La Brea

La Brea residents lose negligence lawsuit against Petrotrin

Al­most 100 res­i­dents of La Brea who were af­fect­ed by an oil spill in De­cem­ber 2013, have lost their mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar neg­li­gence law­suit against now-de­funct Petrotrin.

De­liv­er­ing an oral rul­ing at the end of a brief pro­ce­dur­al ap­peal at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, Chief Jus­tice Ivor Archie and Ap­pel­late Judge Char­maine Pem­ber­ton up­held the de­ci­sion of a High Court judge who had pre­vi­ous­ly dis­missed the res­i­dents’ claim.

PM: La Brea drydocking facility creating 5,000 jobs

Promising to bring jobs for re­trenched Petrotrin work­ers, Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley says the new dry­dock­ing fa­cil­i­ties to be built in La Brea will bring 5,000 jobs.

Speak­ing at the sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny of a co­op­er­a­tive agree­ment be­tween the Gov­ern­ment and Chi­na Har­bour En­gi­neer­ing Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed for the con­struc­tion of a dry­dock­ing fa­cil­i­ty in La Brea, Row­ley said the fa­cil­i­ty will pro­vide job op­por­tu­ni­ties for skilled work­ers.

Three police officers suspended for failing to properly investigate reports made by murder victim Abigail Chapman

Three police officers have been suspended for failing to respond to reports of domestic violence. 

The officers were attached to the la Brea police station and were today suspended for neglect of duty for failing to properly investigate reports made by Abigail Chapman.

Chapman and three others were killed, this week, days after she filed a domestics violence report against the main suspect in her murder.

 Today commissioner of police Stephen Williams requested all documents a related to the case and the report made by the murdered woman on March 8th.

PNM Women's League condemns brutal La Brea murders

The Women’s League of the People’s National Movement (PNM) is strongly condemning what it calls the horrendous and senseless murders of four persons in La Brea earlier this week.

The Women's League says that as mothers, sisters and wives, its members remain traumatized by these murders since they have prematurely ended the lives of two teenaged girls, a mother and their landlord.