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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.