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GANG CHARGES DROPPED Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016
GANG CHARGES DROPPED OUTBURSTS of praise, in Islam, were heard in the Port-of- Spain Eighth Magistrates Court yesterday after 13 persons charged with being gang members, in the Dana Seetahal murder inquiry, were set free. In a ruling against an application by the prosecution, to amend the gang-member charges, Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno said it would not be in the interest of justice to do so.
Dana accused freed A blunder by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has led to the freeing of a man accused of being a member of the gang allegedly responsible for the assassination of former Independent senator Dana Seetahal, SC.
No charges yet...but 'bomb caller' still in custody A 46-year-old suspect who was detained for questioning in relation to a threat against Trincity Mall in East Trinidad remains in police custody. This was confirmed yesterday by head of the corporation communications unit for the T&T Police Service, Ellen Lewis.
'Carmona must sign off on SSA' UP TO YESTERDAY, Parliament officials were yet to be notified of an assent from President Anthony Carmona in relation to legislation designed to widen the sanctioned powers of the Strategic Services Agency (SSA).
Who has lawful access to SSA phone tap info? THE Strategic Services Agency (Amendment) Bill seems set to remain the stuff of a political tug-of-war. The amendment, endlessly wrangled over in Parliament, enhances the capacity and reach of the security agency.
Al-Rawi: Scandalous Ramlogan profits from UNC negligence ATTORNEY General Faris Al-Rawi has described as "scandalous", former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan is prosecuting claims of unconstitutionality regarding detention of minors, when he was involved in proclaiming laws that were not ready, effectively profiting from his own then government's negligence.
'Social media being used for mischief' Acting Minister of National Security Stuart Young yesterday lamented that social media was being used for mischief. Speaking at a news conference at Riverside Plaza, Port of Spain, Young said on a daily basis he sees people using social media to spread lies.
See, hear police actions with new recorders New video and audio recording systems installed at the Financial Intelligence Bureau (FIB) will help to protect the police from false claims of mistreatment, according to FIB deputy director Terrence Pierre.
Cop shot after confronting Sea Lots gunman One man is in police custody following the shooting of an off-duty police officer on Thursday night, while police were still searching for two other men in relation to the incident up to last night.