No bail for man charged with sexual offences against a minor

A Maraval man has been denied bail and remanded into custody after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with the sexual penetration and sexual touching of a 7-year-old girl.

Ted Dookie, 53, appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed, in the Port of Spain 7th Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 16th April, 2018, charged with one count of sexual penetration and two counts of sexual touching against a minor.

The matter was adjourned to Tuesday 1st May, 2018.

Valencia man charged with kidnapping of a minor & assault

A Valencia man is set to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today, charged with the kidnapping of a minor and assault against the victim’s mother.

Jason Garraway, 41, of Valencia Road, Valencia, was arrested by officers of the Sangre Grande Police Station on Saturday 14th April, 2018, the same date of the alleged incident.

The victim’s aunt reported to police that the child was taken from her by a man known to the family following a physical altercation with the victim’s mother.

Man charged for daring jewelry heist

A man who was apprehended and later freed during the 2011 State of Emergency has been arrested in connection with the jewelry heist at RT Jewellers in San Fernando.

Several rings and bracelets identified as being stolen from the store were found after police raided the man’s home on Broadway, San Fernando last week. The 29-year-old who has several convictions for robbery, larceny and firearm offences will appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with receiving stolen goods.

Sisters in court on drugs and ammunition charges

Two sisters and one man, all of La Romaine, have appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with possession of ammunition and possession of marijuana.

Aaliya Ali, 18, and Stephanie Ali, 23, sisters of Peter Trace, La Romaine, and Deshawn Ross, 23, of Grace Lane, La Romaine, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine on Thursday.

The matter was adjourned to Thursday 10th May, 2018.

Rio Claro man charged with common assault against brother-in-law

A 19-year-old man, charged with common assault against his brother-in-law, has been remanded into police custody after appearing before a Rio Claro Magistrate today.

Ricardo Ramnarine, a labourer, of Railway Road, Rio Claro, was also charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Lucina Cardenas-Ragoonanan, at the Rio Claro Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 12th April, 2018.

The matter has been adjourned to Monday 16th April, 2018.

Government to appeal High Court ruling on buggery law

The Government will appeal the High Court ruling on the ruling that the buggery law is unconstitutional.

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young made the announcement at today's pos-Cabinet media conference.

Minister Young was asked whether the government prefers to maintain the status quo.

However, he said he was not in a position to comment further because he was not privy to the details.

The Minister referred those questions to Attorney General Faris Al Rawi.


Sando man charged with murder of 90-year-old woman

A San Fernando man is expected to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate today, charged with the murder of 90-year-old Neila Samuel, which occurred sometime between Saturday 24th and Friday 29th March, 2018.

Rudy Bissoon, 52, a painter, of Gopaul Street, San Fernando, was charged with murder, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Tuesday 10th April, 2018.

Officers attached to the Crown Point Police Station had cause to stop a Nissan Juke motor vehicle, with a lone male occupant on Friday 29th March, 2018.

Persad-Bissessar launches legal challenge against Cabinet on vacant Local Government seats

Political Leader of the United National Congress and Leader of the Opposition, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, has issued pre-action protocol letters to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, signaling her intention to challenge in the courts, the failure of the Rowley Cabinet to declare two local government seats - Barataria and Belmont East, vacant and to advise the president to call the elections to elect new councillors.