Elder describes lengthy detention of Ramlogan without charge as "oppressive"

Senior Counsel Pamela Elder has described the delay by police in charging former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan as oppressive.

Up to 3 pm on Wednesday, Ramlogan had not been charged, although he was detained by police at 6 am on Tuesday.

He can be legally held without charge for 72 hours, on suspicion of a charge.

Elder spoke to reporters outside the police CID around 2.30 pm.

DPP instructs that Anand Ramlogan be charged

Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard has given instructions for former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan to be charged with misbehaviour in public office and attempting to pervert the course of justice. The charges are to be read to him today. He will appear in court today to answer the charges.

After 12 hours of questioning following his dawn arrest by police yesterday, Ramlogan remained in custody at Police Headquarters, Port-of-Spain last night.

Anand Ramlogan arrested

Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan has been arrested.

At about 6 am today, officers led by acting Deputy Police Commissioner Harold Phillip went to Ramlogan's Palmiste Park home where they informed him he was under arrest for two offences.

The offences are (i) misbehaviour in public office and (ii) perverting the course of justice.

This is a developing story.

Court rules Destra ruptured Belize man's bladder during stage performance; orders artiste to pay over TT$50,000

A court in Belize has ordered that soca artiste Destra Garcia pay around BZD$16,577 (TT$56,113) after the court found that she personally injured a man while gyrating on him at a concert September 2015.

Fernando Oliva filed a civil claim against Destra, claiming that Destra jumped on him, and ruptured his bladder as she performed at "The Carnival Overload" concert.

Oliva claimed he was called on stage to dance with Destra.

A video shows him lying ground.

The court was told that Destra then said, "If you's bad boy, I will treat you bad! Treat him bad?"

Two men appear in court charged with murder

Two men have appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with the murder of Kemroy Marshall and wounding with intent against Devon Ross, which occurred on Monday 12th June, 2017.

Andre Floyd, 24, of Byron Street, La Romaine, and Keenan Boyce, 19, of Lillian Street, La Romaine, appeared before San Fernando Magistrate Kerry Ann Byer, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 27th June, 2017, jointly charged with murder, possession of firearm, possession of ammunition and wounding with intent.

The matter was adjourned to Tuesday 25th July, 2017.

International: Court hears Cosby 'used power and fame to prey on woman'

A witness in the Bill Cosby sex assault trial has told the court he drugged and sexually abused her in 1998.

It is the same method he is said to have used in the alleged 2004 attack on Andrea Constand he is on trial for.

Cosby, 79, denies the charge.

His lawyer says she agreed to sex and has changed her story to investigators.

Dozens of women say Cosby assaulted them, but statutes of limitation rules mean he is on trial for only one allegation.

Property Tax appeal in court today

Attorneys representing Finance Minister Colm Imbert and former agriculture minister Devant Maharaj are expected to square off at the Hall of Justice this morning at hearing of an appeal against two injunctions stopping collection and processing of valuation return forms for the property tax.

The hearing comes less than a week after High Court Judge Frank Seepersad granted a second injunction to Maharaj, who claimed the State was in breach of the original order when it invited property owners to voluntarily submit their forms to the Commissioner of Valuations.

Maloney man to appear in court for gun, ammunition possession

A Maloney man will appear before an Arima Magistrate on Tuesday 6th June, 2017, for possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Shaquille Charles, 21, was held during an anti-crime exercise, which took place in the Maloney District from of 12 pm on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 to 12 am on Sunday 4th June, 2017, a police statement said.

Acting on information received, officers of the Maloney Police Station arrested and charged Charles of Building 5, Maloney Gardens, for possession of one black Colt .45 pistol and seven rounds of .45 ammunition.

Sheron to spend night in jail

Car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo will spend the night in prison as he has been refused bail on a charge of breaching a protection order.

Sukhdeo, 28 of Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas appeared before magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally today.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

His attorney Taradath Singh requested bail for Sukhdeo and the magistrate asked for his passport be produced.

He will return to court on Thursday at which time the court expects to receive his passport to allow the magistrate to make a decision.