22-year-old D'Abadie man appears in court for murder

A 22-year-old D’Abadie man has appeared in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murder of Maurice Clifford.

Shaquille Castle, aka ‘Shaquille Augustus’, of Red Hill, D’Abadie, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Marcia Ayers-Caesar, today.

Clifford, 42, was shot and killed close to his home at Red Hill, D’Abadie, on Sunday 30th October, 2016.

The matter has been postponed to April 19th, 2017 and transferred to the Arima Magistrates’ Court.

Lawyer appears in court on fraud charges

A 76-year-old lawyer was granted bail after appearing before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate yesterday, Thursday 6th April, 2017, charged with fraudulent conversion.

Wilston Campbell, of Guapo, Fyzabad, who stood before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, was not called upon to plead, as the charge was laid indictably. 

Campbell, was arrested and charged on Wednesday 5th April, 2017, by Cpl Toney of the Fraud Squad, for fraudulently converting over $132,000, sometime between August 18th, 2014 and April 5th, 2017.

International: California murder suspect raises $65 million bail

A California woman suspected of murdering the father of her two children is hoping to be released from prison after raising $65m (£52m) bail.

Tiffany Li, 31, posted $4m in cash and pledged $61m in property, raised from a group of friends, family and business associates, the Associated Press said.

The bail had been set at $35m, but California courts require double the amount if property is used.

Her lawyer said she was "well-liked in the community", the LA Times reported.

Young: Plea bargaining law can help nab ‘Mr Big’

Culprits using the proposed Plea Bargaining system will be able to bargain against trial if they provide links to T&T’s “Big Fish” and “Mr Big,” says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Stuart Young.

Speaking during yesterday’s Parliament debate on the legislation, Young said it can also be used retroactively by those in remand custody who wouldn’t have to wait years behind bars for their matters to be heard.

Two charged with murder of Santa Cruz man

Two men will appear before the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murder of Anthony Sammy. 

Davis Charles, 30, of Assign Avenue, Bourg Mulatresse, San Juan and Jimall Gibbs, 28, of Thompson Lane, Lower Santa Cruz, were charged with murder after advice was received from the Director
of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Monday 3rd April, 2017. 

Sammy, 38, was killed by gunmen who stormed his Santa Cruz home, on Sunday 15th January, 2017.


Man in court for 2016 Sangre Grande murder

A second man has appeared in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murder of Donald Javel Pierre, whose remains had to be exhumed from a gravel pit, at Pine Road, Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande, one year ago, a statement by the Police Service says.

27-year-old David Boodoo, aka Sours, a farmer of Rampersad Trace, Vega de Oropouche, is now charged alongside Ricardo James, aka Doodie, for the murder of Pierre, who had been reported missing on Friday 20th January, 2016.

$300,000 bail for man accused of beating mother and 1-year-old child

A 29-year-old Point Fortin man accused of attacking his former girlfriend and their one-year-old daughter at Mount St Benedict, last week, has been released on $300,000 bail.

Rayon Stanislaus, an employee of Petrotrin was granted bail after appearing before senior magistrate Indrani Cedeno in the Tunapuna Magistrate's Court yesterday morning.

Stanislaus was charged with the attempted murder of 32-year-old Iyanna Hercules and wounding their daughter with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm.

Two appear in court for murder of WPC Nyasha Joseph

The two accused in the murder of WPC Nyasha Joseph have appeared in the Port of Spain Eighth Court to answer the charges.

Kenneth Browne, 38 and Melissa Browne, 28 appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar.

The case has been postponed to April 18th.

The accused were once married but are now divorced.

WPC Joseph's body was discovered in the Gulf of Paria last week Wednesday.

She had gone missing six days before.

15-year-old charged with J'ouvert morning murder of former soldier

A 15-year-old boy has appeared in the Port-of-Spain 8th Magistrate Court today charged with the Carnival J'ouvert murder of retired soldier, Calvert James.

James, 56, of 23 Gordon Avenue, Mt Lambert, died on Monday 27th February, 2017, from multiple stab wounds.

He was killed during an incident at the corner of Prince and Henry Streets, Port-of-Spain.