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Police investigate shooting incident at MovieTowne

Police are investigating a shooting incident at MovieTowne in Port-of-Spain.

Initial reports indicate that a man was shot in the front of MovieTowne near the Pricemart carpark.

The man ran to the back of MovieTowne to Festa Plaza and stopped outside the Royal Princess Members Club where he sought help from persons there.

He was later taken for medical attention.

We will have more information when we get it. 

DOMA: Urgent action needed on murders of prison officers

The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says the silence of major interest groups to the high rate of murders of prison officers, is not serving the country well.

DOMA says there must be an urgent response to the murders of prison officers.

The organisation issued the following statement on Wednesday:

"We wish to offer sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Prison Officer Darren Francis.

Gasparillo man abducted

Po­lice are now re­view­ing video footage as they search for 24-year-old Jonathan Ram­cha­ran, who was re­port­ed­ly kid­napped at a shop­ping cen­tre in San Fer­nan­do this morn­ing.

Ram­cha­ran had re­port­ed­ly left his Gas­par­il­lo home to go to the bank to con­duct busi­ness. Po­lice are first­ly try­ing to as­cer­tain if he made it to the bank and which bank he went to.

Minister orders investigation into alleged corruption at Chaguanas Borough Corporation

Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Haji Kazim Hosein has ordered an investigation into suspected building approval corruption at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation.

This follows the submission of documents by Cunupia Councillor Vandana Mohit alluding to improper practices at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation's building department. 

This comes after a recent shooting incident at the councillor's home, which she has called a reprisal for her questioning delays in the building approval process for certain burgesses in her electoral district.

Fourth suspect in cigarette van robbery, charged

A Talparo man was held in connection with a robbery at a mini-mart last week in the Longdenville area.

He is due to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate charged with robbery with aggravation, against two victims, malicious damage and possession of ammunition.

Serdon Atwell, 34, of Todds Road, Talparo, was charged after being arrested by officers of the Central Division Task Force at his home, following a robbery and police-involved shooting on Friday 12th October, 2018.

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