Two persons, including a Police Constable, were denied bail when they appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with the kidnapping for ransom of Natalie Pollonais, which occurred on Thursday 6th September, 2018.
No. 16504 PC Ian Dwarika, 44, last attached to the La Romain Police Post, and Shain Steven, 37, a building contractor, of Inverness Road, Princes Town, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday 20th September, 2018, to answer to the charges.
Industrial Court President Deborah Thomas-Felix is denying allegations that she and her colleagues are biased against employers.
In her address at a special sitting of the court for the opening of the 2018/2019 Law Term, Thomas-Felix provided statistics which she said dispelled doubts about the court's independence.
"It is my sincere hope that the facts would serve to dispel the misconceptions and unfounded statements that tend to be repeated and amplified in this regard," she said
A week after being arrested for the kidnapping of Palmiste mother Natalie Pollonais, PC Shaundelle Euin and labourer Gregory James have been taken to the San Fernando Magistrate Court.
Both men were charged by ASP Peter Ramdeen of the Southern Division last night. Euin, a Special Reserve Police officer who was attached to the La Romaine Police Post cursed at journalists as he was being taken from the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department this morning.
Chief Justice Ivor Archie said he has been the subject of "false and unsubstantiated allegations" but had exercised restraint in the face of suggestions that he had been guilty of misconduct in office.
In his address at the opening of the Law Term at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, Archie commented on his legal battle with the Law Association of T&T after the group sought to investigate the allegations.