Diego Martin

New T&TEC substation to bring improved electricity supply to Diego Martin, Petit Valley

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) says that about 14,000 residents of Diego Martin, Petit Valley and environs are expected to experience an improvement in the reliability of their electricity supply, with the completion of the T&TEC’s Diego Martin Substation.

The newly-constructed, two-storey Diego Martin 33kV Substation, built on the same site at St. Lucien Road after the old substation was demolished, was formally commissioned at a ceremony hosted by T&TEC on Tuesday (May 2).

Missing Diego Martin teen found

Shania Samuel, the 17-year-old of Diego Martin, who was reported missing by her mother, Phillis Ramlal, on Saturday 8th April, 2017, has been found, a statement by the Police Service says.

The statement says the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service thanks the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return.

WASA acknowledges low water pressure in Diego Martin

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of Diego Martin who are experiencing low pressures or at times no water, that this is due to mechanical problems currently affecting three major wells at the Four Roads, River Estate and Diamond Vale Stations respectively.

WASA says emergency repairs to Four Roads Well #8 is expected to be completed on March 28th, 2017.

It says that due to the nature and extent of the remedial works required, repairs to River Estate Well #11 and Diamond Vale Well #16 are to be completed by April 7th, 2017.

Missing Diego Martin teen found

Aisha Thomas, the 14-year-old schoolgirl of Green Village, Diego Martin, who was reported missing by her father, Michael Thomas, on Wednesday 15th February, 2017, has been found.

A statement by the Police Service says Members of the Child Protection Unit are continuing investigations.

The Police Service is thanking the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return. 

The statement contained no further information.

14-year-old Diego Martin North student missing

Police are is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 14-year-old Diego Martin North Secondary School student, Aisha Thomas.

Thomas, of Green Hill Village, Diego Martin, was reported missing to the West End Police Station at 9 pm on Wednesday 15th February, 2017, by her father, Michael Thomas.

She was last seen leaving her home in the white shirt and green skirt of her Diego Martin North Secondary School uniform, on her way to school at 7:30 am on Wednesday 15th February, 2017.

Primary school girls the latest in a series of attacks on Diego Martin women and students

Residents of Diego Martin are now being told to be on alert after repeated incidents of attacks on schoolgirls and women by men approaching them in a car.

The latest incident involved two primary school students on Wednesday afternoon.

The girls had left the Diego Martin Government Primary School and were walking along the Diego Martin Main Road when two men approached them in a car.

According to reports reaching us, the men tried to lure the girls towards the car and when they refused, one of the men got out of the vehicle and rushed at them.

Police brace for gang war after Diego Martin murder

Police in the Western Division are bracing for an upsurge in gang-related incidents following the murder of Sheldon Trimmingham of La Puerta, Diego Martin.

Trimmingham’s murder came just over 24 hours after a gang leader from the area and another gang member were shot and wounded. That incident occurred around 9 pm on Sunday, where the gang leader was shot in the leg when gunmen shot up the vehicle he was in. Police sources said they believe Trimmingham was killed as a reprisal over that shooting.

Murder in Diego Martin

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old man in Diego Martin last night.

The victim has been identified as Sheldon Trimmingham.

Police reports indicate that just before 7pm Monday, residents of Upper Hillcrest Drive, La Puerta, heard several loud explosions and later found Trimmingham lying on the ground with several bullet wounds.

Police say he was a close relative of Earl and Marlon Trimmingham who were both under trial for the murder of Xtra Foods Chief Executive Officer, Vindra Naipaul-Coolman.