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Morvant teen missing

The TTPS  is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Ishmael  Pierson.

 Ishmael, a pupil of the South East Port of Spain Secondary School, was last seen at his 2nd Caledonia, Morvant home, around 12noon, on March 18th.

 He was reported missing to the Morvant Police Station, around 5:00 pm, the next day, by his father.

 Ishmael is of African descent, 6 feet tall and slimly built with a brown complexion and an afro hairstyle.

7 cops arrested over extra duty racket

Five fe­male Spe­cial Re­serve Po­lice Of­fi­cers and a se­nior su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice are among sev­en po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rest­ed by of­fi­cers of the Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dards Bu­reau for mis­chief in pub­lic of­fice.

In­for­ma­tion reach­ing the Guardian Me­dia con­firmed that the of­fi­cers were ar­rest­ed af­ter a vig­or­ous in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to al­le­ga­tions of fraud­u­lent con­duct in­volv­ing ex­tra du­ty where a rev­enue clerk was al­leged­ly ac­com­mo­dat­ing spruced up claims from of­fi­cers over the Christ­mas 2018 and Car­ni­val 2019 sea­sons.

Caricom source thinks Trump out to split OAS vote

T&T blanked!

T&T’s Prime Min­is­ter Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley and the lead­ers of two oth­er coun­tries who re­cent­ly sought peace in Venezuela’s cri­sis aren’t among the five Caribbean lead­ers who’ve been in­vit­ed to meet US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to­mor­row on is­sues, in­clud­ing Venezuela.

While Row­ley wasn’t on that in­vi­ta­tion list, as word of Trump’s meet­ing was an­nounced by the White House yes­ter­day, US Am­bas­sador Joseph Mon­del­lo held dis­cus­sions with Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar at her Port-of-Spain of­fice.

Ex-coach loses rape appeal, to complete 17-year term

A 65-year-old net­ball coach has lost his ap­peal which chal­lenged his con­vic­tion of rap­ing a woman who once played on a net­ball team.

De­liv­er­ing a 48-page judge­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain­on Wednes­day, three Ap­pel­late Judges dis­missed all six com­plaints raised by the man, a for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer, of Ch­agua­nas. They al­so af­firmed the 17-year sen­tence he re­ceived when he was con­vict­ed.

His iden­ti­ty has been with­held by this news­pa­per to pro­tect the vic­tim.

10 Venezuelans held coming off boat in Cedros

Ten il­le­gal Venezue­lan im­mi­grants, in­clud­ing five chil­dren, have been de­tained at the Ce­dros Po­lice Sta­tion af­ter be­ing found wan­der­ing on the Gal­far beach af­ter com­ing off a boat.

A source said the fam­i­ly was forced to sleep on the floor of the sta­tion as they await­ed pro­cess­ing by the Im­mi­gra­tion Di­vi­sion.

It is un­cer­tain why the chil­dren, aged four to ten, were not put un­der the care of the Child Pro­tec­tion Unit at the Oropouche Po­lice Sta­tion.

Rowley not among 5 Caribbean leaders to meet with Trump Friday

The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues.

Trinidad and Tobago will not be represented at that meeting.

The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president's resort in Palm Beach, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will use the meeting to thank the leaders for their support for peace and democracy in Venezuela.

Kamla meets US Ambassador

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar has met with US Ambassador of the United States of America to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Mondello.

A statement by the Office of the Leader of the Opposition says that several matters of national importance were discussed during the meeting, which took place at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Charles Street, Port of Spain.

The statement did not go into any further details.

Gas truck overturns in Pt Fortin

Disaster was averted when a ten wheeler truck transporting 525 cylinders of liquid petroleum gas (LPG ) careened off the Southern Main Road in Point Fortin, on Wednesday. 

The driver  Raymond Ojagir, 34, of Arouca, escaped unscathed but the lorryman Christopher Bailey, suffered minor injuries to his hands.

Ojagir, an employee of North Plant LGP, said he was driving towards Point Fortin when he got a bad drive from an oncoming motorist around 10:30 am. 

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