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Chaguanas man detained for drug possession

One man was arrested and quantities of cocaine, marijuana and TT and US currencies seized, by officers of the Central Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Division yesterday.

The exercise, supervised by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Hunte, Supt. Mystar and ASP (Ag.) Smith, was conducted on September 4th, during which the officers executed a search warrant at the Main Road, Chaguanas home of a 35-year-old suspect.

The search resulted in officers finding 49 grammes of cocaine, 89 grammes of marijuana and TT$56,933 and US$58 in cash.

Caricom leaders in Bahamas for Dorian recovery talks

Two CARI­COM lead­ers touched down in the Ba­hamas Thurs­day morn­ing to hold talks with Ba­hami­an Prime Min­is­ter Dr Hu­bert Min­nis about re­lief ef­forts fol­low­ing the de­struc­tion left be­hind Hur­ri­cane Do­ri­an on the is­land be­tween Sun­day and Tues­day this week.

Bar­ba­dos Prime Min­is­ter Mia Mot­t­ley and St Lu­cian Prime Min­is­ter Allen Chas­tanet ar­rived at the Lyn­den Pin­dling In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port in Nas­sau short­ly be­fore 9 am.

Cunupia woman fined $400 after pleading guilty to animal cruelty

A Cunupia woman has been fined $400 by a Chaguanas Magistrate, after pleading guilty to the offence of cruelty to animals.

On June 4th 2019, officers of the Chaguanas Community Policing Unit, conducted an animal rescue exercise, in the Lange Park, Chaguanas district.

During the exercise, the officers proceeded to a house to rescue several dogs which were allegedly being abused at that location.

Upon arrival, officers met with a woman who indicated that she was in charge of four dogs which were being kept on the compound.

Footballers off for Martinique clash today

T&T’s se­nior men’s foot­ball team will ar­rive in Fort-de-France today ahead of Fri­day's CON­CA­CAF Na­tions League qual­i­fi­er against Mar­tinique.

Coach Den­nis Lawrence is ex­pect­ed to con­duct a fi­nal train­ing ses­sion at the match venue this evening be­fore go­ing af­ter a pos­i­tive start to their cam­paign, which will con­tin­ue on Mon­day with an en­counter against their coun­ter­parts (Mar­tinique) at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo from 9 pm.

Bramble, Phillip and Paul sprint to cycling gold

Trinidad and To­ba­go's sprint cy­clists tast­ed gold for the sec­ond time in just over a month, this time blow­ing away the op­po­si­tion in the men's team sprint event at the 2019 Elite Pan Amer­i­can Track Cy­cling Cham­pi­onships in Cochabam­ba, Bo­livia on Wednes­day night.

In the process, the trio of Keron Bram­ble, Njisane Phillip and Nicholas Paul set a new Pan Amer­i­can record and a new na­tion­al record of 41.938 sec­onds rid­ing in the Elite Pan Amer­i­can fi­nal against Ar­genti­na's Farid Suarez, Juan Ser­ra­no and Lu­cas Vi­lar who clocked 44.474 sec­onds.

Man chopped while resting at his Caroni home

A man was chopped by a close male relative while resting at his home in Kelly Village in Caroni on Tuesday afternoon.

According to information reaching the Guardian Media, the victim was asleep in his bedroom when at about 3.10 pm his close male relative leaned into his room and began chopping him.

The victim got up and attempted to run away but his relative kept pelting chops at him with a cutlass.

The victim eventually locked himself in a room of the house.

The relative then escaped.

Two shootings are currently engaging police attention

There were two shooting incidents on Wednesday in Arouca and Arima.

In Arouca, Colin Balchan, of Spring Extension, Five Rivers, Arouca, was shot at least three times to the chest by an unknown gunman.

At about 10.30 pm he was walking on the road when he was approached by the gunman who shot him and then escaped. 

One live round and three spent shells of 9 mm ammunition were recovered on the scene.

Balchan was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and is currently warded in a critical condition.

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