Law

Man charged with breaking the law in his attempt to qualify for the Police Academy

A Petit Valley man has appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate, charged with uttering a fraudulent CSEC certificate during a recruitment and selection exercise at the Police Academy, on Thursday 1st February, 2018.

Daniel Medica, 30, a driver, of Cooperative Road, Petit Valley was arrested and charged by Cpl Amin Camacho of the Fraud Squad. Officials at the Police Academy upon suspecting the document submitted for consideration by the accused was fraudulent, contacted the Fraud Squad.

AMCHAM T&T: Appointment of Procurement Board is move in the right direction

The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago says the appointment of a Procurement Board is a move in the right direction.

The board was appointed on Friday by President Anthony Carmona.

AMCHAM T&T issued a statement on it today.

"The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) would like to congratulate His Excellency the President for the appointment Procurement Board and its Chairman, the Procurement Regulator.

We also take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to all members of the Board.

Police point to law against use of fireworks

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is reminding members of the public that the use of fireworks in cities, boroughs and streets outside of the city areas is against the law.

The TTPS is asking persons to be mindful of this during Divali celebrations.

Public Information Officer Michael Jackman is cautioning citizens to act responsibly.

ASP Jackman is also reminding vendors that police officers are authorized to inspect stocks, storage areas and their books.

Child marriages now officially illegal as President proclaims Marriage Act

The Office of the President has announced that the Act to amend the Marriage Act has been proclaimed.

The statement said that today, just hours after receiving a copy of the Miscellaneous Provision (Marriage) Act, No.8 of 2017 from Cabinet, President Anthony Carmona affixed his seal and signature to the document, proclaiming it law.

The Act No.8 of 2017 - An Act to amend the Marriage Act, was first forwarded to the Office of the President lon June 20, 2017, and on June 22, 2017 it was assented to by the President and returned to the Clerk of the House.

Attorneys for A&V Oil and Gas threaten to sue Opposition Leader

One day after it threatened Petrotrin with legal action, the company at the centre of the oil fraud scandal at Petrotrin is also threatening to sue the Opposition Leader.

A&V Oil and Gas Limited has issued a pre-action protocol letter through its attorney Senior Counsel Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, demanding a full retraction of her comments and an apology.

The letter points to statements made by the Opposition Leader at a UNC meeting on Sunday 10th September 2017.

Halifax police pull over woman for breaking a "law" that you never knew existed

It is always a nerve-wracking experience when you get pulled over by police. Sometimes you know you were speeding and just get busted. Other times, you may have no idea you were doing something against the law.

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Such was the case this week in Halifax, Virginia where Police Chief Kevin Lands and Officer Brian Warner pulled over drivers for violating vehicle code 1.7.3.9 — otherwise known as driving on a hot day without ice cream.

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