Three held for spate of robberies

Two men aged 19 and 26 and a 30-year-old woman have been detained by police in connection with a series of robberies committed against salespersons in Central Trinidad.

According to police reports,  the first incident took place around 6:35 pm, when a saleswoman who was conducting business at the Preysal Flyover, was approached by a man who announced a robbery and relieved her of $173.00 and ran off. 

Later that evening around 8:00 pm, another saleswoman was robbed at St. Mary’s Junction, Freeport, of $400. 

NWRHA needs help identifying unknown patient at POS ICU

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male patient who is currently warded at the Intensive Care Unit, Port of Spain General Hospital.

The NWRHA says he was found in the vicinity of Wrightson Road near the HYATT Regency Hotel and brought into the hospital by the Emergency Health Services at 1:50 am on Sunday 11th November, 2018.

He is:

* Of East Indian or Asian Descent

* Approximately 20 to 30 years old

* 56 Kgs

* Estimated at 5ft 5inches

* Brown skinned (medium tone)

Police find pistol in bushy area in Whiteland

A pistol has been discovered by officers of the Gasparillo Police Station during an anti-crime exercise.

According to police reports while on patrol in the Gasparillo district on November 14th Cpl. Basarath along with a party of officers conducted a search of a bushy area along Paradise Avenue, Whiteland.

The search led to the discovery of one Astra A60 pistol and a magazine, hidden in a black plastic bag. 

Enquiries are continuing.

DPP orders inquest into death of St. Joseph man

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, has ordered an inquest into the stabbing death of 22-year-old Kareem Briggs, which occurred on August 23rd in St. Joseph.

According to police reports, Briggs,  of Railway Road, St. Joseph, is reported to have gotten into a heated argument with two men on August 23rd.

 During the altercation, the victim suffered stab wounds about the body and died at the scene. 

An 18-year-old man of Farm Road, St. Joseph, who was detained in relation to the killing, has since been released pending the outcome of the inquest.

Trini kills girlfriend, attempts suicide in NY

A Trinida­di­an-born man is cur­rent­ly un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by New York City Po­lice for the mur­der of his girl­friend.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port in the New York Dai­ly News, Romeo Bor­neo fa­tal­ly slashed his girl­friend Er­i­ca Re­naud with a knife, then slit his own wrists in what po­lice be­lieve was a mur­der-at­tempt­ed sui­cide in­side the cou­ple’s Brook­lyn apart­ment on Tues­day.

Of­fi­cers re­spond­ed to a 911 call around 5.10 am in­side the cou­ple’s fifth-floor apart­ment on Lef­ferts Av­enue near Ster­ling Street in Prospect-Lef­ferts Gar­dens.

Venezuelan fishermen sheltering from rains arrested

Grande Riv­iere fish­er­men and vil­lagers are deny­ing re­ports that Venezue­lan na­tion­als were trans­port­ed to Grande Riv­iere Bay to gain il­le­gal en­try in­to the coun­try yes­ter­day. They al­so de­nied there were T&T Coast Guard boats and Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers at the coastal vil­lage round­ing up il­le­gal im­mi­grants who ar­rived in the vil­lage.

Rather, the vil­lagers said po­lice locked up six Venezue­lan fish­er­men who an­chored in the bay ear­li­er in the day to seek shel­ter due to bad weath­er.

Petrotrin refinery spruced up to attract buyer

As Petrotrin’s re­fin­ery be­comes moth­balled and Re­quests for Pro­pos­als (RF­Ps) are sent to the ‘world at large’, work­ers say an ex­ten­sive facelift of the up­grad­ed re­fin­ery is un­der­way.

A source who re­quest­ed anonymi­ty said the 22 plants have been pres­sure washed and are look­ing bet­ter than they have ever looked in years.