It’s official… the 2020 Dry Season is on its way!
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says there is evidence to suggest that the region has transitioned to a drier state.
Forecasters say overall, a near normal dry season is forecast, with near average rainfall totals during January through March, while slightly wetter than average conditions are forecast for April through May.
The TTMS is expecting February and March to be the driest months, with one or two short hot spells between March to May 2020.
The man who claimed to have been kidnapped and held hostage by Venezuelan gangsters in the forest, is expected to appear at the Rio Claro Magistrates Court today, following his arrest by Barrackpore Police.
24-year-old coconut water and juice salesman, Shane Ramjattan, was called into the Barrackpore Police Station at about 1pm yesterday.
He was asked to give a statement on his abduction by investigating officers.
However, Ramjattan reportedly changed the story he initially gave to the police.
He was subsequently arrested and charged.
Lawyers representing Public Services Association (PSA) President Watson Duke have sought to have a sedition charge against him dismissed.
Duke’s lawyer John Heath made the application as his client reappeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court, yesterday morning.
Two Trinidadians, a pastor and an Army sergeant have been convicted of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud as part of an illegal immigration scheme, according to federal prosecutors in the United State.
Rajesh Ramcharan, 45; Diann Ramcharan, 37; Sgt. Galima Murry, 31; and the Rev. Ken Harvell, 60, were found guilty on Thursday after a nine-day jury trial, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Colorado.
Retired Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Crime, Maurice Piggot has passed away at the age of 68.
Piggot died on Monday at about 6.20 am while being treated at the St Augustine Private Hospital.
Bail in the sum of $1.5 million has been granted to a female police officer on three charges stemming from the disappearance of a firearm and ammunition from a police station.
As a condition of her bail, Christine Deowah, a special reserve police constable, also has to surrender her passport and report twice a week at the police station.
She appeared before Senior Magistrate Alicia Chankar in the Point Fortin First Court this morning.