A La Horquetta man is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate on May 18th charged with the murder of his nephew Marvin Hosten, which occurred on May 11th. Joseph Als, 53, a mechanic, of Phase 5, La Horquetta, was charged with the offence following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on May 15th. According to police reports, Mr Hosten, 26, also of Phase 5, La Horquetta, was at his home when he was stabbed several times about the body by a male relative. He died at the scene. Als was arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team on the same day and handed over the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 2 investigators. The charge was laid by WPC Sargeant of the HBI Region 2 on May 15th.
Two branches of Scotiabank have been closed temporarily and enhanced health and safety protocols implemented, following confirmation of a COVID-19 positive case at each location.
Three more COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the national death toll to 64.
An elderly female patient with pre-existing health conditions is the latest person in this country to die from COVID-19, bringing the national total to 65.