By Dr. Kwame Nantambu
September 07, 2010
In normal, civilized and sane times, one can postulate a solid, airtight defence against the imposition of the death penalty for murder. No problem.
However, times, albeit living conditions, in T&T are abnormal, uncivilized and insane to the nth degree; ergo, any defence against the death penalty under these current circumstances is not only absolutely null and void but also totally immaterial and irrelevant.
Continue reading Hang them high, high. high and then some
By Dana Seetahal
July 18, 2010 – guardian.co.tt
In an Advice apparently solicited by attorneys for Steve Ferguson and Ishwar Galbaransingh, former president Ellis Clarke, an eminent attorney-at-law, proferred the opinion that the case for T&T being the “forum conveniens” to try the accused men is lucid and “compelling.” This is not the first time that it has been argued in respect of an extradition matter that local trial for people accused of similar offences in both the US and T&T should be preferred. The point was taken in extradition proceedings in relation to some of the men locally accused of killing Balram Maharaj, a US citizen, and in respect of whom the US had sought extradition for offences involving hostage taking. The accused were eventually extradited.
Continue reading The ‘Forum Conveniens’
By George Alleyne
July 07, 2010 – newsday.co.tt
With the 20th anniversary of the 1990 coup attempt virtually around the corner will the People’s Partnership Administration hold an Inquiry into the July 27, 1990 incident or will it follow in the footsteps of its predecessors, the National Alliance for Reconstruction, the People’s National Movement and the United National Congress and do nothing?
Continue reading That 1990 Attempted Coup
July 07, 2010
Due to the “bungling, indifferent or lax” attitude of two senior police officers, the State has been ordered to pay $57,550 in damages to Maurice Koon Koon, who was falsely imprisoned due to a misunderstanding in January of 2009.
Continue reading Falsely imprisoned: State to pay