Key stakeholders worried about FOIA amendments

For­mer Joint Con­sul­ta­tive Coun­cil (JCC) pres­i­dent Afra Ray­mond is ques­tion­ing why, in all the dis­cus­sions sur­round­ing amend­ments to the Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act (FOIA), noth­ing is be­ing said about the long­stand­ing breach of Sec­tion 40 of the Act which calls for da­ta about the Act it­self to be pub­lished an­nu­al­ly. That da­ta was last tabled in Par­lia­ment in 2008/2009 and made pub­lic in 2010.

Ray­mond has suc­cess­ful­ly used the FOIA to get in­for­ma­tion on the abort­ed San­dals project, as well as the In­vaders Bay project

Battered body found along road in Woodbrook

The battered body of an unidentified man was found in Woodbrook on Sunday night.

According to police sources, shortly after 9 pm officers of the Woodbrook Police Station were informed that a body was seen lying on the side of the road at Alberto Street.

Police officers went to the area where they found the body.

There were marks of violence to the back of the head, groin area and lower body.

The body was viewed by the District Medical Officer who ordered its removal to the Forensic Science Centre in St James pending identification.

CAL to begin twice-weekly flights to Curacao

Caribbean Airlines has announced that it intends to start a service to Curacao on August 02, 2019, subject to approval by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA).

The projected schedule is a twice-weekly service on Mondays and Fridays, which will depart at 11:55 am from the Piarco International Airport, Trinidad.

The return flight will leave the Curacao International Airport at 2:35 pm.

Caribbean Airlines says the flights will provide seamless connections to and from Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, New York and other destinations.

Missing man found dead

Four days after he was reported missing, the body of 23-year-old Nicholas "Nicho" Juman was found over a cliff along the road to Maracas Bay Friday afternoon.

Police officers, acting on a tip, went to an area near the Maracas Lookout at about 4.30 pm where they found his decomposing body.

Late Friday they were trying to retrieve the body.

Juman, of Diego Martin, was last seen on June 4 at about 2 pm wearing a white jersey and a pair of three-quarter jeans.

He was last seen driving a white Nissan B15 with registration plate, PBW 424. 

CoP clears up erroneous claim

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith says that dur­ing his tenure as na­tion­al se­cu­ri­ty ad­vi­sor for for­mer prime min­is­ter Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar he was nev­er part of any cov­er-up in­to the mar­i­jua­na find at Per­sad-Bisses­sar's Phillip­ine home.

Grif­fith said when he was first in­formed about the mar­i­jua­na find at the res­i­dence he ad­vised that the mat­ter should be re­port­ed to the po­lice.

Water taxi employee critical after gun attack

An em­ploy­ee with the Wa­ter Taxi Ser­vices is bat­tling for his life af­ter be­ing shot three times in a crime that po­lice be­lieve was com­mit­ted by a jeal­ous crim­i­nal.

Kevin Ed­wards, 44, was just about to leave his com­pan­ion’s home along Co­conut Al­ley, Siparia around 4.30 am when a gun­man ap­proached him.

Ed­wards was head­ing to work at the Wa­ter Taxi Ter­mi­nal at King’s Wharf, San Fer­nan­do for the first sail­ing.

Second man charged with estate constable's murder

A 26-year-old Arouca man is the second person to be charged with the murder of Cleavon Frederick.

Hilton George was charged with murder and assault with intent to rob, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, SC, on Thursday 6th June, 2019.

Frederick, 44, an estate constable, of Ninth Avenue North, Barataria, was at his place of work, Boundary Liquour Mart, San Juan, on Wednesday 23rd January, 2019, when three men armed with guns entered and announced a robbery.

Woodland man missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 51-year-old Ricky Jebodh.

Ricky, of Main Road, Woodland, was last seen in the district around 11:00 am, on Sunday 12th May 2019.

He was reported missing to the San Fernando Police Station, on that same date, by his brother.

Ricky is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion, short grey hair and a full greying beard.

He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved plaid shirt, a pair of blue jeans and a pair of black steel-tipped shoes.