The protracted “Piarco Two” preliminary inquiry into fraud charges arising out of the construction of the $1.6 billion Piarco International Airport has to be restarted.
The decision to restart the inquiry, which is quite possibly the longest-running and largest fraud case in the country’s history, was based on the retirement of former Senior Magistrate Ejenny Espinet, who left the Judiciary last year with the inquiry at an advanced stage, but still incomplete.
House Speaker Brdigid Annisette-George and Finance Minister Colm Imbert have agreed to serve as defendants in former United National Congress (UNC) senator Wayne Sturge’s lawsuit over delays in calling a meeting of Joint Select Committee (JSC) on Energy Affairs.
The late retired chief justice Clinton Bernard will be laid to rest tomorrow following an official funeral service in his honour.
A statement yesterday from the Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs said funeral will take place at the Church of the Assumption, 70-72 Long Circular Road, Maraval, from 9.30 am.
A former death row inmate has been awarded over $200,000 in compensation after being beaten by a group of prison officers in 2013.
Delivering an oral judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, yesterday morning, High Court Judge Kevin Ramcharan upheld the assault and battery lawsuit brought by Darryl Bissoon.
Yesterday, the Law Association issued a statement paying tribute to the late retired chief justice Clinton Bernard who died on October 26, after ailing for some time.
Following is the statement.
Labourer Clint John, who is accused of throwing an explosive device in the used car-lot managed by Rachael Sukhdeo, has been denied bail under the Bail Amendment Act.
The Court of Appeal has refused to reverse the suspension of a recent judgment, which struck down a law, that gave prospective lawyers from T&T, who completed their post-graduate qualifications in the United Kingdom, a short-cut into the legal profession over CARICOM nationals.
A man has been freed of kidnapping a businesswoman from Maraval and holding her hostage for over a week in 2008.