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Accused cops ordered not to contact victim

Three po­lice of­fi­cers ac­cused of as­sault­ing and ex­tort­ing a Ch­agua­nas busi­ness­man, last week, have been grant­ed a to­tal of $550,000 bail.

Sgt Ram­goolan De­osaran, 44, of Rochard Dou­glas Road, Bar­rack­pore; PC An­ton Sam­son, 38, of Palmiste, Long­denville; and PC In­shan Khan, 32, of Brick­field, Wa­ter­loo, were grant­ed bail af­ter they ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Maris­sa Gomez in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court on Tues­day in re­la­tion to crim­i­nal charges aris­ing out of the in­ci­dent.

Three perish in early morning fire

Rajkumar Singh, 70, his wife Leela Singh, 68 and their son Shiva Singh, 35, were found on the upper storey of their Samaroo Street house by fire officers this morning after they had quelled the flames.

Neighbours were alerted to the situation shortly before 3am, when Rajkumar Singh was seen calling out for help from the front room of the upper storey.

Neighbours and fire officers attempted to come to the family's rescue with a ladder, but we're unsuccessful in their attempts to breach the fire in time.

Three murders in seven hours

An unidentified man was shot and killed in Red Hills D'abadie Tuesday night, the third murder in just under seven hours.

It followed a double murder in Moruga Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators told Guardian Media they had not been able to immediately establish any motive for the killing in D'Abadie.

The shooting occurred shortly before 10 pm.

In an unrelated incident police also responded to a shooting in the Maloney area close to 9:45 pm after residents reported hearing rapid gunfire in the area.

UNC Senator resigns

United National Congress (UNC) senator Ashvani Mahabir has resigned.

The outgoing senator confirmed via text message that he tendered his resignation to the Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar today and she accepted it.

"The OL (Opposition Leader) has accepted my resignation. On official statement is expected soon. UNC PRO may assist," Mahabir said.

In a brief telephone interview, Persad-Bissessar also confirmed that she received and accepted Mahabir's resignation.

'Dog Rice' charged with raping challenged schoolgirl

A Belmont man has appeared before the Port-of-spain Magistrates’ Court, after being charged with the sexual penetration of a developmentally challenged 15-year-old teen.

Isaiah Cain aka ‘Dog Rice’, 22, was granted $100,000 bail with surety by Magistrate Adia Mohammed, on Thursday 6th June, 2019, and is expected to reappear before a Magistrate on Thursday 4th July, 2019.

The charge arose from an incident which allegedly occurred on Thursday 16th May, 2019, when the victim was on her way to school.

Trini-Canadian to build Hanuman Temple in Tobago

Trinidad-born Cana­di­an Ma­han­tji Dr Bal­li­ram Chadee has been spread­ing the mes­sage, ideals and work of Lord Hanu­man through­out the world for the past 15 years.

His spir­i­tu­al jour­ney, which took flight at the age of 40, in­spired him to es­tab­lish the first Hanu­man char­i­ty or­gan­i­sa­tion in Cana­da, the Hanu­man Mis­sion, where he has been able to reach and help thou­sands of peo­ple.

Mother of 8 wants help to rebuild home after arson attack

Four months af­ter a preg­nant moth­er and her eight chil­dren nar­row­ly es­caped when their home was rid­dled with bul­lets and set on fire, she is beg­ging for help to re­build their home.

Un­em­ployed and liv­ing un­der volatile con­di­tions at a house in Gran Cou­va, In­de­ria Gar­cia, 35, who is due to give birth to her ninth child next month said all their be­long­ings were lost in the fire.

Maracas Bay lifeguards serve warning to beachgoers

Lifeguards at Maracas Bay are advising members of the public to stay away, saying they will be going at their own risk.

The warning came on the heels of weekend's walkout of on-duty lifeguards as recent serious health and safety concerns in the past three weeks have failed to be addressed by the Ministry of National Security.

The lifeguards are now demanding a meeting with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as they claim that there are only "empty promises" meted out by the National Security Minister Stuart Young.

Gasparillo woman reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 60-year-old Chandra Ramoutar.

She was last seen at her Darnaud Street, Gasparillo home, around 3:30pm, on Thursday 6th June, 2019 and was reported missing to the Gasparillo Police Station, around 4pm on Monday by a relative.

Ramoutar is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 9 inches tall and medium built with a brown complexion.

She was last seen wearing a denim skirt and an orange short sleeve shirt.

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