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PDRC Chairman: “Give us money to fix bad roads…”

The Chairman of the Penal Debe Regional Corporation (PDRC), Dr Allen Sammy, is taking issue with comments made by Works and Transport Minister, Rohan Sinanan, over the failure of regional corporations to fix the roads in their constituencies.

In a release issued today, the PDRC Chairman points to an interview the minister did with the Trinidad Guardian, which was published on Sunday 9 February 2020.

Ramdial: Give Child Protection Unit more resources

The Member of Parliament for Couva North is calling for the allocation of more resources to the Police Service's Child Protection Unit (CPU).

According to Ramona Ramdial, the Unit is not fully equipped with the necessary tools nor human resources, to deal with crimes against children. She also recommends that the Children’s Authority be given the authority and manpower to deal with complaints brought to them.

Coryal Man Charged with Murder

A  Coryal  man  is  expected  to  appear  before  an  Arima  Magistrate  today, charged with the murder of Paul Carrera, which occurred on Friday 31 January 2020.

Following advice received from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on Tuesday 11 February 2020, murder charges were laid against 45-year-old GLEN JOSEPH of Carmichael Village, Coryal.

Police crackdown on illegal weapons continues

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continues its crackdown on illegal arms and ammunition, with multiple anti-crime exercises across the country.

Illegal weapon hidden in drain in St James

A firearm with ammunition and magazine, along with a bullet proof vest were found and seized by police officers during an anti-crime exercise on Tuesday night in St James.

Police said the Cavim shotgun, the pistol magazine, eight rounds of 7.62 ammunition and the bullet proof vest were found hidden in a drain at Aboud Circular and Dundonald Hill

Another killing in Cocorite

Twelve days after a murder occurred at Harding Place in Cocorite, another man was gunned down on Tuesday morning in the same spot.

According to a police report, Brian Taitt was at a parlour at about 3 am, when he was approached by a gunman who shot and killed him. 

The gunman then escaped.

A motive is yet to be established in that killing.

Foreign nationals get hard labour for fraud

Two foreign nationals  have  been  sentenced to  two years’  hard labour for fraud.

The accused—SIMON  EDUARDO  FARIAS ROMERO,  a  Venezuelan national,  and  FRANCISCO  JAVIER  GIL  RIVERA  a  Mexican national—both appeared  before  Her  Worship  Adia  Mohammed  on Tuesday  11 February  2020.

They pleaded  guilty  to  the  charge of trafficking in counterfeit cards.

No survivors in Rancho Quemado shooting

Police have identified the four people killed in yesterday’s shooting in Rancho Quemado.

They are: 21-year-old Shaquille Dottin, 17-year-old Jabari Toby, and 17-year-old Alafia Augustine of Alexander Village, Santa Flora; and 28-year-old Anthony Alexander of Claxton Bay.

Police are probing whether the murders were drug-related.

According to reports, the men were seated in a silver Wagon at a house in Rancho Quemado, when at about 6 pm, two gunmen opened fire on them.

Erin police responded to reports of the shooting and found Dottin, Toby and Alexander dead.

IWRN calls for stringent measures to protect children

The International Women's Resources Network (IWRN) is calling for agencies, families and parents to be more proactive, when it comes to protecting children in this country.

The demand comes in the wake of the death of 8-year old Makeisha Maynard who was beaten to death by her father on Sunday.

The IWRN has expressed disappointment at all the individuals—including family members and agencies—who it says failed the little girl.

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