was docked outside of the security complex and was preventing any Venezuelan vessel from coming into the port.
Nine people have been left homeless as fire gutted a two-bedroom house in Mon Repos, San Fernando Wednesday afternoon.
Police suspect arson as the cause of the fire.
Eyewitnesses say a man was seen running away from the scene soon after the fire started.
No one was at home at the time.
This is a developing story and we will have further updates.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has said that Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar cannot deny having knowledge that massive amounts of monies were being paid out in legal fees at the office of the Attorney General during her tenure as prime minister from 2010 to 2015.
He made the statement on Tuesday night during a PNM political meeting at the Signature Hall, Chaguanas.
Students of the University of the West Indies who were selected to be part of an internship at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the US are fearful their dreams may not come through due to a lack of funding. The programme begins in one month.
A 40-year-old man who allegedly tried to kill his ex-wife and her parents at their Palo Seco home on Sunday has been denied bail.
Evans Cornwall, of Gonzales Village, Guapo, appeared yesterday in the Siparia Magistrates’ Court charged with three counts of wounding with intent to kill.
The charges stemmed from an incident in which his ex-common-law wife Lizann Forrester, 30, her parents Leslie, 57, and Jennifer Forrester, 55, were chopped at their home around 7.30 am on May 5.
The trial date of a lawsuit in which eight Venezuelans are challenging a decision of the Immigration Division to deny them entry into the country in March is expected to be set in July.
During a brief hearing of the case at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spainyesterday, High Court Judge Jacqueline Wilson gave lawyers representing the group and division deadlines for filing evidence and submissions in the judicial review case.
Every day before she takes a bath or cooks her first meal for the day, pensioner Patsy Thomas has an arduous task.
She must fill four buckets of water from a standpipe at King's Wharf, San Fernando a few hundred metres from her home.
While people look on without offering any help, Thomas places the buckets into a shopping cart and labouriously pushes it to her home.
People seem blind to her struggles even though the city is bustling with mid-morning traffic.
Seventeen recently promoted Brigadier Generals and Rear Admirals serving in the US Military on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the Diplomatic Center, St. Ann’s as part of a CAPSTONE visit.
The team, together with US Embassy Chargé d'Affaires John McIntyre and US Embassy Chief Military Liaison Officer Col. Claudia Carrizales, also met with Minister of National Security Stuart Young and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dennis Moses.
CAPSTONE is a joint service professional military education course at the National Defense University.