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Father fights for custody

By Savitri SookrajPORT-OF-SPAIN attorney Martin George is seeking to have the courts overturn an interim custody order granted to the mother of an 11-year-old-girl, as the father fights to save his daughter from what he claims is a circle of abuse.   In fact, the girl related a horror story of years of ill treatment, sexual and physical abuse at the hands of her mother and other guardians in whose custody, she was left on a number of occasions.   Attorney George is seeking to have the injunction heard in the Port-of-Spain Courts tomorrow. The girl's mother (name withheld) got the order...

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No transport so no appearance in court

South/Central Bureau TRANSPORTATION problems yesterday prevented mother Malharri Dookhan, 52, and her youngest daughter, Chitrah, 27, from making their second appearance in the Couva Magistrates' Court. Dookhan, Chitrah and Devon Cunningham 32, of Fifth Street, Dow Village Settlement, California have been charged with the killing of Chandradaye Bissoon Dookhan, 31, which took place during the early morning hours of September 7. Chandradaye's body was found on a bed on the ground floor of the home which the family shared. The expectation of their appearance caused a massive gathering of curious neighbours, friends and relatives.  The court was packed as many waited in anticipation. Magistrate Debra...

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Give us back our money or the land

by Martin George 30th October, 1996 THE EDITOR: An open letter to the Minister of Housing and Settlements: We the applicants of the National Housing Authority Signal Hill Phase One land allotment project are calling upon you to use your good office to investigate what has become of the millions of dollars which we have collectively paid to the National Housing Authority, in what now seems to have been the vain and foolish hope that we were getting lands for our monies.  It has been more than three years now that the National Housing Authority has taken and had use of our monies,...

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Murder trial in the rain

by Gyasi GonzalesSeptember 25th 1996On July 31, 1987, Anthony Ward was shot to death on the Lady Young Road, Morvant. Yesterday morning, three brothers who are accused of the killing were taken handcuffed to the scene of the crime where Mr Justice Stanley John conducted open air court with the jury, prosecutors and defence attorneys present. The court went to the Lady Young Road in a convoy of cars and a maxi taxi. As they alighted from the vehicles, there was a roll call of the jury and the hearing began. Traffic was halted for about 15 minutes on the Lady Young...

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By Aneela MarajSaturday 6th August, 1996A Market vendor has filed a High court motion asking that the mayor of Arima, Rose Janniere and Acting Town Clerk of Arima, Michael Woods, be imprisoned for contempt of court.   Market vendor Kayim Ali, through his Attorney Guy Hannays and Company instructing Martin George, filed a motion in the Registry of the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday.   The motion is claiming that both Mayor Janniere and Woods contravened an order of Justice Annestine Sealey. Justice Sealey granted Ali an injunction on July 28 restraining the Arima Borough Council from demolishing or interfering with Ali’s stall...

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20 years for raping a friend

by Fulton WilsonTHE RAPE of a woman by a friend can be even more traumatic and outrageous than rape by a stranger, Justice Melville Baird said on Tuesday as he jailed rapist Dion Julien for 20 years.   Julien 30, and a father of two of Constabulary Street, Carenage, was found guilty on Monday of raping a Woman on June 5, 1988. He was charged by Sgt Franklyn Edwards.   Before passing the sentence, Justice Baird, presiding in the Port of Spain First Criminal Court, said he agreed with the jury's verdict. He had postponed sentencing to yesterday.   He said the case...

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Court cuts 85 years off 110- year sentence

Wednesday 5th March, 1996by Curtis WilliamsTHE Court of Appeal yesterday effectively reduced the sentence of Oswald Jack by 85 years. Jack was sentenced in the San Fernando Assizes by Justice Lennox Deyalsingh to 110 years hard labour.  He had pleaded guilty to three different indictments on 18 counts of crimes ranging from robbery, larceny, possession of a firearm to receiving stolen goods and was given consecutive sentencing. When the matter was called before the Court of Appeal, attorney for the appellant, Martin George pleaded with the court to have Jack's sentences run concurrently. Attorney for the State, Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, Anthony...

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Appeal Court judges case in record time

by Suzanne Sheppard LEGAL HISTORY was made yesterday after the Court of Appeal heard arguments and delivered a ruling on a conviction imposed just over three months ago in the Port of Spain High Court. It was the first time an appeal had been disposed of in such a short space of time (appeals are generally not heard until several years after the original trial).   The landmark decision was delivered by Chief Justice Michael de Labastide, who presided over the hearing along with Appeal Court judges Roger Hamel Smith and Lloyd Gopeesingh. They upheld a rape convicton registered against Carenage electrician...

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by Joel NantonMonday 11th December, 1995A 28-YEAR-OLD Cocorite resident who killed a man with a stone five years ago, was freed of the murder charge by a Port of Spain Magistrate on Friday. Martin Stephen, a carpenter by trade, was arrested and charged for the murder of Clifford Japal on January 3, 1990. Magistrate Nanette Forde-John dismissed the charge after Stephen's attorney Martin George made a no case submission. The court heard that on January 3, Stephen of Waterhole Cocorite, was walking along Waterhole street on his way home, when he was challenged by Japal who was brandishing a knife. A struggle ensued between...

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Saturday 9th December, 1995 A MAN accused of murder was yesterday freed by Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the Port-of- Spain First Magistrate's Court.   Martin Stephen, 28, of Waterhole, Cocorite had the charge of murder dismissed after his attorney, Martin George, made a no-case submission.   Stephen was accused of killing 29-year-old Clifford Japal during a scuffle at Waterhole, Cocorite on the morning of January 3, 1990.   State attorneys Melvin Daniel and Calliste Narinesingh called nine witnesses in the inquiry, including the complainant, Insp Leon Anthony.   However, attorney George contended that the evidence before the court was unsatisfactory and unsafe to put...

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