Bush fire affects school

Three days a bush fire forced the evacuation of 900 plus pupils at the Princes Town No1 and No 2 Presbyterian Primary Schools, classes had to be dismissed early again on Monday.

President of the PTA Nola Ramjohn-Karim said the fire damaged the school's water lines and a hydroponic system which was set up inside the school compound. Ironically, it started behind the school, around 11 am on Thursday, shortly after the T&T Fire Services completed a drill at the school, Ramjohn-Karim added.

PM tours Tobago projects

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley today toured several projects in Tobago.

The Office of the Prime Minister issued several photos of the prime minister on tour, including him at the construction site of the Roxborough Police Station, the Roxborough District Hospital and the Roxborough Fire Station.

The tour also included the newly-constructed Shirvan Road Police Station, the Dwight Yorke Stadium and the Shirvan Road Police Station.

The prime minister was accompanied by several Cabinet ministers.

Another shooting in downtown Port-of-Spain

Police are also investigating another shooting in downtown Port-of-Spain that has left a man fighting for his life at hospital.

Reports indicate that a PH driver was shot while at the corner of Nelson Street and Independence Square.

The victim, identified as Christian Guy, from Eastern Quarry, received seven shots while at the John John taxi stand.

He was rushed to hospital where he was up to a short while ago, undergoing emergency treatment. 

'Rejection of Rowley's Govt' - Venezuela's National Assembly deputy

The Deputy to the Venezuelan National Assembly, Carlos Valero is making his position clear, that the National Assembly rejects the treatment of Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago and the Dr Keith Rowley government because of its recognition of the Nicolas Maduro regime.

Last week, Valero issued a statement which seemed to praise the government for the way it handled the situation involving 19 girls who were rescued from sex traffickers.

But Valero issued a statement Monday, saying that his original statement might have been misinterpreted by the Trinidad and Tobago media.

Two held in connection with drive-by shooting

A pistol was seized and two suspects arrested, after the vehicle in which they were travelling was intercepted by officers in the Port of Spain Division.

Police say the vehicle was identified as being involved in a drive-by shooting incident yesterday morning.

Officers of the Port of Spain Task Force, under the supervision of Insp. Randall McGuirk, intercepted a white Nissan AD motor vehicle with two male occupants, around 7 am on Sunday in the Sea Lots district.

Fyzabad man charged with murder

A Fyzabad man is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with the murder of Neathasingh Ramsingh which occurred on Monday 4th February, 2019.

Bickram Balkissoon, 51, of Lumtack Hill, was charged with murder, following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Angelica Teelucksingh on Saturday.

Ramsingh, 51, a straightener, of South Oropouche, was at St. John Village, Avocat, on Monday 4th February, 2019, when he got into an altercation with a man.

Soil tests resume on earthquake-devastated lands

Researchers have returned to continue soil tests on earthquake devastated lands in Los Iros with the hope of finding out why land formations occurred following the 6.9 magnitude earthquake last August.

The tests are being done at Los Iros near the bubbling Erin Bouff mud volcanoes on the southern coasts which have been oozing liquid mud. 

The slurries from the Anglais Point Mud Volcano at Lorensotte have reached down to the sea.

Griffith, tourism stakeholders discuss measures to protect tourists

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has held stakeholder talks with senior representatives of three national tourism stakeholder organizations given the influx of tourist destined for T&T for the Carnival 2019 season.

Police say the meeting, in keeping with Griffith’s commitment to engage with stakeholders in the ongoing fight against crime, took place on Wednesday 6th February at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.

Murder in Fyzabad

A man has been shot and killed in Fyzabad.

According to police reports Kendell Cooper also known as "Biggy Boy" was accosted by a gunman at Easy Street last evening.

An altercation ensued and Cooper was subsequently shot during the fracas.

Reports also suggest another person was injured during the incident.

Officers of the Fyzabad Police Station are continuing investigations