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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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