Near $16 million collected in speeding tickets

Police are once again appealing to drivers to refrain from drinking and driving and also to refrain from driving above the speed limit.

This, as close to $16 million in speeding tickets have been issued so far.

Acting Senior Supt Basdeo Ramdhanie of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch today gave an update on offences and loss of life on the nation's roads.


"As of today’s date, a total of 40 persons have lost their lives in 38 road traffic accidents on the nation’s roads for 2018.

'Short Boss' charged with Tobago murder

A Mt. St. George man is scheduled to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate charged with the murder of Shonneil Duncan, which occurred on Sunday 6th May, 2018.

Nekosi Davis aka ‘Short Boss’, 20, of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was charged on Tuesday following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Duncan, 27, a labourer, also of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was standing along Back Street around 7 pm on Sunday 6th May, 2018, when he got into an altercation with a man known to him, over money.

Brothers on $125,000 bail for dishonoured cheques

Two Tunapuna brothers have each been placed on $75,000 bail, after appearing before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate, charged with obtaining services in the sum of $105,000, by use of dishonoured cheques.

Rajeev Harricharan, 29, an IT technician, and Timothy-Josh Harricharan, 24, an accounts clerk, both of Cecelia Road, Tunapuna, appeared before Magistrate Kerri Honore-Narine in the Port of Spain 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday to answer to the charges.

The matter has been postponed to Tuesday 29th May, 2018.

10 killers lose appeal in Thackoor Boodram's murder

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of 10 men convicted of the murder of the brother of drug kingpin Dole Chadee, who were seeking to quash their convictions on the basis of fresh claims that the State's main witness admitted to fabricating the case against them.

$1,800 fine for forged vehicle insurance

A Princes Town man who uttered a forged Guardian General certificate of insurance, has been fined $1800 or serve four months’ hard labour, after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate yesterday.

Ramchan Ramdass, 62, of Perry Young Road, Princes Town, pled guilty to the charge of uttering a forged document, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine, at the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 14th May, 2018.

Three arrested as police seize firearm, ammunition & marijuana

Three men were held and two firearms, and a quantity of marijuana and ammunition seized by police, after an anti-crime exercise was carried out in the Champs Fleur and Tunapuna districts, earlier this morning.

Inspector Vetus Hernandez supervised a party of officers attached to St. Joseph Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and Area West Task Force, in the exercise, which took place between 2 am and 7 am.

During the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Mt. D’or Road, Champs Fleur home of a 33-year-old detainee.

$17,000 in marijuana found wrapped in cloth in Moruga

A quantity of marijuana was discovered by officers of the Moruga Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Moruga district yesterday.

The exercise, supervised by Cpl (Ag.) Chris Thomas, of the Moruga Police Station, took place between 8:30 am and 11:30 am, on Monday 14th May, 2018.

During the exercise, officers conducted a search of a drug block at La Lune Main Road.

There, they discovered 1.7 kilogrammes of marijuana, wrapped in a multi-coloured cloth hidden in a bushy area.

The drug has an estimated street value of $17,000.

43-year-old truck driver charged with punching 11-year-old girl repeatedly in her face

A Valencia man charged with assault by beating an 11-year-old girl was granted $120,000 bail when he appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate.

Christopher Phillip, 43, a truck driver, of St. Albans, Valencia, appeared before Senior Magistrate Debra Quintyne in the Sangre Grande 1st Magistrates’ Court on Monday 14th May, 2018, to answer the charges.

The matter has been postponed to Monday 28th May, 2018, and Phillip has to maintain a distance of 1,000 feet from the victim.

Cunupia man charged with possession of sub-machine gun

A Cunupia man is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, after being arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Cunupia district yesterday.

Jarod Khan, 25, of Jackman Trace, Cunupia, was arrested by officers of the Southern Division Task Force (SDTF), after a search warrant was executed at his home.

The exercise, supervised by Insp. (Ag.) Don Gajadhar and Sgt. Vishal Parasram, both of the SDTF, took place between 3 pm and 7 pm on Monday 14th May, 2018.

Revolver found hidden under brick at Pleasantville house

Police have discovered a revolver hidden under a brick at a house located in Pleasantville.

The discovery was made by officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch (THPB).

Acting on information, officers of the THPB South proceeded to an abandoned building at Pleasantville Circular, Pleasantville, around 1:15 pm on Sunday.

The officers conducted a search and discovered a silver and brown revolver, hidden under a brick in the front yard.

No arrest was made in connection with the find.