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Criticisms flow over justice system
Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Criticisms flow over justice system
...after collapse of case against Panday, Oma, John, Galbaransingh

Crude oil could soon flow from Touchstone's Royston discovery
By the middle of April, the country should have a better idea whether Touchstone's Royston oil discovery is as substantial as the company thinks it is and if it would see an immediate addition to the country's oil production.

Museum gets $27 million restoration
The scope of works include changing the roof, repairing the floors, conducting structural retrofitting and restoring the building and making it fit for purpose.

EOC: Women can excel on merit
The commission said it welcomed a Court of Appeal decision last year which clarified that sexual harassment is a form of sex-based discrimination and that sexual harassment is part of the remit of the Equal Opportunity Act.

Average 89 new covid19 cases recorded daily
The Health Ministry's covid19 update for March 7 said the rolling seven-day average of new cases was 89, as opposed to 80 in the previous week.

Ministry: Murder is biggest threat to T&T's women
Ahead of today's observance of International Women's Day (IWD), officials were asked about the biggest threat facing T&T women. The short answer, murders. Data shows that 137 women and girls were killed in the last three years, many as a result of intimate partner violence (IPV).

Wildlife educator works to break barriers
"They are pretty surprised when they see me doing that. They try to be dominant and you know they are the saviour they try to control the situation because you know women supposed to be scared of everything," she said.

Ali said her response is to, "just show them, I don't say anything I just do what I do."

Vandals hit Siparia mandir

After two years, body in Tobago boat named, buried
The remaining 13 bodies from the boat are still unidentified and remain stored at the Forensic Science Centre.

Limer shot dead; stab in neck kills second man
Their killings, along with the murder of Anil Alladin, 44, in Fyzabad, have pushed the murder toll for 2023 up to 112. The comparative for the same period last year was 97.

Convicted Cropper killer wants out of death row
His application said he has remained on death row since September 2013, a period of nine years, five months and 17 days. In all, he has spent 21 years in prison from the time of his arrest and charge in 2001, and ten years and two months on death row for his two sets of convictions.

His application says he has not contributed to any delay and remains under the sentence of death, which cannot now be lawfully carried out in keeping with the principles set out in the Jamaican death-penalty case of Pratt and Morgan. This principle is that to carry out a death sentence after more than a five-year delay would be cruel and inhuman punishment.

Convicted killer suing State over Death Row stay
One of two men convicted of murdering agricultural consultant John Cropper and two of his relatives during a home invasion over two decades ago, has sued the State over being forced to remain on Death Row for over 10 years.

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