Mentally-ill man murdered in Erin

Police are investigating the murder of a mentally-ill Erin man who was stabbed to death on Sunday afternoon.

Although investigators were told that a man was seen beating and stabbing Joseph Adams near Erin junction, no one was willing to give police an official statement. 

Reports are that around 4 pm on Sunday, Erin police were contacted after a passerby found Adams, 54, of St Francis Village, lying dead outside a bar near the police station.

When officers responded, they found him lying on the ground with blood oozing from his nose and chest.

Bandit shot dead during attempted robbery

A daylight robbery was foiled when two bandits believed to be in their early 20s from Longdenville and Rio Claro respectively were shot by security guards as they attempted to rob Savi’s Classic Jewelry located on the corner of Noel Street and Southern Main Road, Couva on Tuesday. 

One of the bandits from Longdenville was fatally shot in his upper body and died at the store while the other was rushed to the Couva District Health Facility for treatment for bullet wound to his lower legs. 

Santa Cruz woman reported missing

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 29-year-old Renee Lizane Tavernier who has been reported missing.

Tavernier, of Sun Valley Extension, Santa Cruz, was last seen driving away from her home in a black Nissan Almera on Saturday 6th July 2019.

She was reported missing to the police on the following date.

Tavernier is of African descent, 5 feet 2 inches tall, stockily built, with a dark brown complexion, teardrop tattoos on her face, and star tattoos on her left hand.

Top Tobago SEA students awarded

The top ten Tobago Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) students, their parents, teachers and principals were treated to breakfast and awards by Chief Secretary and Secretary of Education, Innovation and Energy, Kelvin Charles on Tuesday at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort.

Charles applauded the teachers and principals and said he hoped the results will motivate them to maintain the performance and gain no fewer than three students in the top 200 in 2020.

UNC Local Gov't screening begins Thursday

The United National Congress will begin screening for the upcoming Local Government elections on Thursday this week.

The first phase of the process will be held at the UNC’s Eastern Regional Office in Tunapuna with the screening of candidates for the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation and the Arima Borough Corporation from 3 pm.

Screening for the Tunapuna/ Piarco Regional Corporation will take place on Friday, 12th July from 3 pm at the same venue.

Heart attack, not crash, killed driver

Dex­ter Pol­lard, the 50-year-old school teacher who was found dead last Fri­day morn­ing af­ter his car crashed in­to a bill­board, died from a heart at­tack.

An au­top­sy con­duct­ed yes­ter­day found that Pol­lard suf­fered the heart at­tack be­fore his car crashed in­to an ad­ver­tis­ing bill­board along the Uri­ah But­ler High­way near the Ca­roni over­pass on Thurs­day night.

Pol­lard, was pulled from the ve­hi­cle on Fri­day morn­ing. He had been dead for hours when fire of­fi­cers fi­nal­ly were able to re­move him from the wrecked car.

Enterprise youth seeks help to attend Canadian university

A 20-year-old man from Enterprise in Chaguanas, Ronaldo Lawrence Jr Del Young has been accepted to the University of Waterloo in Canada but is currently trying to raise over TT$250,000 to make his dream happen.

Del Young who also needs an entrance scholarship fee of CAD$2,000 was forced to defer the acceptance to this year because of financial constraints. 

The Letter of Acceptance is dated March 7, 2019 and it expires on September 17, 2019 meaning it will be null and void.