Hochoy's grandson charged for murder

The grand­son of for­mer To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly Chief Sec­re­tary ap­peared in court on Fri­day charged for mur­der.

Shauneil Charles, 22, of Gold­en Lane, ap­peared be­fore a Jus­tice of the Peace at the Scar­bor­ough Mag­is­trates Court charged with the mur­der of re­tired po­lice of­fi­cer and busi­ness­man Don­ald "Son­ny" Parks.

The ac­cused is sched­uled to reap­pear be­fore a Scar­bor­ough Mag­is­trate on March 25.

Days off for police officers who worked for Carnival

They were threatened with disciplinary action if they failed to work for Carnival, but today they are being rewarded for making it one of the safest events in history.

The Police Service has authorized four days gratuitous leave to each police officer who performed duties on both Carnival Monday and Tuesday. 

And for special reserve officers who came out? 

Well, they're getting four days extra pay. 

The announcement was made in an official document dated March 11th signed by the Commissioner of Police. 

Brooklax for diarrhea & parents leave children in hospitals for Carnival weekend

Health Minister Terrance Deyalingh has told the Parliament that some parents have been guilty of deliberately giving their children laxatives to induce diarrhea, to have them admitted to hospital over the Carnival periods, allowing the parents to be free for the Carnival weekend.

He made the disclosure while answering questions in the House of Representatives on Friday.

"For Carnival, they start to dump their children into the public health care system from Carnival Friday," the minister said.

US announces new sanctions on Venezuela while Trump meets with Caribbean leaders

The Trump administration has announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff.

The Treasury Department announcement came while President Donald Trump met with leaders from five Caribbean nations, where Venezuela was at the top of the agenda.

The department is specifically targeting Venezuela’s national development bank, BANDES, and four additional subsidiaries that BANDES owns or controls.

Man accused of killing wife sent to St Ann's

A San­gre Grande man who is ac­cused of killing his wife and at­tempt­ing to harm him­self was sent to the St Ann’s Hos­pi­tal for eval­u­a­tion af­ter he ap­peared in court for the sec­ond time Fri­day.

Do­minic Gue­vara, 46, a bee-keep­er, of Jairs­ingh Vil­lage, Coalmine, San­gre Grande, is ac­cused of mur­der­ing school teacher Mar­garet Di­az- Gue­vara on Feb­ru­ary 26 last year.

Di­az- Gue­vara was shot dead in her bed­room.

Griffith 'personally' involved in investigations of 2 fatal police accidents

The Police Service says that Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is personally treating with both investigations into recent road traffic accidents involving officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

In a statement issued Friday, the TTPS says the Commissioner has immediately suspended the driving privileges of these officers as it relates to the use of TTPS vehicles and has ordered an internal review of police driving standards.

It says the investigations into these incidents have commenced.

Seven held during anti-crime exercise

Seven persons are expected to be charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, after they were arrested by officers of the La Horquetta Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise this morning.

According to police reports, during the exercise coordinated by ACP McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Curtis Paul, officers proceeded to Rocky McLaughlin Circular, Phase 4, La Horquetta, around 12:15 am, today where they observed a group of persons standing along the roadway, passing around an object which looked like a firearm.