Kidnappers give Moruga families weekend deadline to pay US$40,000

Rel­a­tives of cousins Ken­rick Mor­gan and Kendall Singh are pray­ing that their kid­nap­pers have a change of heart and not kill them by this week­end's dead­line. A US$40,000 ran­som has been de­mand­ed for their re­turn.

Sources said that both men were from av­er­age fam­i­lies who could not af­ford to pay the US$40,000 ran­som. One source said that mon­ey was owed to a Venezue­lan jefe by one of Singh's col­leagues.

Kidnap accused gets bail

Police Constable Ian Dwarika who was among four people charged with the kidnapping of businesswoman Natalie Pollonais has been granted bail.

Dwarika, 44, who was last attached to the La Romain Police Post, was placed on $300,000 bail by San Fernando Magistrate Kerianne Byer.

His attorney Shiva Boodoo made an application for bail on the grounds that Dwarika did not have a police record, and he had a clean history.

Alleged kidnappers were still wearing army, police outfits when held

Photos of two of the three suspects held in the kidnapping of the UWI Commercialization Manager Maria Dass, have been circulating online.

The men were held by police last night and Dass was rescued unharmed around 8.30 pm in Caura.

The victim was taken last night by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and a team for medical attention after she was released.

The men kidnapped the woman at the St Augustine campus, with one dressed in military uniform and another in police clothing.