Freeport man fined for stealing electricity

A man has been fined, and faces imprisonment on default, after pleading guilty to a charge of stealing electricity from the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC).

Imraz Mohammed, of Tewarie Circular South, Arena Road, Freeport, was sentenced in the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates Court on Thursday May 17, where he appeared before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor.

Mohammed was fined $2,000 and was given 14 days to pay or, in default, four months imprisonment with hard labour.

Peytonville man charged with possession of firearm & ammunition

A Peytonville man is currently in police custody for possession of a firearm, a quantity of ammunition and marijuana, after being arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Carapo and Peytonville districts.

The 23-year-old, of Wall Street, Peytonville, was arrested around 5:32 pm, on Thursday 17th May, 2018, by officers of the La Horquetta Crime Patrol Unit, after a search warrant was executed at his home.

During the search, officers discovered one Smith and Wesson pistol and 14 rounds of 9mm ammunition hidden in an old stove in the house.

Regional: Passenger plane crashes in Cuba with 104 on board

A Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana has crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 passengers on board, according to Cuban state media.

There's no immediate word on casualties.

State television and websites said the plane was headed to the eastern city of Holguin and crashed between the airport in southern Havana and the nearby town of Santiago de las Vegas.

Soldier arrested for possession of ammunition

A Corporal attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment is currently in police custody for possession of ammunition after he was arrested by officers of the Morvant Police Station.

Officers of the Morvant Police Station were responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at a house along Pelican Extension Road, Morvant, around 4:05 pm, on Thursday 17th May, 2018, when they had cause to arrest the soldier.

While at the scene of the dispute, officers received information which led them to conduct a search of the laundry room of the house.

PM invites Mayor of Shenzhen to official visit of T&T

The Trinidad and Tobago delegation in China, led by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, left Shanghai today and traveled to the city of Shenzhen in the  Guangdong Province, as the official visit to China continues.

Shenzhen is located in southeast China and links mainland China to Hong Kong. The city's economy is firmly rooted in the high tech industry and is a buzzing metropolis.

Prime Minister Rowley and his delegation were officially received by Chen Rugui, Mayor of Shenzhen, and other Shenzhen Municipal People's Government representatives at the Wuzhou Guest House.

No bail for Moruga man on firearm, ammunition, marijuana charge

A Moruga man is denied bail and remanded into custody, when he appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of marijuana.

Dane Robley, 24, a labourer, of Indian Walk, Moruga, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Michelle Maharajh Brown, at the Princes Town 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday 17th May, 2018.

The matter has been postponed to Monday 11th June, 2018.

Police confront and shoot housebreaker at Marabella home

A Marabella man is currently in police custody, after being arrested by Southern Division officers, mere minutes after breaking into a house in the Marabella district.

While on mobile patrol, officers of the Marabella Police Station, responded to a report of a housebreaking in progress at Kenneth Avenue, Marabella, around 2:15am, on Thursday 17th May, 2018.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered a masked man in the house, who pointed an object resembling a firearm at them.

Fearful for their lives, the officers opened fire and the suspect fled the scene.

International: 'Multiple fatalities' in Texas High School shooting incident

Multiple people have been reported killed, and others were injured, in a shooting on Friday morning at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Tex., according to local officials.

A suspect was in custody and another man has been detained.

At least three fatalities were confirmed by Mark Henry, the Galveston County judge, the county’s top elected official.

However, several reports indicate "multiple fatalities" as law enforcement agencies are processing the crime scene.

CNN has reported that at least 8 people were killed.

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Body of Uber driver found in empty Mucurapo lot

A 28-year-old former Hillview College student who was working part-time as an Uber driver has been discovered dead.

The body of Christopher Mohammed was discovered in an empty lot along Ethel Street, off Mucurapo Road in St James on Thursday night.

Mohammed, who was from Arima, was bleeding from the head.

The District Medical Officer has ordered an autopsy be performed to determine the cause of death.

Investigations are ongoing.