San Fernando

Police probe break-in at MSJ’s head office

The Move­ment of So­cial Jus­tice (MSJ) is not rul­ing out that the break-in at their San Fer­nan­do head­quar­ters on Sunday was or­ches­trat­ed by their po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents.

The in­ci­dent comes on the heels of claims by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley that on two oc­ca­sions be­fore the 2015 gen­er­al elec­tion con­tract killers were of­fered the job to kill him but they both re­fused. Row­ley al­so claimed that re­cent threats were made to kill At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi.

UNC not worried about litigation threats over San Fernando Highway project

The United National Congress says it is not surprised by threats of litigation coming from the People's National Movement, over the San Fernando Highway Extension Project.

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During his contribution to the budget debate on Friday, Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Fitzgerald Hinds, spoke about the Project, stating that “there was a tremendous amount of litigation taking place arising out of land acquisition in those matters”.

22-year-old man killed in San Fernando

A 22-year-old man has been shot and killed in San Fernando.

CNC3 News understands that around 7 this morning, Ezekiel Daniel was discovered by a relative at the back of Building B in Embacadere. He was nursing a gunshot wound to his head.

The police were contacted and Daniel was pronounced dead at the scene.

San Fernando CID and detectives from the Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations.

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Belgroves honoured with own street

The head of a lead­ing fu­ner­al home on Wednes­day called for the in­tro­duc­tion of a uni­ver­si­ty de­gree in fu­ner­al ser­vice and the cor­rec­tion of im­port du­ty rates on hears­es.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Bel­groves Group of Com­pa­nies Kei­th Bel­groves raised these is­sues dur­ing the un­veil­ing cer­e­mo­ny of a street re­named in his ho­n­our - Bel­groves Lane - next to Bel­groves Fu­ner­al Home and Cre­ma­to­ri­um at Cof­fee Street, San Fer­nan­do.

$16.8 million community centre opens in San Fernando

Un­like 2009 when Amerindi­an lead­ers were on hand to bless the San Fer­nan­do North Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre fol­low­ing un­ex­plained oc­cur­rences at the con­struc­tion site, the fa­cil­i­ty was fi­nal­ly opened de­spite an eerie light show.

At a cost of $16.8 mil­lion, $9 mil­lion more than the ini­tial cost, Com­mu­ni­ty De­vel­op­ment, Cul­ture and Arts Min­is­ter Dr Nyan Gads­by-Dol­ly and San Fer­nan­do May­or Ju­nia Re­grel­lo fi­nal­ly opened the mul­ti-storey fa­cil­i­ty along St Vin­cent Street, San Fer­nan­do.

Fishermen shacks destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed 11 fishermen shacks at Kings Wharf, San Fernando on Monday night, leaving over $200,000 in losses. 

Among the items burnt were two vehicles, boat engines, household items, tools and fish storage coolers.

President of the San Fernando Fishing Cooperative said the fishermen were out at sea when they saw the flames in the coast. 

Dhanraj Goolcharan said he immediately picked up his nets and came back to his place only to see the line of shacks burning.

Firefighters were on spot trying to contain the blaze.

Sando councillor saves elderly man from burning house

A San Fer­nan­do coun­cil­lor is be­ing hailed as a hero af­ter she res­cued an el­der­ly man from a burn­ing house yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Evans Williams, 84, of Bal­dovan Ter­race, Co­coyea Vil­lage, suf­fered se­ri­ous burns about his legs and was be­ing treat­ed at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal last evening.

When the fire broke out around 2.30 pm, Tere­sa Lynch, the Peo­ples Na­tion­al Move­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Co­coyea/Tarou­ba was at the Co­coyea Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, about four hous­es away from Williams’ home.

West: Sando becoming a shantytown

San Fer­nan­do seems to be be­com­ing more and more of a shan­ty­town.

That’s the view of Min­is­ter in the Min­istry of Fi­nance, Allyson West, who claimed to be a proud south­ern­er.

Speak­ing in Tues­day’s Sen­ate de­bate on Petrotrin’s re­fin­ery clo­sure, she said she was a “proud mem­ber of San Fer­nan­do” hav­ing grown up there with “pride and hope pro­pelled by the ex­is­tence of Tex­a­co and Petrotrin.”

But she added, “When I said I was a proud south­ern­er when I lived in South, San Fer­nan­do was boom­ing, it was bright, grow­ing with de­vel­op­ment.”

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