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Two Santa Cruz men charged with breaching protection orders

Two Santa Cruz men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with breaching protection orders obtained against them.

Damion Lara, 27, of La Canoa Road, Lower Santa Cruz, was arrested and charged following an incident on Monday 9th April, 2018, by officers of the Santa Cruz Police Station.

Lara is accused of threatening a woman known to him and breaching a protection order against him.

Three-months' hard labour for housebreaking and larceny

A Tobago man has been sentenced to three months’ hard labour by a Scarborough Magistrate, after pleading guilty to a charge of housebreaking and larceny against a 44-year-old woman police officer.

Keya King, 30, a maintenance worker, of McKay Hill, Plum Trace, was sentenced to three months’ hard labour by Magistrate Annette McKenzie, presiding in the Scarborough 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 6th April, 2018.

The victim, a police sergeant, of Scarborough, secured her home on Sunday 21st January, 2018, and went away.

St James man charged with maliciously damaging Tobago hospital property

A St. James man was granted $75,000 bail by a Scarborough Magistrate, after pleading not guilty to a charge of malicious damage to property belonging to the Tobago Regional Health Authority.

Ricky Scott, 50, a carpenter of Bournes Road, St. James, was also charged with using obscene language and disorderly behavior, when he stood before Magistrate Annette McKenzie, in the Scarborough 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 6th April, 2018.

The matter has been adjourned to Tuesday 24th April, 2018.

15-year-old Tobago boy charged with burglary

A 15-year-old boy has appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate, charged with burglarising the home of a 50-year-old woman, of Union Village, on Thursday 29th March, 2018.

The minor appeared before Magistrate Annette McKenzie on Tuesday 3rd April, 2018, where he pled not guilty to the offence and was released on his own bond.

The matter has been adjourned to Tuesday 24th April, 2018.

The victim secured her home at around10 pm on Wednesday 27th March, 2018, and retired to bed.

Boyfriend charged with Chunisingh's murder

A Valencia man is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Christine Chunisingh, which occurred on Tuesday 3rd April, 2018.

Jezreel Paul, 26, of KP Lands, Valencia, was charged with murder, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Friday 6th April, 2018.

Chunisingh, 20, a university student, of Bypass Road, Arima, was found dead in an abandoned structure at Hill View Drive, Arima, Tuesday 3rd April, 2018.

She had been strangled.

Emile Elias loses Westmoorings lawsuit

Contractor Emile Elias has lost his over three decade long legal battle with a property developer over a townhouse community in Westmoorings.

Delivering a 24-page judgment at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday morning, Appellate Judges Peter Jamadar, Gregory Smith and Andre Des Vignes dismissed Elias’ appeal over the decision of a High Court judge in 2013 to order him to pay Westmoorings Limited $1.2 million in compensation for delays in completing the project in the 1980s.

MY EYE: Long court line in Arima

This photo was sent to us by 'jumbo_nut' via the My Eye feature on the CNC3 App.

Junbo_nut says it "a line to go into the Arima Magistrate Court to reach the crusher", adding that "every month end is the same thing". 

Jumbo_nut is asking that the authorities look into this with a view towards bringing relief to those who come to the court monthly.

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Accused in prison officer's murder is 24-year-old East Dry River man

A 24-year-old Port of Spain man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Prison Officer II Davendra Boodooram, which occurred on Friday 26th January, 2018.

Andre Nicholas Lavia aka “Brandon Thomas”, “Wetman Andre” and “Famo”, a landscaper, of Basilon Street, East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, is also charged with possession of firearm and ammunition.

The charges were laid following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Thursday 5th April, 2018.

Suspect in prison officer’s killing in court today

A little over two months after prison officer Devendra Boodooram was murdered, a man from east Port-of-Spain was charged with the crime.

According to a post on the Police Service Twitter account posted yesterday afternoon, Andre “Famo” Lavia, also known as “Brandon Thomas” and “Wetman Andre” was charged with murdering Boodooram on January 26.

Lavia is expected to appear in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Shot Venezuelan woman on gun, ammo charges

A 21-year-old Venezuelan woman, who was wounded in an alleged shoot-out with police in Diego Martin last week, has appeared in court charged with firearm and ammunition possession.

Monika Jerez-Gonzalez, a law student, was not called upon to plead to the charges when she appeared before Magistrate Rehanna Hosein in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ court less than 24 hours after she was discharged from hospital.

Jerez-Gonzalez was charged with being in possession of a Smith and Wesson .38 pistol and a quantity of ammunition.

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