Three charged with murder

Three persons are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of 65-year-old Nicholas George, which occurred on Saturday 3rd March, 2018.

Christon Lovelace aka ‘Ton’, 19, and Shanice Alleyne, 25, both of Plover Street, Morvant, along with Runako Mayers, 19, of Red Hill, Morvant, were charged following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Monday 30th April, 2018.

Lovelace also faces additional charges of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

Judge orders sale of mas camp property at $2.5 million

An over decade-long legal dispute between mas band leaders and former business partners Mike “Big Mike” Antoine and Ian McKenzie over ownership of their former mas camp has been resolved.

Delivering an oral judgment in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday, Justice Frank Seepersad set the conditions under which the property, located at the corner of Roberts and Warren Streets in Woodbrook, should be sold and the proceeds divided.

Doctor freed of rape charge after 15 years

Fifteen years after a patient accused him of rape, Dr Shauffie David Ali, the owner and medical director of Gulf View Medical Centre, was yesterday found not guilty.

As he walked out of the San Fernando High Court after being acquitted on two sex charges, Ali said, “I have a smile on my face. I feel good.”

Ali, 71, a gynaecologist, did not want to comment further.

Ali went on trial earlier this month before Justice Hayden St Clair-Douglas in the Second Criminal Court charged with grievous sexual assault and rape.

Suspended SRP denied bail on fraud charge

A suspended Special Reserve Police (SRP) officer, accused of fraudulently receiving $36,500 from a 26-year-old victim, has been denied bail after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with larceny trick.

Andy Petit, 35, of Irvin Street, Petit Bourg, appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael, in the Port of Spain 11th Magistrate’s Court, on Monday 30th April, 2018.

The matter was adjourned to Thursday 10th May, 2018, and transferred to the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court.

Court stops Nigerian man’s deportation

A High Court judge has stopped the deportation of a Nigerian national who is married to a Trinidadian.

Justice Jacqueline Wilson made the order on Saturday night hours before 37-year-old Onekachi Eke Aka Emmanuel was due to be deported along with a group of illegal immigrants from West Africa.

During the hearing of the emergency injunction, Emmanuel’s lawyers Criston J Williams and Shirvani Ramkissoon argued that his deportation would be unlawful as the Immigration Division took more than four and a half years to act.

Four Central men charged with possession of firearm and ammunition

Four persons appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

The accused were charged by officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF), during an anti-crime exercise in the Chaguanas district, on Friday 20th April, 2018.