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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.