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R v B

Judgments R v B Criminal law - Trial - Fitness to plead - Voyeurism - Defendant suffering from autistic spectrum disorder - Defendant using changing room cubicles at sports centre - Two mothers alleging that whilst sons changing into swimming trunks, defendant observing naked sons - Defendant charged with two counts of voyeurism - Judge ruling defendant not fit to plead or stand trial - Judge ruling all prosecution required to prove in each case was that defendant had observed boy doing private act - Judge giving direction to jury to that effect - Jury subsequently determining defendant had committed 'the act...

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Court of Appeal: Unfit to Plead and Diminished Responsibility

/2009, Volume 73/Issue 3, June/Case Notes/Court of Appeal: Unfit to Plead and Diminished Responsibility – JCL 73 (196)   Journal of Criminal Law JCL 73 (196) 1 June 2009 Court of Appeal: Unfit to Plead and Diminished Responsibility   R v Moyle (Peter Geoffrey) [2008] EWCA Crim 3059 Laura Madhloom © Vathek Publishing, 2009 Keywords Murder; Manslaughter; Diminished responsibility; Fitness to plead; Fresh evidence   The victim (B), aged 67, was knocked to the ground outside a public house and repeatedly kicked by the appellant (M), who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. B sustained serious head injuries which caused his death. The issues for the jury were, whether M had caused the injury...

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Tobago chamber wants Budget to focus on sea plane service

With days to go before Finance Minister Colm Imbert delivers the 2019/2020 fiscal package, many people are putting out their wish list and the Tobago Business Chamber is no different. On Friday Chairman Martin George said one of the new and innovative ideas the Government should consider is the establishment of a Sea Plane Service between Port-of-Spain and Scarborough. “Which is only for business persons and persons traveling for a one day trip to Tobago.” He said it could be a 20 minutes flight with no luggage allowed. He explained that this was essential for business between both islands. As it relates to the...

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George wants India help to develop Tobago. New High Commissioner welcomed at reception

President of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce Martin George has challenged new Indian High Commissioner to TT Arun Kumar Sahu to establish to a sub-office on the island. "I would like to see the High Commissioner of India become the first diplomatic mission accredited to Trinidad and Tobago which opens a sub-office in Tobago," George said in brief remarks on Wednesday, at a cocktail reception to welcome Sahu to Tobago at the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Lowlands. "There is tremendous potential for that, tremendous potential for cultural exchanges, business exchanges, development of business ideas in Tobago." He added it will serve...

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Judge: Settle nursing impasse

A HIGH COURT judge is advocating a speedy resolution to the impasse currently facing the Nursing Council since the registration of nurses and the holding of examinations can be affected. On Monday, Justice Frank Seepersad urged the Health Minister to make his six appointments to the council expeditiously so that there can be a legitimate quorum in order to protect and preserve the position of nurses who were registered after the life of the council’s executive came to an end in April. He also issued an interim order that the minister’s appointments was not contingent upon the election of the nine...

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George: All not well in Judiciary

DESPITE Chief Justice Ivor Archie’s staunch defence of his stewardship at the ceremonial opening of the law term on Monday, attorney Martin George begs to differ and believes there is still a prevailing sentiment in various quarters that all is not well in the Judiciary. “It appears that notwithstanding all that has been said and done, the perception persists that all is not well in the state of Denmark,” George told Newsday. He said the onus was on “responsible professionals” within the judicial and legal circles to uphold the standards of the fraternity so as to avoid public mistrust. “It behooves us...

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Mixed views over Kamla’s refusal to speak on ‘Marlene-gate’

Two at­tor­neys and a po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst have ex­pressed mixed views over Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar’s de­ci­sion not to speak on the al­le­ga­tions that she alert­ed Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald to the fact that she would have been ar­rest­ed by po­lice. Per­sad-Bisses­sar told a UNC po­lit­i­cal meet­ing on Wednes­day that the mat­ter was sub ju­dice, as her rea­son for not want­i­ng to speak fur­ther on the mat­ter. At­tor­ney Mar­tin George, how­ev­er, did not agree with Per­sad-Bisses­sar’s stance. “If it is that there has been an an­cil­lary mat­ter raised in re­la­tion to the ques­tion of the leak­ing of in­for­ma­tion and per­sons be­ing ei­ther tipped-off or no­ti­fied be­fore­hand,...

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Citation:            JM 2013 CA 68 Title:                 CAMPBELL v. R Country:            Jamaica Court:               Court of Appeal Suit No.:           Criminal Appeal 16 of 2011 Judge(s):          Harris, P. (Ag.); Dukharan, J.A.; Brooks, J.A. Date:                June 21, 2013 Subject:            Criminal Law Subsubject:      Uttering a forged document – Appeal against conviction – Whether no case submission ought to have been upheld.   Appearances: Anthony Pearson for the appellant. Dirk Harrison and Miss Yanique Gardener for the Crown.   DUKHARAN, J.A.: [1] The appellant was indicted in the Resident Magistrate's Court for the Corporate Area, holden at Half Way Tree, on a charge of uttering a forged document. He was tried and convicted and on 13 December 2010, fined the...

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