Chaguanas

NACTA Poll: Close Fight in Siparia

As the 2019 Local Government Elections are set to run-off on Monday December 2nd, the latest NACTA Poll says it may be too close to call in the Siparia constituency.

And the NACTA pollsters say while voters are “disenchanted with the PNM’s governance”, the UNC may not be able to capitalise on that, given its current line-up.

In a release outlining the Poll’s latest results, the NACTA team says whoever is able to mobilise on the ground will be the overall winner in each constituency.

The full text of the release, follows…

Central Division Police find Marijuana worth $31,300

A revolver and quantities of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Central Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Claxton Bay district yesterday.

According to police reports, officers of the Chaguanas and Couva CIDs proceeded to Pranz Gardens, Claxton Bay, where they conducted a search.

The search resulted in officers finding the firearm, along with four rounds of ammunition and 3.13 kilogrammes of marijuana. The drug has an estimated street value of $31,300.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Court rules Chaguanas vendors must move from old health centre

Chaguanas vendors will have to move.

The association representing the vendors has lost its application for judicial review in the High Court.

Justice Kevin Ramcharan this morning dismissed their claim that the vendors had a legitimate expectation to remain and have their vending booths permanently established at the old Chaguanas health centre facility.

Man stabbed to death in Chaguanas

A man has been stabbed to death in Chaguanas.

According to police reports shortly before 7pm Wednesday, 32-year-old Kobina Andrews was accosted by a man known to him while walking along the Chaguanas main road.

An altercation ensued and Andrews was subsequently stabbed several times about the body by the assailant who escaped on foot.

Andrews, of Caroni Savannah Road, was taken to the Chaguanas health facility where he died while undergoing treatment.

Officers of the Chaguanas Police Station are continuing investigations.

 

Tight security for Chaguanas mas

Po­lice are ex­pect­ed to be out in full force for this year’s Car­ni­val in Ch­agua­nas.

This was con­firmed by ASP Richard Smith as he spoke with band­lead­ers at the Ch­agua­nas Bor­ough Ad­min­is­tra­tive Com­plex on Tues­day night dur­ing a meet­ing with the po­lice and the Ch­agua­nas Car­ni­val Com­mit­tee (CCC).

Smith said ran­dom search­es would be con­duct­ed and uni­formed and plain­clothes of­fi­cers, would be out dur­ing cel­e­bra­tions.

He said the po­lice would be as­sist­ed by Traf­fic War­dens and the Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice.

Cops kill Central man

Ch­agua­nas res­i­dent Al­lan Mo­hammed was killed in a po­lice-in­volved shoot­ing in his com­mu­ni­ty ear­ly Fri­day.

Re­ports are sketchy but Guardian Me­dia un­der­stands Mo­hammed, 28, was shot by of­fi­cers while he was in his black SUV around 10.30 am, al­leged­ly af­ter he was in­volved in a con­fronta­tion with them as his ve­hi­cle ap­proached theirs along Crown Trace, En­ter­prise. Mo­hammed al­leged­ly drew a Mac11 firearm dur­ing the in­ci­dent and of­fi­cers opened fire on him.

Warner testifies for Chaguanas vendors

For­mer gov­ern­ment min­is­ter and Ch­agua­nas West MP Jack Warn­er has tes­ti­fied on be­half of street ven­dors from Ch­agua­nas, who are chal­leng­ing a pro­pos­al to evict them from a tem­po­rary lo­ca­tion which they have been oc­cu­py­ing for al­most eight years.

Warn­er took the wit­ness stand be­fore Jus­tice Kevin Ram­cha­ran, at the Hall of Jus­tice, in Port-of-Spain as the ven­dors’ law­suit against the Ch­agua­nas Bor­ough Cor­po­ra­tion be­gan yes­ter­day.

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