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Embattled Chief Justice Ivor Archie has gone on vacation leave until the end of next month.

An email sent by his administrative secretary Shabiki Cazabon to Judges and Masters of the T&T Supreme Court yesterday, a copy of which was obtained by the T&T Guardian, advised that Archie would be out of the jurisdiction from May 19 to June 30 to...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A post-mortem performed on Moruga gardener Cayton Edwards, who was killed on Sunday night, said the bullets which struck him were unusual. Police investigators said the bullets which the pathologist extracted from Edwards’ body were of an unknown make. The autopsy report said the projectiles...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington says a lack of parental supervision is a contributing part of increasing problem of teenagers appearing before the courts on criminal charges. Wellington, presiding in the San Fernando First Court, made the statement as a 17-year-old, of Cross Crossing,...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New political leader of the Congress of the People, Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar says he is ready to act as prime minister if asked to do so by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisessar. Under the Fyzabad Declaration establishing the People’s Partnership, the leaders of the member units of...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Members of the T&T Defence Force are gearing up for the upcoming World Military Games which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between July 16 and 24. Interviewed yesterday at the Defence Force headquarters in Chaguaramas, Major Malcolm Nedd, said: “Among the team there are national...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Outside expertise may be in the offing to assist St Kitts deal with its crippling crime problem which has touched even its Police Commissioner whose son was shot dead last month. St Kitts’ crime wave which has been mounting in recent years as a result of drugs, guns and  gang presence, is a...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Minister of Housing and Environment Dr Roodal Moonilal yesterday announced the 13 surveillance bays on the nation’s highways soon would be fully powered by solar energy. Speaking at the opening of National Forestry Exhibition at San Fernando Hill yesterday, Moonilal said they were moving towards...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Popular television host Ian Alleyne has been cleared of contempt of court charges. State prosecutor Brent Winter told Justice Prakash Moosai in the Port-of-Spain High Court there was nothing found in the tapes and transcripts provided by Allen which showed contempt of court. Alleyne was...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The date for the trial against Jamaat al Muslimeen leader Imam Yasin Abu Bakr is expected to be set next Monday. Bakr, 68, also known as Lennox Phillip, faces five charges including sedition, terrorism, incitement and breaching the peace, stemming from an Eid sermon he delivered at the Jamaat’s...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Former prime minister Patrick Manning has defended his absence from PNM political meetings over the past year, saying he wanted to avoid division within the party. Manning, who missed recent meetings in Point Fortin and Couva, was present at his San Fernando East constituency office on Monday...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The murder of a Diego Martin labourer on Monday night has brought the murder toll for this year to 197. Police say at around 8 pm, Simon Kydd, 28, of Pierre Felix Road, Diego Martin, was walking along the Diego Martin Main Road, near Duvall Avenue, when a silver car pulled alongside him and...

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