Rookmin still full of energy at 104

Rook­min Mathu­ra is 104 years old but she still walks with a pep in her step.

To prove her en­er­gy lev­els and re­mark­able abil­i­ties, Mathu­ra, dressed in her gold­en dress and orhni, gave a brisk and dig­ni­fied walk for the Guardian Me­dia crew dur­ing her birth­day par­ty cel­e­bra­tions last Sat­ur­day.

Four gen­er­a­tions in­clud­ing her sev­en daugh­ters, sev­en sons and a mul­ti­tude of grands who at­tend­ed the cel­e­bra­tion, ap­plaud­ed loud­ly.

Teenager safely descends walkover after friend talks with him

A teenage student who climbed on top of a walkover near Tumpuna Road, La Horquetta has safely come down.

The 17-year-old boy made his way to the top of the walkover this morning and sat on top of the wire covering as traffic passed below.

Emergency services rushed to the scene to ensure that the boy was not met with serious injury or death from a fall. 

His friend eventually climbed up next to him and after the two spoke for a while, the boy came down. 

He was then taken for a medical examination.

- Photo by Abraham Diaz.

Come to Toco for Easter but bring your garbage bags

Toco is open for Easter.

That's the message thee Sangre Grande Regional Corporation is sending, as its chairman Terry Rondon seeks to get the public to come use the corporation's beaches and rivers.

A statement by the corporation says that the beaches and rivers have been prepared for use on the Easter weekend.

It says that recreational sites from Matelot to Matura are ready for campers and that visitors’ well-being is prioritized in terms of the following:

· TTPS and Municipal Police presence in the area.

Mayaro woman dies after throwing herself into path of a car

A 27-year-old Mayaro woman was killed after she threw herself in front of a moving vehicle Wednesday night.

She has been identified as 27-year-old Julie Ramoutar, a mother of three, including a 7-month old child.

Reports indicate that around 9.30 pm  Wednesday, Ramoutar ran into the path of a Nissan Almera near LP 34 St Ann’s Village, Mayaro.

Doctors at the Mayaro District Hospital were unable to revive Ramoutar and she was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating the incident.

Teenage Curepe girl reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Jenais Fortune.

Fortune, of Mc Inroy Street, Curepe, was last seen by her mother along Sackville Street, Port of Spain, at 9:45 am on Monday 8th April, 2019, as she was heading to a job interview.

She was later reported missing on Wednesday 10th April, 2019, to the St. Joseph Police Station, by her mother.

Fortune is of African descent, slim built with a brown complexion and relaxed black hair styled in two cornrows.

Well-known male THA official under investigation for "sexting" schoolboy

Tobago police are investigating an incident where inappropriate text messages were sent to a 15-year-old schoolboy by a well-known THA official. 

Guardian Media understands that the incident occurred approximately three weeks ago, but was only made public today via social media. 

A senior police official from the Child Protection Unit told Guardian Media, that while an official report was not made to the unit, the contents of the text message itself can be considered as a report and the relevant action will be taken. 

D'Abadie teenager reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 18-year-old Deja Ward.

Ward was last seen leaving her Maloney Gardens, D’Abadie home, around 10 am on Wednesday.

She was reported missing to the Maloney Police Station, around 3:25 pm on Thursday 4th April, 2019, by a friend. Deja is of African descent, 5 feet 6 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion and shoulder length hair.

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

Schoolboy may have recorded criminal activity on phone - Young

A pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion sug­gests that school­boy Ak­il Phillip may have been killed be­cause of an “in­ci­dent” he may have wit­nessed and record­ed on his cell­phone.

This was hint­ed by the Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young dur­ing a me­dia con­fer­ence on Tues­day where he spoke of leg­is­la­tion com­ing to help deal with the erad­i­ca­tion of il­le­gal guns off of the streets of T&T.

Tabaquite residents protest bad bridge

Frus­trat­ed over a dan­ger­ous rick­ety wood­en bridge in their com­mu­ni­ty, res­i­dents of Pi­paro Road, Tabaquite yes­ter­day held a fiery protest call­ing for a new bridge.

Shout­ing “we want we bridge fix right now,” the res­i­dents with plac­ards burned de­bris and gath­ered at the Pi­paro Road bridge.

The road is the main ac­cess point to and from their com­mu­ni­ty. They com­plained that on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions, res­i­dents’ feet have gone through gap­ing holes in the bridge caus­ing them in­juries while ve­hi­cles have been dam­aged.