Elderly Marabella man missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 66-year-old Wally Lutchman.

Lutchman was last seen leaving his New Haven Avenue, Marabella home around 4 pm on Friday 21st June, 2019.

He was reported missing by his mother to the Marabella Police Station around 5:30pm on Saturday.

Lutchman is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a brown complexion and short grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, a pair of brown ¾ pants and slippers.

Lutchman has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

McBean woman reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 45-year-old Natasha Daniel. 

Daniel, of Old Southern Main Road, Mc Bean, was last seen at her home around 9:30pm, on Saturday, 22nd June, 2019. 

She was reported missing to the Couva Police Station, around 7am on Sunday. Natasha is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 7 inches tall, slim built with a brown complexion and long black hair. 

She was last seen wearing a light blue top and pair of black short pants. 

Malabar teen girl reported missing

The Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Dershara Thomas.

Thomas, of Highley Avenue, Malabar, was last seen entering a vehicle near her home at 1 pm on Saturday 15th June, 2019.

She was reported missing to the police on the following date.

Thomas is of African descent, 5 feet 4inches tall, medium built, with a light brown complexion and short relaxed hair.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the police at 999, 911, 800-TIPS or any police station or text/WhatsApp 482-GARY.

UK Royal Navy recruits pay for Trini's mom to surprise him at grad

A Trinidad and Tobago Royal Navy recruit got the surprise of his life when his mother turned up at his passing out parade in Plymouth, England, thanks to the generosity of a fellow trainee.

Recruit Quaci Crosby joined the Royal Navy in March and is among the latest group of trainee sailors celebrating the end of their 10-week basic training course at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall.

Migrants worried about new visa requirement

Gov­ern­ment’s visa stip­u­la­tion for Venezue­lans is caus­ing con­cerns among some Venezue­lans who are due to come here soon, as well as re­cent reg­is­trants who had planned to bring rel­a­tives over.

Their con­cerns are about the pro­ce­dures to be and how ef­fi­cient­ly the sys­tem will be im­ple­ment­ed.

The stip­u­la­tion was an­nounced by Gov­ern­ment last Fri­day at the end of the two-week amnesty reg­is­tra­tion process for Venezue­lans. The visa news was wide­ly re­port­ed in Venezuela yes­ter­day al­though some of the trans­la­tion was cu­ri­ous.

President: Abuse of the elderly appalling

Abuse of the el­der­ly is an ap­palling, but un­for­tu­nate­ly, per­va­sive vi­o­la­tion of hu­man rights and dig­ni­ty.

So said Pres­i­dent Paula-Mae Weekes in a mes­sage in ob­ser­vance of World El­der Abuse Aware­ness Day.

World El­der Abuse Aware­ness Day seeks to high­light the in­jus­tices of­ten met­ed out to old­er per­sons world­wide in the form of phys­i­cal, fi­nan­cial, psy­cho­log­i­cal, and even sex­u­al abuse.

Kamla: "Close our borders now"

Despite calls from some of her Members of Parliament for government to extend the registration process, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on government to lock down this country’s borders. 

Persad-Bissessar was greeted by a group of protesters outside the Parliament this afternoon, the same group that staged a demonstration outside the Queen’s Park Oval registration centre on Thursday night. 

“We should lock down our borders immediately. We can’t take it,” Persad-Bissessar remarked. 

Tobago Forwards wants answers on Venezuelans

Tobago Forwards (TF) leader Christlyn Moore is demanding that Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles state the THA's plans for integrating Venezuelan migrants into the Tobago's population.

In a statement issued on Friday, Moore said her party supported Tobagonians' efforts to help the migrants.

"(We) support the ordinary residents of Tobago and the  Tobago Business community in closing some of the logistical and humanitarian gaps in the Venezuelan migrant registration process," she said.

'New' Venezuelans in registration line

Despite assurances from National Security Minister Stuart Young that T&T's borders were locked down, Venezuelan migrants who entered the country this week are among those seeking to sign up on the final day of registration for Government amnesty programme.

Up to Thursday, migrants entered the country through Erin and were outside the Achievors Banquet Hall, Duncan Village in San Fernando, seeking to register.