La Brea

La Brea man jailed for gun possession

A La Brea man has been sentenced to 12 months hard-labour after appearing in court today, charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition.

Rodney Hackshaw, 40, of Short Street, appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar, in the Point Fortin Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charges.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 months hard labour for firearm possession and six months for the possession of ammunition offence.

Both sentences are to run concurrently.

Fire leaves La Brea family homeless

In the space of 30 min­utes, Kedisha Castil­lo and her fam­i­ly’s lives were turned up­side down af­ter a fire gut­ted their home in La Brea on Tuesday.

With noth­ing but the clothes on their backs, the fam­i­ly of four was try­ing their best to find a place to rest their heads for the night un­til they could fig­ure out their next move.

It was the sec­ond fire for the week that has left a fam­i­ly home­less and third in less than a month.

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.

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