One of the six police officers charged with murdering three friends from Moruga in 2011 has been given the green light to sue the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) over delays in starting their trial.
On Friday, High Court judge Ronnie Boodoosingh granted lawyers representing PC Safraz Juman leave to pursue his judicial review claim over the failure of the DPP’s Office to file an indictment against him and his colleagues since the end of their preliminary inquiry, almost five years ago.
The British High Commission in Port of Spain says it does not know where the attorney for Dillian Johnson got information that he has been granted asylum in the United Kingdom.
The High Commission issued a statement today that all but denied that asylum was granted.
"The British High Commission in Port of Spain has seen claims made by Attorney Thalia Francis-Brooks on 11 January 2018. It is unclear where this attorney is obtaining her information, but it is obviously not from the UK authorities," the High Commission said.
Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan made a second appearance in court today on charges of misbehaviour in public office and obstruction of justice.
However, the matter was adjourned to April 27th, after just five minutes in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court.
Acting Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle Caddle presided over the hearing and was told the police file had not yet been sent by the police to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the appointment of a prosecutor.
One year ago, on February 1st, 2017, Justice Paula-Mae Weekes was being sworn in by Governor Dr. John Freeman as a judge of the Turks and Caicos Islands Court of Appeal.
She was appointed to serve a three-year term that would take her to 2020.
But it now appears that she will have to resign her position and return to Trinidad and Tobago to become this country's first female president.
Madame Justice Weekes is a former Justice of Appeal of the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago where she served for 11 years until her retirement in 2016.
President Anthony Carmona has been invited to address the ceremonial opening of the International Criminal Court's Judicial Year for 2018.
A statement by the Office of the President says President Carmona, a former ICC judge, will leave for The Hague, Netherlands next week to address the ceremony.
"For the first time in the history of the International Criminal Court (ICC) there will be a Ceremonial opening at the beginning of the Court’s Judicial year, starting with the Judicial Year 2018.