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PROACTIVE STANCE NEEDED ON STATUTORY RAPE

Last Updated on 20.03.2015  The issue of statutory rape came to the fore only last week after the death of 15 year old Aleah Cain. Ms. Cain, a mother of a one month old girl, was brutally gunned down along the Belmont Circular Road as she walked with a male companion. The laws of Trinidad and Tobago list the legal age at which a male or a female citizen is permitted to have sexual intercourse as 16 years and over. According to the Sexual Offences Act, statutory rape is committed when an adult sexually penetrates a person who is incapable of consenting to sex...

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AG’S NO BAIL FOR 120 DAYS PROPOSAL

Attorney at Law Martin George believes the Attorney General's proposal for persons held for gun-related crimes to not be granted bail for 120 days is a good initiative and should be supported by the Opposition. On Sunday, AG Anand Ramlogan said he intends to take a Note to Cabinet to impose restrictions on the right to bail for anyone charged with committing a criminal offence involving the use of a firearm. Commenting on this latest measure to combat crime, Mr. George noted that most murders in this country stem from gun-related crimes and agreed with the AG that this measure can act...

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NO QUICK FIX TO CRIME

London: No quick fix to crime situation Tuesday, 13 January 2015 23:22Written by  Elizabeth William AS Central Government considers reintroducing hanging for certain types of murder, some are raising concerns, and are not sure if hanging will solve the country's crime problem. Currently the death penality in Trinidad and Tobago is still provided for in legislation, but no executiions have been carried out for at least ten years. The Government’s first attempt to pass The Constitution Amendment (Capital Offences) Bill, known as the hanging bill, was defeated in the House of Representatives in February 2011 after it did not get the requisite support from...

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MARTIN A GEORGE- POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION

  Mr. Martin Anthony George Attorney at Law Mr. George is the principal attorney of his law firm Martin A. George and Company. He has a strong sense of social service and is a founding member and former Chairman of Crimestoppers Trinidad and Tobago. He was called to the Trinidad and Tobago Bar in 1992 and has over 18 years experience in the areas of Civil Litigation, Estate and property matters, Wills & Probate, Divorce and Family Law, Commercial Litigation and Debt Recovery. Mr. George qualifications include:- LEC – Hugh Wooding Law School LLB – (Hons.)- University of the West Indies ABE – School of Business & Computer...

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FOOTBALLER CHARGED WITH BREACHING PEACE

Footballer charged with breaching peace Story Created: Feb 18, 2015 at 10:57 PM ECT Story Updated: Feb 18, 2015 at 10:57 PM ECT Kennya Cordner, star striker for the national women’s football team, appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with using annoying language to provoke a police officer to commit a breach of the peace. The charge alleges that on Carnival Monday night, Cordner was outside Ma Pau on Ariapita Avenue when the music was shut off abruptly and she allegedly called out to some police officers nearby, asking why the music was stopped and complaining that they could not...

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FAMILY TO SEEK RELEASE OF SUSPECT

  Tobago credit union murder Casandra Thompson–Forbes Published: Monday, December 29, 2014 Kasey Bruce and his daughter Kyesha. Relatives of a man held for questioning by Tobago Division police in connection with the robbery and murder of THAWE Credit Union courier Sylvert Edwards have expressed concern about the fact that he has been held without charge since December 18. Joy Bruce-Petty told the T&T Guardian her son Kasey Bruce, the sole breadwinner for the family, has been in custody for ten days. She said officers her son was picked up at 5 am on December 18 during a police search of her home. Since then, she said,...

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FAMILY TO SEEK RELEASE OF SUSPECT

  Tobago credit union murder Casandra Thompson–Forbes Published: Monday, December 29, 2014 Kasey Bruce and his daughter Kyesha. Relatives of a man held for questioning by Tobago Division police in connection with the robbery and murder of THAWE Credit Union courier Sylvert Edwards have expressed concern about the fact that he has been held without charge since December 18. Joy Bruce-Petty told the T&T Guardian her son Kasey Bruce, the sole breadwinner for the family, has been in custody for ten days. She said officers her son was picked up at 5 am on December 18 during a police search of her home. Since then, she said,...

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HUSBAND TAKES TRHA TO COURT

Wife, infant son die at hospital By Elizabeth Williams Story Created: Feb 22, 2015 at 10:36 PM ECT Story Updated: Feb 22, 2015 at 10:36 PM ECT Brinsley Sheppard of Zion Hill, Belle Garden has taken High Court action against the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA), for damages and claims arising out of the deaths of his wife and infant son at the Scarborough Regional Hospital last October. He has taken the action through his attorneys Martin George & Co. An investigation into the matter is still ongoing. Sheppard was the husband of Leciana Mitchell-Sheppard and the father of a newborn baby boy Ajani Merrie Sheppard....

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