BAIL SYSTEM UNFAIR TO THE POOR
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016
BAIL SYSTEM UNFAIR TO THE POOR
SENIOR COUNSEL Seenath Jairam on Friday urged the State to reset the system of bail, warning that it is unfair and unconstitutional for persons who have already been granted bail to be denied their liberty simply because they cannot afford to satisfy technicalities.
Police making an impact in hotspots
THE Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continues to battle with the perception that crime is "continuously on the rise" in the country.
Ankle bracelets for suspects
GOVERNMENT is moving to introduce electronic monitoring of people out on bail, with the use of ankle bracelets, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has said.
Moonilal defends media: 'AG didn't understand'
Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal is defending the media against criticisms by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.
Agriculture Ministry moving to Chaguanas in October
AFTER several delays, the Ministry of Agriculture will finally be moving into its new home in Chaguanas by the end of October.
Big operators hindering local tourism drive
The Dr Keith Rowley-led administration will press ahead with its domestic tourism agenda despite efforts by some leading industry stakeholders to scupper the initiative.
Prof Imbert: High drop-out, failure rate at MIC
Approximately 3,500 people sign up for technical vocational training programmes at the MIC Institute of Technology each year. Of that, 20 to 25 per cent either drop out or fail the programmes, according to chairman of the MIC Prof Clément Imbert.
Sampson-Browne quits victim support unit
Margaret Sampson-Browne has stepped down as head of the T&T Police Service's Victim and Witness Support Unit.
Tobago man dies after losing consciousness while driving
A 32-year-old man died after he fell unconscious while driving.
Journalists witness drowning death
What started off as an expedition at sea for members of the media investigating the recent fish kill at Mosquito Creek, yesterday morning, turned into a mission to rescue a drowning man from the same waters.
People will remove your Govt
FORMER attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj SC and Oilfield Workers' Trade Union (OWTU's) president general Ancel Roget believe that loss of jobs, spiralling crime and the People's National Movement (PNM's) silence on corruption issues which surfaced during the previous People Partnership (PP) government are courting growing uneasiness among the population.
MP calls for homework centres and trade classes in Enterprise
Residents adapting to crime
A six-year-old girl stops running around the yard in her Johnson Street, Enterprise, home and trains her eyes on a gun held by a police officer patrolling the area.
The rise of gangs in Enterprise
The brazen killing of reputed underworld figure and businessman Selwyn "Robocop" Alexis and two others in Enterprise, last Sunday, threw fresh light on the crime, violence and gangs that have penetrated the once sleepy district and other areas in central Trinidad for almost two decades.
'This thing ain't done'
The anticipated reprisal in Enterprise following the killing of reputed gang and underworld leader, Selwyn "Robocop" Alexis has not happened.
Man beaten, shot trying to stop woman being beaten
A TACARIGUA man's attempt to stop another man from beating a woman resulted in him being beaten, then shot dead outside a bar in Malabar early yesterday morning.
3 men gunned down in 5 hours
IN about five hours yesterday there men were murdered in separate incidents on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook and in Malabar and Belmont.
Four more killed in seven-hour period
Four people were murdered in separate incidents yesterday over a seven-hour period, pushing the number of people killed since Thursday to six.
Woman shot year after step-dad, cousin's murders
IN December last year her step-father, Michael Mathews, 57, was shot and killed in front of his home in Penal.
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