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‘Court’ in the rain

by Francis Joseph THREE brothers, charged with murder since 1987, returned to their home at Chaconia Avenue, Morvant yesterday morning. But instead of going inside and re-acquainting themselves with the surroundings, they remained handcuffed outside in the road. The roadway was the scene of a visit by the jury in the trial of the brothers. At the request of the prosecutor Reynold Waldropt, the 12 member jury was taken on visit to the scene of the alleged killing. But it rained on Justice Stanley John’s parade. A brisk mid-morning shower chased the entire “court” back to their vehicles for the return trip to...

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THA’s power tested

By Elizabeth Williams & Kinnesha George Story Created: Jan 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM ECTStory Updated: Jan 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM ECT  COURT action is underway between the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the Attorney General and the State of Trinidad and Tobago over supremacy and control over the running of affairs in Tobago. The issue relates to the National Reforestation and Watershed Rehabilitation Programme (NRWRP). The THA is suing the Attorney General and the State of Trinidad and Tobago on a Construction Summons for the High Court to determine the interpretation and effect of the THA Act 1996. The case began...

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PSC: Police reports must be on time

Story Created: Jan 9, 2014 at 9:38 PM ECT Story Updated: Jan 10, 2014 at 10:53 PM ECT  THE Police Service Commission (PSC) chaired by Prof Ramesh Deosaran yesterday warned acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams that delays of reports would no longer be tolerated. Deosaran yesterday explained that the PSC requires specific reports from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to effectively fulfill its mandate of appraising the Police Commissioner and the three deputies. These required reports have however not been given on time. Deosaran yesterday told of a situation of a report that was due to the PSC in June last year but...

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Williams gets warning

By JULIEN NEAVES Friday, January 10 2014 THE POLICE Service Commission (PSC) has reprimanded Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams that his tardiness in submitting reports to them will no longer be tolerated and will affect his appraisal as his tenure finishes at the end of this month. “We have complained to him repeatedly. This morning we increased the seriousness of our concerns to suggest that it would implicate the appraisal that we are empowered to exercise. So that is how far we have reached,” said PSC chairman Professor Ramesh Deosaran. He was speaking at a media briefing following a meeting between Williams...

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New Police Commission’s first priority – appoint COP and Deputy

By JULIEN NEAVES Saturday, November 30 2013 Inquiring into the status of the recruitment process for the Commissioner of Police and his Deputy, and changing the process for their appointment is the immediate priority of a now fully constituted Police Service Commission (PSC). PSC Chairman Professor Ramesh Deosaran yesterday told Newsday following the swearing in of two returning members and two new ones that, “we want an update, very early, from the Director of Personnel Administration (Gloria Edwards-Joseph) as to how far the process has reached. The commission, he said “cannot do anything until it gets a short-list from the advertising firm on...

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