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Rio Claro man on eight charges of sexual abuse of a minor

A Rio Claro man is remanded into custody after appearing before a Sangre Grande Magistrate charged with eight counts of sexual abuse against a female minor, which are alleged to have occurred between the period June 2011 and December 2017.

Clint Bittan, 48, a labourer, of Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro, was charged with five counts of sexual penetration, two counts of grievous sexual assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a child under 14-yearsold, when he appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael, in the Sangre Grande 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday 16th August, 2018.

16 year old warded at hospital after shootout with police

A 16-year-old boy is warded at the hospital following a shootout with police officers.

According to police reports during a police, exercise officers proceeded to a house at Lendore Village, Enterprise, to execute a search warrant for arms and ammunition.

Upon approaching the house, officers observed three male suspects flee the premises and gave chase. 

While in pursuit, the suspects shot several times at the officers, who returned fire. 

Teen held after shooting at police

A 16-year-old boy is currently under police guard, at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, after being arrested for shooting with intent at police officers during an anti-crime exercise in the Enterprise district.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Inraj Balram, took place between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm on Wednesday 15th August, 2018.

During the exercise officers proceeded to a house at Lendore Village, Enterprise, to execute a search warrant for arms and ammunition.

Police find weapons, drugs in Besson Street, Belmont crackdowns

Two firearms and quantities of ammunition and marijuana are discovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise in the Besson Street and Belmont districts.

The exercise, which was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Floris Hodge-Griffith, supervised by Insp. (Ag.) Randall McGuirk and Sgt. (Ag.) Jason Lucas and included a party of officers attached to the Port of Spain Division Task Force (POSDTF) and Besson Street Police Station, took place between 4:00 am and 10:00 am on Thursday 16th August, 2018.

More rain expected Friday & Saturday as Tropical Wave approaches

The Met Office is warning of periods of showers and thundershowers over Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow and on Saturday.

This is as a result of a tropical wave that is approaching the Caribbean islands, with a 20 percent chance of formation into a tropical storm over the next 48 hours.

The wave is moving in a west-northwesterly direction.

The Met Office says that the latest data shows that the most intense activity is likely to affect the islands north of Trinidad and Tobago.

It says street or flash flooding is likely in areas of severe downpours.

Three charged with stealing electrical copper cables

Three men are expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with larceny of four lengths of electrical copper cable from the Petrotrin staff car park in Marabella, which occurred sometime between Monday 13th August, 2018 and Tuesday 14th August, 2018.

Chief Justice sees positive in Privy Council ruling

Chief Justice Ivor Archie is taking heart in today's ruling of the Privy Council, given that within the ruling, the Law Lords stated that the Law Association is in no position to make findings of fact that ware in any way binding upon the Chief Justice.

Archie issued the following statement on Thursday.

Three Erin men charged with possession of firearm and ammunition

Three Erin men are expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, jointly charged with possession of firearm and ammunition, which occurred on Wednesday 15th August, 2018.

Steven Hosein, 28, a labourer, of Ramdass Settlement, Antonio Singh, 25, a fisherman, of Happy Valley Road, and Roger Rajpaul, 22, a labourer, of Franka Village, were charged with possession of firearm and ammunition, while Hosein was also charged with common assault against a 42-year-old Erin woman, after being arrested by officers of the Erin Police Station, on Wednesday 15th August, 2018.

NCRHA brings brighter smiles to Blanchissuese

The North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) has launched a new “Brighter Smiles” Dental Outreach initiative to the Blanchisseuse community as what it says is part of a wider plan to deliver quality healthcare to rural communities.

The NCRHA said the outreach initiative, which started on July 17th 2018, is a collaboration between the North Central Regional Health Authority and the Blanchisseuse Village Council.

Four charged with robbery of Couva pharmacy

Four men, who were arrested and charged by officers of the Central Division, 30 minutes after allegedly committing a robbery at Couva pharmacy, are scheduled to appear before the Couva Magistrates’ Court today.

Kurvin Gellineau, 30, of Isaac Street, Couva; Richard Adams, 21, of McBean Couva; Joel Charles, 18, of Southern Main Road, Chase Village; and Aaron Smith, 18, of Orange Field Road, Carapichaima, were arrested by officers attached to the Central Division Task Force and Couva Criminal Investigations Department (CID), 30 minutes after allegedly committing the robbery.

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