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No impeachment! PM not acting on Archie

Chief Justice Ivor Archie will not face impeachment proceedings over misconduct allegations levelled against him.

Responding to questions during the post-Cabinet press briefing at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's, this afternoon, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said that he would not exercise his exclusive discretion under S137 of the Constitution to institute the proceedings against Archie. 

Police officer guilty of raping teenager

A police officer was remanded into custody on Wednesday after he was found guilty of five charges including rape, assault, false imprisonment and grievous sexual assault against a teenager. 

Constable Vishram Ragoo last attached to the Chaguanas CID was charged with a total of six charges but the jury presiding in the San Fernando Second Criminal Assizes found him not guilty on one of the grievous sexual assault charges. 

Following a two-month trial, the nine-member jury returned with their verdicts around 6.30 pm after deliberating for three hours.

Snr Supt, wife in court on assault charges

An acting Senior Superintendant of the Fraud Squad Unit along with his wife have appeared before an Arima magistrate Wednesday, charged for assault and malicious damage.

Reports indicate that on March 24 2018, Lindon Greenidge, 56, who has 37 years' service in the Police Service, allegedly assaulted a 49-year-old woman and maliciously damaged her pair of eyeglasses and cell phone. 

A report was made to the Proffessional Standards Bureau (PSB) and an investigation was conducted. 

Teen charged with murder

A teenager has appeared before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Lester Sookhai, which occurred in December 2018. 

The 16-year-old boy, of no fixed place of abode, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He appeared before Master Vijay Paul to answer the charges.

Sookhai, a shopkeeper of Maingot Road, Tunapuna, was at his business place along with a relative around 10 am on Tuesday 11th December 2018, when the suspect entered and shot him. 

The suspect escaped on foot.

Assault charges against A&V CEO dismissed

The assault charges laid against the Chief Executive Officer of A&V Oil and Gas Limited, Hanif Baksh, and his son-in-law, Bill Ramsundar, were dismissed Monday at the Siparia Magistrates' Court.

Senior Magistrate Margaret Alert agreed to have the charges dismissed following a request made by Baksh's attorney, Senior Counsel Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj.

Maharaj asked the court to discharge the accused persons due to the prosecution's unpreparedness for the matter to move to trial.

Duo denied bail for 126 sexual offences against minor

A 43-year-old man and his 37-year-old com­mon-law-wife who were charged with 126 counts of sex­u­al-re­lat­ed of­fences against a mi­nor were both re­mand­ed in jail by San­gre Grande Mag­is­trate, while the victim's 59-year-old rel­a­tive was grant­ed $10,000 sta­tion bail.

The 43-year-old, said to be the vic­tim's step-fa­ther and the vic­tim’s moth­er ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Er­i­ca Bap­tiste- Ramkissoon in the San­gre Grande Sec­ond mag­is­trate court.

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