(Trinidad Express) A life guard who married a girl who was 14 years old when he was charged with committing eight sexual assault offences against her, has been committed to stand trial for the alleged offences.
The now 20-year-old woman and the 33-year-old accused were married last year.
The man whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the woman, was charged back in 2011 with eight offences of sexual assault on a minor.
The matter was heard before San Fernando senior magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine. She committed the man who was represented by attorney Ainsley Lucky to stand trial at the San Fernando High Court.
(Trinidad Guardian) In an historic move, Chief Justice Ivor Archie has initiated legal action against the Law Association, saying it has no authority to investigate him, and has sought to block any further action by the association pending the outcome of High Court action.
(Barbados Nation) “We are in solidarity with our sisters across the region… Justice for all!” was the cry that rung out Thursday night as placard-waving protesters disrupted a public lecture by St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
(Trinidad Guardian) British High Commissioner to T&T, Tim Stew, on Thursday confirmed that the terror threat made on T&T’s Carnival was serious enough for the governments of T&T, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States to hold high level talks on security.
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