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NGC wins lawsuit against SIS

The Na­tion­al Gas Com­pa­ny (NGC)  has won its law­suit against Su­per In­dus­tri­al Ser­vices (SIS) over an al­leged move to dis­pose of its as­sets pend­ing the res­o­lu­tion of ar­bi­tra­tion pro­ceed­ings over the con­tro­ver­sial Beetham Wa­ter Treat­ment Plant. 

EMA to recoup $1.2 million from contractor

he En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty (EMA) has won a law­suit against a con­trac­tor for the re­fur­bish­ment of nine po­lice sur­veil­lance bays along the Uri­ah Bul­ter and Solomon Ho­choy High­ways. 

De­liv­er­ing oral judg­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice, in Port-of-Spain on Tues­day, High Court Judge Frank Seep­er­sad up­held the EMA’s law­suit in which it was seek­ing to re­coup the $1.2 mil­lion that was ad­vanced to Syn­er­gy Re­sources Ltd, of Union Road in Mara­bel­la. 

Court suspends recent ruling against sedition law

The Court of Ap­peal has agreed to sus­pend a re­cent judge­ment, which struck down as­pects of this coun­try's colo­nial-age sedi­tion leg­is­la­tion.

De­liv­er­ing an oral de­ci­sion at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, this morn­ing, Ap­pel­late Judge Al­ice Yorke-Soo Hon ruled that the sus­pen­sion was nec­es­sary to pro­tect two pend­ing mat­ters be­ing pros­e­cut­ed by the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) and to pre­vent a myr­i­ad of le­gal chal­lenges to oth­er ex­ist­ing laws.

Man freed after 25 years in jail for incest

A 75-year-old man sen­tenced to life in prison for com­mit­ting in­cest against his daugh­ter has been re­leased from prison af­ter serv­ing al­most 25 years. 

High Court Judge Hay­den St Clair-Dou­glas or­dered the im­me­di­ate re­lease of the man, who can­not be named to pro­tect the iden­ti­ty of the vic­tim, as he re­viewed his sen­tence at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, on Tues­day. 

Two men charged with sexual offences against children

Two men were charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) for three counts of sexual penetration of a child and four counts of sexual touching  of  a  child  following intelligence-led  exercises, yesterday.

The exercises were spearheaded by W/Supt.  (Ag.) George and  ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insps.  (Ag.) Andrews  and  Francis  along with Sgt. James and WPC Johnson.

Mala’s murder accused found not guilty

Over 15 years af­ter Mala Mo­hammed, the wife of busi­ness­man Khalid “Un­cle Khalid” Mo­hammed was ex­e­cut­ed at her home, two men ac­cused of the crime have walked free.

Threat to sue PriceSmart over faulty soft drink dispenser

A man from Ca­roni has threat­ened to sue PriceS­mart af­ter he was in­jured by a faulty soft drink dis­penser late last year. 

Lawyers rep­re­sent­ing Ri­car­do John­son, of Siew­nar­ine Trace, Kel­ly Vil­lage, Ca­roni, made the threat in a pre-ac­tion pro­to­col let­ter sent to the com­pa­ny’s man­age­ment late last month. 

Attorney wants psychiatric test for teen charged with doctor’s killing

An at­tor­ney rep­re­sent­ing the 17-year-old who is charged with the al­leged kid­nap­ping of Dr Rudrade­va Shar­ma and Dr Prem Vi­jay Naidoo yes­ter­day asked for the teen to re­ceive a psy­chi­atric eval­u­a­tion as well as med­ical treat­ment.

The re­quests were made when the teenag­er ap­peared be­fore San Fer­nan­do First Court Se­nior Mag­is­trate Jo-Anne Con­nor charged with six of­fences, in­clud­ing mur­der, kid­nap­ping and rob­bery.

Court hearing involving Chinese citizen adjourned over coronavirus concerns

A High Court Judge was this morn­ing forced to ad­journ the hear­ing of a cor­rup­tion case in­volv­ing a 47-year-old Chi­nese woman, who was al­lowed to re­turn Trinidad on Sat­ur­day, be­fore this coun­try's 14-day trav­el re­stric­tions over the on­go­ing glob­al coro­n­avirus out­break, took ef­fect.

Yan Fang Hong was sched­uled to ap­pear be­fore High Court Judge Hay­den St Clair-Dou­glas at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain yes­ter­day morn­ing for the con­tin­u­a­tion of her case for at­tempt­ing to bribe a po­lice of­fi­cer in 2007.

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