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Fyzabad man charged with murder

A Fyzabad man is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with the murder of Neathasingh Ramsingh which occurred on Monday 4th February, 2019.

Bickram Balkissoon, 51, of Lumtack Hill, was charged with murder, following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Angelica Teelucksingh on Saturday.

Ramsingh, 51, a straightener, of South Oropouche, was at St. John Village, Avocat, on Monday 4th February, 2019, when he got into an altercation with a man.

Soil tests resume on earthquake-devastated lands

Researchers have returned to continue soil tests on earthquake devastated lands in Los Iros with the hope of finding out why land formations occurred following the 6.9 magnitude earthquake last August.

The tests are being done at Los Iros near the bubbling Erin Bouff mud volcanoes on the southern coasts which have been oozing liquid mud. 

The slurries from the Anglais Point Mud Volcano at Lorensotte have reached down to the sea.

Griffith, tourism stakeholders discuss measures to protect tourists

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has held stakeholder talks with senior representatives of three national tourism stakeholder organizations given the influx of tourist destined for T&T for the Carnival 2019 season.

Police say the meeting, in keeping with Griffith’s commitment to engage with stakeholders in the ongoing fight against crime, took place on Wednesday 6th February at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.

Murder in Fyzabad

A man has been shot and killed in Fyzabad.

According to police reports Kendell Cooper also known as "Biggy Boy" was accosted by a gunman at Easy Street last evening.

An altercation ensued and Cooper was subsequently shot during the fracas.

Reports also suggest another person was injured during the incident.

Officers of the Fyzabad Police Station are continuing investigations

 

Maduro asks OPEC for help as US sanctions bite

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro has sought OPEC support against U.S. sanctions imposed on his country's oil industry, citing their impact on oil prices and potential risks for other members of the producer group.

But a source familiar with the matter said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, of which Venezuela is a founding member, had declined to make any formal statement. OPEC says it is concerned with oil policy, not politics.

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