Due to recent attacks on their drivers by criminal elements, TT RideShare has temporarily stopped servicing certain crime hot spot areas in East Port of Spain.
Giving notice of this change on its Facebook page, the ride-sharing company stated that this has become necessary to ensure the safety of its drivers and riders.
A 34-year-old man was gunned down while at Second Caledonia in Morvant on Thursday night.
He was identified as Ronnie Wickham of the said area.
According to a police report, at about 8.30 pm Wickham had just arrived at the corner of De Nobriga and Almond Drive in a private taxi which he hired from the area to meet someone.
Just over one month since Oropune residents put their foot down on crime and other illegal activities being conducted in the area the executive of the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) met on Thursday with residents to discuss the way forward including a proposed commercial community hub.
Representatives from six community groups in Oropune Gardens met at the HDC’s South Quay office to discuss the status of current initiatives and projects and an action plan for other issues.
The two children found in the home of three corpses on Thursday were blood-soaked and starving, according to their grandfather Dipraj Ragoonanan.
Ragoonanan's comment contradicted that of the police first responders who claimed the children appeared to be well-fed and clean when they were rescued.
Police are trying to determine the motive for the killing of 34-year-old Ronnie Wickham of Second Caledonia, Morvant, last night.
Reports are that at about 9:30 pm, residents of Almond Drive, Morvant heard several explosions.
Upon investigating, they found Ronnie Wickham bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds along the roadway.
The police and paramedics were notified, however, Wickham succumbed to his injuries.
Investigations are ongoing.
Prime Minister Rowley has said it may be time to make a formal background check by the T&T Police Service’s Special Branch unit a mandatory part of the vetting process for prospective officeholders.
“It has not been part of our system and it may very well be that the time has come for us to look at that,” Rowley said yesterday.
Former T&T batsman and coach Imran Jan has been retained by defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Professional League (CPL), which gets underway on September 4 in Port-of-Spain
Prime Minister Keith Rowley says he first heard that Marlene McDonald was in police custody via Facebook or WhatsApp last Thursday and was only told officially that she was being charged around 10.30 pm last Sunday.
"As Prime Minister and National Security chairman, where a Minister is in custody, the systems in T&T are so secure that nobody in officialdom communicated to me there was substance to what was going on before or during, or that a Minister was in custody for a reason," he added yesterday.
Even as he fumed at the media for “trying to pin” Marlene McDonald’s corruption scandal on him, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Thursday admitted that he exercised flawed judgment by reinstating her as a Cabinet minister despite the trail of allegations that dogged her.
Rowley faced the media yesterday for the first time since McDonald was arrested at her Maracas, St Joseph home last Thursday. She has been charged with seven offences of corruption, fraud and misbehaviour in public office and is now home on $2 million bail.