A teacher who was forced to take the Ministry of Education to court for failing to recognise her University of the West Indies’ Bachelor in Education degree which she had pursued based on the ministry’s recommendation has won her matter.
The United National Congress has withdrawn an application for an injunction of the sale of the Petrotrin refinery.
Former UNC senator Wayne Sturge was seeking an injunction compelling Finance Minister Colm Imbert to call a meeting of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament on Energy.
The injunction sought to block the sale of the refinery as there was no JSC to scrutinise the deal.
However, Imbert's attorney Martin Daly informed the court that the meeting of JSC on Energy will be held next Wednesday.
- Derek Achong
Valsayn businessman Emile Sanowar was charged with the possession of a firearm and ammunition after he was held by police when they raided the Secret Sunday party at Lady Chancellor Heights in Port-of-Spain on Sunday night.
Sanowar was charged by Corporal Mohammed of the Port-of-Spain Task Force late this afternoon at the Besson Street Police Station and was later taken to the Port of Spain Magistrate's Court.
However, when police arrived at the court with Sanowar close to 4 p.m he was later taken downstairs to be processed.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said yesterday that a file is being compiled and will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the company involved in the drug which caused seven patients to go blind in either one eye or both eyes.
The Ministry of Works and Transport has been ordered to pay almost $1.5 million in compensation to a contractor from Sangre Grande, who carried out paving works in east Trinidad in 2011 without a written contract with the ministry.
Delivering a judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, on Monday, High Court Judge James Aboud ruled in favour of Eastern Engineering and Marketing Services.
Two brothers, both of whom are police constables, will appear before a Port of Spain magistrate today, on charges of misbehaviour in public office.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred in March last year, during which a 30-year-old watchman was confronted by the two officers, who reportedly assaulted and abused him.
The victim informed the officers he was going to report them for their actions and proceeded to the Central Police Station.
It was reported that he was followed by the officers who arrested him for using obscene language and resisting arrest.
A trial date for the Law Association's lawsuit over the decision of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to refuse to impeach Chief Justice Ivor Archie is expected to be set next Monday.
Lawyers representing the association, Rowley, Archie and the Office of the Attorney General were expected to present submissions on whether the association should be granted leave to pursue its judicial review claim, during a hearing before Justice Vasheist Kokaram, this morning.
Former travel agent Vicky Boodram and her estranged husband Ravi Arjoonsingh were today committed to stand trial on 107 fraud charges in the San Fernando High Court.
They, along with Boodram Travel and Ship Ahoy Cruises, were committed by San Fernando Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine who ruled that the prosecution had made out a prima facie case against them.
Boodram was denied bail and advised of her right to apply for the judge in chambers for bail while Arjoonsingh was granted $2 million approval bail.
The Law Association has filed its lawsuit against Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley over his decision to reject its investigation into misconduct allegations levelled against embattled Chief Justice Ivor Archie.
The association’s legal team filed its judicial review application in the High Court Registry at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, yesterday afternoon.
Three men from east Port-of-Spain on gang charges have again been denied bail.
Ancil Shawn Villafana, Kevon Isaiah Franklyn, and Keedel Fabian Montrose, all of Beetham Gardens, were all remanded back into custody as they reappeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court, this morning.
Busby-Earle-Caddle rejected claims by police prosecutors that the Bail (Amendment) Act, which precludes bail for repeat offenders charged with violent crimes, applied to the trio's case.