Man accused of killing wife sent to St Ann's

A San­gre Grande man who is ac­cused of killing his wife and at­tempt­ing to harm him­self was sent to the St Ann’s Hos­pi­tal for eval­u­a­tion af­ter he ap­peared in court for the sec­ond time Fri­day.

Do­minic Gue­vara, 46, a bee-keep­er, of Jairs­ingh Vil­lage, Coalmine, San­gre Grande, is ac­cused of mur­der­ing school teacher Mar­garet Di­az- Gue­vara on Feb­ru­ary 26 last year.

Di­az- Gue­vara was shot dead in her bed­room.

Tobago landscaper charged with murder of businessman

A Tobago landscaper is expected to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Donald Parks.

Shauniel Charles, 22, of Old Ground Trace, was charged with murder on March 21st following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on that same date.

 According to police reports, Mr Parks, 85, a businessman of Summer Hill, Plymouth Road, Scarborough, had just returned to his home, around 5:38 pm, on March, 12th when he was approached by a lone gunman. 

Judge throws out Gosein’s lawsuit

Chut­ney singer Ner­mal “Mas­sive” Go­sein has lost his ma­li­cious pros­e­cu­tion law­suit against the State af­ter he was charged with planass­ing two of his neigh­bours dur­ing an in­ci­dent in 2012.

De­liv­er­ing an oral judg­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain on Thurs­day, High Court Judge Ron­nie Boodoos­ingh ruled that po­lice had rea­son­able and prob­a­ble cause to charge Go­sein over the in­ci­dent.

In de­cid­ing the case, Boodoos­ingh com­pared Go­sein’s ver­sion of what tran­spired to that of Cpl Ab­n­er Ra­goo, who ar­rest­ed him.

Sex doll case to be heard in April

An E-commerce consultant will take the Comptroller of Customs to court for detaining a plastic mannequin. 

Justice Ricky Rahim has granted him judicial review and the matter will be heard in April. 

He is contending that the detention of the plastic doll was unlawful.  

He imported the mannequin on December 28th, 2018, but he was informed by a customs officer that it was being detained under section 45(1) of the Customs Act as it was considered an obscene or indecent article. 

Man in court for wife's murder

Scores of peo­ple gath­ered out­side the San­gre Grande Mag­is­trate’s Court to get a look at the San­gre Grande hunter who shot and killed his school­teacher wife one year ago as he was fi­nal­ly tak­en to court on Wednes­day.

Do­minic Gue­vara was charged with mur­der and at­tempt­ed sui­cide by Cpl Ram­di­al of Homi­cide Bu­reau Re­gion II, Arou­ca, fol­low­ing in­struc­tions from Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion Roger Gas­pard. He ap­peared on Wednes­day be­fore Jus­tice of the Peace An­na John.

Ex-coach loses rape appeal, to complete 17-year term

A 65-year-old net­ball coach has lost his ap­peal which chal­lenged his con­vic­tion of rap­ing a woman who once played on a net­ball team.

De­liv­er­ing a 48-page judge­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain­on Wednes­day, three Ap­pel­late Judges dis­missed all six com­plaints raised by the man, a for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer, of Ch­agua­nas. They al­so af­firmed the 17-year sen­tence he re­ceived when he was con­vict­ed.

His iden­ti­ty has been with­held by this news­pa­per to pro­tect the vic­tim.

Alexander, Mires freed in assault case

Inspector Roger Alexander and another police officer have been freed of assaulting a man from Santa Cruz in 2016.

Magistrate Nizam Khan dismissed the charges against the officers this morning after prosecutors from the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) failed to start the trial of case as scheduled.

The trial of the case had been delayed several times in the past as prosecutors had previously stated that they had issues in locating the four civilian witnesses in the case.