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Suspect killed, officer wounded in Marabella incident

Suspect killed, officer wounded in Marabella incident

A suspected bandit was shot dead and a police officer injured, following a home invasion in Marabella. In a series of Twitter posts, the Police Service stated that PC Anand Ram and other officers from the Gasparillo Station went to a house at Fahey Street, where they are said to have confronted three assailants who were attempting to make their escape. The men allegedly opened […]

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December 14th, 2017

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Doctor Charged in the Death of a Newborn

Doctor Charged in the Death of a Newborn

A 60 year old doctor has been granted bail, in a case involving the body of a premature baby found in a freezer. According to the Police Service, on June 30th this year, medication was allegedly administered to 22 year old Cindy Sooknanan at a doctor’s office in San Fernando. The woman, who was 7 months pregnant, began having labour pains the next day, and […]

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Gun and ammo seized in Morvant

Gun and ammo seized in Morvant

A pistol and ammunition have been seized in Morvant. During a police exercise, officers acting on information went to Pelican Extension, where a search of a bushy area was conducted. It was there they found the Lorcin pistol outfitted with a magazine containing two rounds of ammunition. No arrest was made.

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December 14th, 2017

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Military funeral for PC Richard Babwah

Military funeral for PC Richard Babwah

A military funeral service will be held tomorrow to bid farewell to PC Richard Babwah. The 40 year old Special Reserve Officer was killed last Monday when two men attempted to rob a Chinese restaurant in Arouca. Three suspects remain in custody in relation to the murder. PC Babwah’s funeral will take place at 10am at the Faith Assembly Church in Five Rivers Junction. He […]

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December 14th, 2017

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Minister: Speed limit will increase when “order is signed”

Minister: Speed limit will increase when “order is signed”

The speed limit remains at 80 kilometers per hour until the order is signed by the Minister. That, according to Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan may take up to a couple of days. His comments follow reports today that the Amendment to the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act has been assented to by the President. Among the changes to the bill, is moving the speed […]

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December 14th, 2017

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New speed limits soon

New speed limits soon

New speed limits are not here yet, but they will be soon. The Works Ministry today confirmed that Amendments to the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act has been assented to by President Anthony Carmona. The Bill will only become law however, when it is proclaimed by His Excellency. According to a post to the Ministry’s Facebook page, the Bill enforces the new maximum speed […]

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December 14th, 2017

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WASA pipeline works to disrupt water supplies in South Trinidad

WASA pipeline works to disrupt water supplies in South Trinidad

From now until tomorrow morning, some residents in South Trinidad will experience a disruption in their water supply. WASA explains that this is due to emergency pipeline interconnection works at Dumfries Road Junction, La Romain. Affected areas include: • La Romain • Gulf View and environs • Bay Road • Bel Air • Duncan Village • Pleasantville • Palmiste • Parts of South Trunk Road, […]

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December 14th, 2017

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Maxi taxi driver killed on the job

Maxi taxi driver killed on the job

A maxi taxi driver was killed while plying his trade in Tunapuna. According to an Express report, 57 year old Brandon Dupigny was at St John’s Road around 9pm, when he was shot in the head. He was reportedly rushed to hospital but died while undergoing treatment. The deceased lived at Upper Coalmine Road, Cunapo, Sangre Grande.

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December 14th, 2017

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Doctor due in court on manslaughter charges

Doctor due in court on manslaughter charges

A doctor is due in court today to answer charges of manslaughter, relating to the death of a newborn baby. Police say he allegedly gave the mother, who was 7 months pregnant, medication at his San Fernando office on Friday 30th June, 2017. A day later, she reportedly went into labour and delivered the male child at her Fyzabad home. On July 10th, the baby’s […]

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December 14th, 2017

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Duke says questions on proposed TTRA still unanswered

Duke says questions on proposed TTRA still unanswered

There are still questions to be answered regarding the proposed Revenue Authority. So says Public Services Association President, Watson Duke as he addressed members via a Facebook live video today. He says the Finance Minister has failed to address certain concerns. AUDIO: Duke concerns 14 12 17 With the Bill being laid tomorrow, Mr Duke is asking workers to gather at the Parliament in solidarity. […]

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