Murder in Belmont

The murder count continues to rise, following a murder in Belmont early this morning

Police say 23 year-old Shakeem Roberts was liming on some steps in the area at about 12:30 this morning, when a gunman approached, shot him, and then ran away.

Roberts died on the spot.

Investigations continue.



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Cops seize ammo and marijuana in Belmont

Port of Spain Division police seized a quantity of ammunition and marijuana, during an anti-crime exercise in the Belmont district on Monday.

According to police reports, officers conducted a search of an area on Upper Belmont Valley Road, where they found 25 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and 400 grams of marijuana.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt David and supervised by Insp. Lopez, Insp. Brown, Sgt. Austin, Sgt. Murray and Cpl Budri. It included officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department, Canine Unit and Woodbrook Police Station.

Help find this missing person


Members of the public are being asked to help locate the whereabouts of ASTAR BISHOP, of Belmont, who has been reported missing since midday, yesterday.

Relatives of Mr Bishop told Guardian Media that his car was found today parked on the east bound lane of the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, near to Courts Megastore.

Astar Bishop is 37-years-old, and five feet 10 inches tall. He is said to be of medium build and has a dark brown complexion.

Belmont fire contained

Of­fi­cers from the Bel­mont Fire Sta­tion have been fighting a blaze at an aban­doned building at Au­gus­tine Lane Bel­mont Wednesday morning. 

In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the fire start­ed just af­ter 10 am and that it might have been de­lib­er­ate­ly set.

Fire­fight­ers have been able to con­tain the blaze from spread­ing to near­by homes.

Bel­mont po­lice are con­tin­u­ing in­quiries.

Family of missing Belmont man wants help in finding him

Relatives of a Belmont man are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Deena Bartholomew-Dixon wrote on Facebook: "My family and I would greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide in helping us locate my father Lester Bartholomew, who has been missing from our Belmont home since yesterday. He is showing signs of dementia and is most likely lost or a bit confused. 

MY EYE: Digital lines in Belmont

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Evelynaa says that the digital lines are in St Babb's, Belmont.

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Pensioner dies in fire

A pensioner has perished in a fire.

Fire officers were called in to respond to a blaze at a home located at 18 Bank Hill, Belmont on Monday evening.

After the fire was extinguished officers combed the burnt structure and discovered the charred remains of a man.

The victim was later identified as 68-year-old Earl Langly.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the blaze.