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Princes Town man charged with sexual assault of special needs woman

A Princes Town man, charged with buggery and grievous sexual assault against a 19-year-old woman with developmental delays, has been granted bail in the amount of $300,000 with surety, after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate today.

Negus Charles, 38, a labourer, of Realize Road, Princes Town, who is also charged with indecent assault, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 21st May, 2018.

The matter has been postponed to Monday 18th June, 2018.

Freeport man charged with possession of 4 firearms, ammunition

A Freeport man is expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate on Wednesday 23rd May, 2018, charged with possession of four firearms and a quantity of ammunition, after being arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Freeport district, yesterday.

Devon Guevara, 36, of La Cuesa Road, Freeport, was arrested by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), after a search warrant was executed at his home.

The exercise, supervised by ASP Brandon John, of the IATF, took place between 5 am and 5 pm, on Sunday 20th May, 2018.

PM tours Australian shipyards seeking best marine patrol vessels for T&T

Having completed his official visit to the People's Republic of China, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley arrived in Perth Australia on Sunday 20th May, 2018 to commence his working visit to that country, the Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement Monday.

The delegation that traveled on to Australia with Prime Minister Rowley included Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senator Dennis Moses and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General Stuart Young.

Armed bandits invade Freeport temple - pundit tied up, family robbed

Unaware that her family was being robbed, the two-year-old daughter of a pundit greeted one of the intruders and went to hug him. This innocent act of kindness did not stop the bandits from grabbing two gold bracelets off her tiny hand.

The robbery took place at around 2 am on the compound of the Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Freeport where Pundit Gajendra Kumar, a national of India, lives with his wife and children.

Point Fortin man charged with kidnap of 22-year-old woman

A Point Fortin man is set to appear before a Point Fortin Magistrate today, charged with the kidnapping of a 22-year-old woman, which occurred on Tuesday 15th May, 2018.

Emmanuel Carrington, 20, a woodworker, of Reservoir Hill, Point Fortin, was arrested by officers of the Point Fortin Criminal Investigations Department (CID) following investigations, on Friday 18th May, 2018.

The victim, was alone at her Chatham Village home, when three unarmed men entered the house and forced her into a black motor vehicle and took her to a house along Reservoir Hill.

Several Belmont Secondary School teachers stay away from classes

A number of teachers attached to the Belmont Secondary School did not show up for work today.

The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) says it's because of health and safety issues.

A source told CNC3 that teachers face many issues at the school, one of them being violent students.

The source said that the teachers are afraid for their safety.

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia could not be reached this morning for comment.

 

Disaster training for Tobago officials ahead of rainy season

With the “rainy” season in Trinidad and Tobago beginning next month, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean is taking its Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology training to Tobago.

The training will run from Wednesday to Friday this week.

ECLAC says its DaLA training course will provide participants with an increased capacity and awareness for disaster risk reduction on the island.

McDonald's Cipriani Boulevard branch to remain closed indefinitely following manager's murder

The Operations Manager at McDonald's Trinidad and Tobago, Kalifa Duncan says the Cipriani Boulevard restaurant will remain closed until further notice, as staff mourn the passing of its manager Ashmeed Mohammed.

Mohammed was shot dead at the branch last night.

Duncan issued the following statement on Monday:

"At McDonald's we are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague Ashmeed.

Our hearts are with his loved ones.

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