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Moonilal: I will not be badgered, bullied and shut up by "crooked" Government

Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Dr Roodal Moonilal says he will not be badgered, bullied and shut up by legal action being brought by the Government.

The former Housing Minister said in a statement that he believes this is an attempted by the PNM to divert attention away from an issue involving PNM member Harry Ragoonanan.

Dr Moonilal issued the following statement today:

Grandson charged with murder of man found stuff in barrel

A Freeport man has appeared before a Couva Magistrate, charged with the murder of his grandfather, Irving Mings, whose body was found stuffed in a barrel at his home.

Michael Mings, 26, a musician, of Calcutta Road, #2 Freeport, appeared before Senior Magistrate Siumongal Ramsaran in the Couva Magistrates’ Court today to answer to the charge.

The matter was adjourned to Monday 13th November, 2017.

Mings, 87, a pensioner, also of Calcutta Road, #2 Freeport, was found dead inside a barrel at his home on Friday 6th October, 2017.

Ramadhar granted leave to go to Privy Council in COP legal matter

The Court of Appeal today granted St. Augustine Member of Parliament and former Congress of the People leader Prakash Ramadhar leave to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council against its decision delivered on July 14, 2017. 

Moonilal named as Gov't files lawsuits against five contractors for attempt to defraud

The Government, through the Estate Management and Business Development Company (EMBD), has filed claims in the court against five contractors for alleged cartel arrangements and attempt to defraud.

The contractors named in the lawsuits are TN Ramnauth and Company Limited, Mootilal Ramhit and Sons Contracting Limited, Kall Company Limited (Kallco), Namalco Construction Services Limited (Namalco) and Fides Limited (Fides).

Warner loses legal challenge to extradition

Bad news for Jack Warner as he has lost his lawsuit challenging his extradition to the United States.

Warner is wanted by authorities to answer charges of fraud arising out of a FIFA bribery scandal.

Delivering a 50-page ruling in the High Court this afternoon, Justice James Aboud dismissed the claim for judicial review brought by Warner.

That lawsuit challenged the process used by the Office of the Attorney General in signing off on the US Government's request for his extradition in May 2015.

Santa Cruz man on seven charges arising from MIC hostage incident

A Santa Cruz man appeared before a Justice of the Peace today on seven charges, arising out of an incident in which he is alleged to have held a 17- year-old boy captive at gunpoint and shot at police officers, at the MIC Institute of Technology, Arima, on Monday 18th September, 2017.

Barrackpore man charged with murder

A Barrackpore man is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Hunter Samlal, which occurred on June 17th 2017.

Raywadeo Rajeev Ranoo aka “Ronnie Ranoo”, 23, of Kunjal South Trace, Barrackpore, was charged with murder, after advice was received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, George Busby, on Wednesday 20th September, 2017.

Samlal, 75, a salesman, of Clarke Road, Penal, was found dead in his apartment on Saturday 17th June, 2017, with his hands and feet bound and his mouth covered with plastic.

Attorneys for A&V Oil and Gas threaten to sue Opposition Leader

One day after it threatened Petrotrin with legal action, the company at the centre of the oil fraud scandal at Petrotrin is also threatening to sue the Opposition Leader.

A&V Oil and Gas Limited has issued a pre-action protocol letter through its attorney Senior Counsel Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, demanding a full retraction of her comments and an apology.

The letter points to statements made by the Opposition Leader at a UNC meeting on Sunday 10th September 2017.

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