Fired by PM Persad Bissessar In 2015, then Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar fired Ramlogan and her national security minister Gary Griffith over the allegations.The lawsuit followed statement allegedly made by Rowley during a news conference relating to the failed extradition involving businessmen Steve Ferguson and Ishwar Galbaransingh. Both men are reported to be financiers of the United National Congress and are wanted in the United States on corruption charges. September 1 court appearance The statement said that the charges were laid against Ramlogan, 45, following consultation with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution. He will appear in court on Friday September 1, “to answer the charges”. He was released on TT$750,00 bail.The police are probing allegations that Ramlogan had sought to pervert the course of justice by asking West, the director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) to withdraw a statement he had made in support of the then Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley in a lawsuit more than two years ago. Former Trinidad and Tobago attorney general Anand Ramlogan was on Wednesday formally charged with misbehavior in public office and obstruction of justice, some 30 hours after picked up at his home.A statement issued by the TT Police Service (TTPS) stated that the charges against Ramlogan, who served as attorney general from 2010-15, arose from allegations contained in a report made by Mr. David West to the Commissioner of Police on January 28, 2015.” Denies allegations Ramlogan has denied that he asked David West to withdraw his witness statement in support of Rowley six days before the PCA director took up his new post.Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) urged members of the public to refrain from making comments on the detention of Ramlogan. The LATT chided two politicians for expressing an opinion on the matter.
Adriana Rodriguez is shown displaying her works of art to onlookers at the Port Isabel Market Day. (Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)By RAY QUIROGAPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] by vendors who were selling everything from refreshments, trinkets, to used merchandise sat a quiet, and unassuming young woman who was manning her own table during Port Isabel’s monthly outdoor market day held a Beulah Park.As she quietly sat on a chair, reading, jotting down notes and engaging passersby, her “booth” was stopping folks in their tracks.The reason why this otherwise unassuming young lady was attracting so much attention was due to her art that surrounded her booth, art that caused virtually everyone to take a second look and either like it, hate it or ask questions.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the May 10 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedMan’s talents stretch from music to productionBy RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS [email protected] Sitting in his cozy Laguna Vista abode, Art Mendoza was surrounded by the tools of his trade. His drawings, for example, sat on a nearby desk, acoustic guitars lie on the couch just an arm’s reach away, and music gear in the…August 27, 2012In “Features”Dancin’ in the streetsBy LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel along with the Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation team up to put on a day of festivities for the community. On Saturday, Oct. 29 the park behind the Museum of Port Isabel…October 31, 2011In “Event”Holidays kick off with Island paradeBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Great weather and great cheer combined to form a picture perfect Christmas Parade on South Padre Island last Friday evening. Thousands of people lined Padre Boulevard as the sun began to set on a balmy and pleasant evening in anticipation of the popular…December 8, 2017In “News” Share
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets rounded off their preparations for the FIFA U17 World Cup with a morale-boosting 4-2 win over fellow world cup team South Korea in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo on Wednesday.The manner of the win would have been very pleasing for head coach Manu Garba who watched his lads come from 2-1 down to claim a decisive victory.It was a markedly better display and a massive improvement from the inefficient finishing which marked the 2-1 loss to Sao Paulo FC in another warmup game two days ago.On the back of this performance, Garba, who was at the helm when Nigeria won a 4th U17 World Cup title in 2013 surely has his work cut out as he attempts to select a final 21-man roster from the 25 players in camp.The Golden Eaglets were on the front foot from the blast of the whistle and were ahead inside six minutes when Divine Nwachukwu found the net with a well-placed header.South Korea, though, were let back in when the Eaglets conceded a 10th minute penalty which was expertly dispatched by Oh Jaehyeok.The Asians were further ahead in the 41st minute through Choi Minseo although their lead lasted exactly a minute before they were pegged back by Olakunle Olusegun which ensured both teams went into the break on level terms.A dominant Golden Eaglets missed a flurry of chances to extend their lead before Olakunle Olusegun scored his second goal of the game with a well-placed 88th-minute effort.Charles Etim completed the coup de grace with a curlier into the top corner in added time to secure a win that adds a spring in their steps ahead of the tournament which kicks off on 26 October.Nigeria are record winners of the tournament with five titles achieved in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and most recently in 2015.The Golden Eaglets are returning to the 24-nation tournament after missing the last edition in 2017 which was held in India and won by England.They open their campaign in Group B against Hungary in Goiania on 26 October before playing Ecuador three days later at the same venue and then rounding off their group stage against Australia On 1 November in Brasilia.RelatedFIFA U17 WC: Golden Eaglets Lose To Japan In Final Warm-Up MatchOctober 21, 2019In “FIFA”FIFA U17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets Off To BrazilOctober 10, 2019In “FIFA”FIFA U17 World Cup: Nigeria Battle Hungary In OpenerOctober 24, 2019In “National Team”