Friday, April 28, 2017

Will the State have to pay "Soldier Barry" ?

Apr. 27, 2017, 5:49 PM AST Comments

By Rickie Ramdass - A HIGH Court judge is expected to rule soon on whether another one of the men detained during the 2011 State of Emergency in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and some of her Cabinet colleagues will be receiving monetary c

Shots fired on officers at road block

Apr. 27, 2017, 5:8 PM AST Comments

The Multimedia Desk - Officers of the Western Division Task Force were shot at during a road block exercise, along North West Drive, Patna Village, Diego Martin, on Wednesday.


"Pitbull" appeals judgment in "Gladiator" defamation case

Apr. 27, 2017, 5:1 PM AST Comments

By Rickie Ramdass - ONE of three radio personalities ordered by a High Court judge earlier this month to pay fellow radio personality Ricardo “Gladiator” Welch $.7 million in damages for defamation of character has filed an appeal challenging the judge's ruling.


Judiciary silent after court uproar

Apr. 27, 2017, 4:53 PM AST Comments

By Rickie Ramdass - OPERATIONS at Port of Spain Magistrates' Court was back to normal yesterday following an incident on Wednesday in which a number of prisoners vented their frustration following the adjournment of their matters.



UPROAR IN COURT*

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:39 PM AST Comments

The Judiciary had assured there was no need to be concerned about outstanding matters when then-chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar was appointed a High Court judge, but yesterday chaos erupted at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court. There was a face-off between prisoners and police officers


Hot spell continues: ‘stay hydrated, avoid sunburn’

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:36 PM AST Comments

SOARING temperatures by day and loads of Saharan dust are expected to stick around until this weekend, with the Meteorological Office keeping its “hot spell” alert in place and warning citizens to take precautions against dehydration and heatstroke.

Poetry in prison

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:32 PM AST Comments

AFTER 12 years awaiting trial at Remand Yard in Port of Spain, Ryan Ramoutar accepted a plea bargain from the State. Now 29, he's since become a novelist, poet and teacher within the prison system and is looking forward to starting a new life when he gets out in four years.


US casino convict: I came back to T&T legally

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:28 PM AST Comments

American citizen David Gerard Migliore, who was recently released from prison in the United States, says he was given a court order by the United States authorities to enter this country and deal with court matters.


Moody’s downgrades T&T

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:25 PM AST Comments

NEW York-based Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Trinidad and Tobago to what investors call “junk” status. The Moody’s downgrade late Tuesday evening comes four days after fellow New York-based Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) also downgraded the country,


... Imbert: We’re working on our credit rating*

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:20 PM AST Comments

FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert said yesterday that the downgrade of Trinidad and Tobago by Moody’s will increase the cost of borrowing internationally in the short term. “But we are working on improving T&T’s credit rating in due course,” he said. Imbert’s comments came


Montano appeal: State abandons argument

Apr. 26, 2017, 10:18 PM AST Comments

THE State has abandoned one of its arguments in an appeal filed by soca artiste Machel Montano and songwriter Kernal Roberts, who were both convicted four years ago of assaulting several people outside a night club in Port of Spain in 2007.