Police Constable Vishram Ragoo has been jailed for 18 years for the rape, sexual grevious assault, false imprisonment and assault of a 17-year-old girl.
A man has been shot and killed in Arouca.
Details are still coming to hand, however CNC3 news understands that the victim, who went by the alias "Patch", was accosted by an armed assailant at a house in Windy Hill this morning.
Residents reported hearing several loud explosions.
On checking, the man's lifeless body was discovered lying in a pool of blood.
Investigations are ongoing.
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Trials and tribulations may come in the way but only God’s righteous will stand.
This is the belief of dedicated followers of Transformed Life Ministry, Eastern Main Road, Arouca as they called on Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to apologise to their spiritual leader for misleading the public of his arrest on Wednesday during the rescue operation of 69 residents from the rehabilitation centre.
However, when contacted about the request for an apology, Griffith said he is not going to apologise.
Pastor Glenn Awong is unapologetic for the activities that were allegedly uncovered at his Transformed Life Ministries Rehabilitation Centre after police officers from the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) raided the compound in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
In fact, Awong sees himself as a saviour of the people that he said he was “caring” for.
“This is like a horror movie,” said a family member whose relative was among 69 people discovered locked in cages at the Transformed Life Ministry Rehabilitation Centre in on the Eastern Main Road, Arouca, yesterday morning during a raid by police.
“I never knew all this was happening here. I am lost for words. This is worse than bad treatment of animals. Had I known I would have done things differently but I could not deal with my relative who is mentally ill.”
Former Minister of The People and Social Development under the People's Partnership Government Dr Glen Ramadharsingh, in strongly condemning the housing of the mentally ill and socially displaced in cages at the Transformed Life Ministry (TLM) in Arouca, has made a startling new revelation about the said organisation.
Speaking with the Guardian Media Ramadharsingh said during his tenure as minister in 2013/2014 concerns were raised as to the methodologies and it was dealt with.
Sixty-Nine people ranging from the ages of 19 to 70 years have been found locked away in cages at a church located along the Eastern Main Road in Arouca on Wednesday morning.
These people both men and women are believed to be victims of "modern day slavery" and "human trafficking" according to Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith who spoke to the Guardian Media Limited's Lead Investigative desk Mark Bassant earlier on Wednesday just outside the Transformed Life Ministry Rehabilitation Centre.
One man was arrested and a quantity of marijuana was seized by officers of the Central Division Special Crime Unit, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Bamboo #3 yesterday.
According to police reports, during the exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Hunte and ASP (Ag.) Smith, officers proceeded to Bamboo #3 Boulevard, where they had cause to stop and search a gold Mazda BT-50 pickup truck with a lone male occupant.
The search resulted in officers finding approximately one kilogramme of marijuana in a brown plastic packet inside the vehicle.
A La Romaine man was arrested and a revolver and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in La Romaine yesterday.
According to police reports, during the exercise, the officers proceeded to a bar located along the Southern Main Road, La Romaine where they searched of the patrons.
During the search, officers found a revolver and four rounds of ammunition in the possession of a male patron.