Magistrate scolds 'inhumane' fishermen found with illegal birds, monkeys

Two Ce­dros fish­er­men who were il­le­gal­ly keep­ing 17 birds and 13 ba­by mon­keys at their home were yes­ter­day slapped with $174,200 in fines.

Or­der­ing that the fines be paid in two months, Point Fortin Se­nior Mag­is­trate Ali­cia Chankar chas­tised Don­ald Ramd­hanie, 46, and Vish­nu Sookram, 35, for the in­hu­mane and cru­el con­di­tions in which the an­i­mals were be­ing kept.

AG’s Office: Judge alone trials speeding up justice system

Judge alone tri­als are en­sur­ing that jus­tice is no longer de­layed, and dis­pensed swift­ly.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­lease is­sued by the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al, the most re­cent judge-alone tri­al was con­duct­ed on Fri­day 31st Jan­u­ary 2020, at the San Fer­nan­do High Court.

Man accused of cursing Hinds to know fate Feb 18

Self-pro­claimed Beetham Gar­dens com­mu­ni­ty ac­tivist An­der­son Wil­son will know his fate for al­leged­ly curs­ing Laven­tille West MP Fitzger­ald Hinds on Feb­ru­ary 18. 

'Kidnapped' salesman apologises for wasting police time

Shane Ram­jat­tan has been fined $600 and giv­en sev­en days to pay or serve two months in prison.

He ap­peared be­fore Se­nior Mag­is­trate Rae Roopc­hand in the Rio Claro Mag­is­trate's First court charged with waste­ful em­ploy­ment of po­lice time by mak­ing a false re­port to con­sta­ble Ma­jid Khan that he was kid­napped on Jan­u­ary 15 at Bar­rack­pore and kept in a forest­ed area against his will.

Duke moves for dismissal of sedition charges

Lawyers rep­re­sent­ing Pub­lic Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke have sought to have a sedi­tion charge against him dis­missed. 

Duke’s lawyer John Heath made the ap­pli­ca­tion as his client reap­peared be­fore Chief Mag­is­trate Maria Bus­by-Ear­le-Cad­dle in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trate’s Court, yes­ter­day morn­ing.