Airport inquiry to start over 15 years later

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.

Official funeral for Bernard tomorrow

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.

Former Death row inmate gets $200,000 for prison beatings

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. 

LATT pays tribute to late retired CJ Clinton Bernard

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.

Legal qualification shortcut case, appeal Court refuses to reverse suspension

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. 

Teacher awarded $100,000 for non-recognition of Bachelor’s degree

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.