MATT condemns attack on journalist Lasana Liburd

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) says it has been made aware of a disturbing incident involving a former member of the executive and freelance journalist, Lasana Liburd.

According to a report, received by MATT, Liburd was attacked while performing his job at the school's Intercol finals yesterday.

"This attack is said to have been initiated by someone who Mr. Liburd had recently written an article about and initiated legal action against," MATT said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Passer-by rescues Enterprise woman following another gun-beating attack

An Enterprise woman, found in a violent and potentially fatal situation, was rescued by a passer-by in the Enterprise district, last night.

The 24-year-old woman was walking along Enterprise Street, Enterprise, around 9:30 pm when she was forced into a vehicle by a man known to her at gunpoint.

The woman told police she was beaten about the body with the use of a firearm by the attacker.

Upon approaching Montrose Junction, the woman told police she jumped out of the moving vehicle but was pursued on foot by the attacker.

Man survives pit bull attack

A 64-year-old pensioner is thanking God for life today, after he survived an attack by a pit bull in front of his sister’s La Sieva Road, Sangre Grande home on Saturday.

Father of four Jairam Rampersad told T&T Guardian he was viciously attacked by a pit bull when he went to visit his sister.

Woman still critical after arm severed

A mother whose hand was severed by her son in a brutal cutlass attack remains warded in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

Doctors have managed to stem the bleeding in her brain and have reattached her limb but cannot say if she will ever regain full control of her hand. A source at the hospital said she is making slow progress and it may be weeks before she is able to give a statement to the police.

PM fears a violent attack

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is warning citizens of another possible coup d’etat against the Government similar to the July 1990 insurrection by the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen.

Speaking during a People’s National Movement meeting at the La Horquetta Regional Complex on Thursday night, Rowley, the head of the National Security Council, said citizens could wake up one morning to an attack against the country.

Guardian photographer attacked while attempting to take photos of A&V compound

Guardian photographer Kristian De Silva is this evening seeking medical care and has filed a report with police, after being attacked while trying to take photos of the A&V Oil and Gas compound in Penal.

De Silva said he and report Sascha Wilson had gone to the compound to follow-up on the latest developments involving A&V Oil and Gas.


While on Nazim Avenue he was attempting to take photographs for the Trinidad Guardian newspaper, when a man approached him in a pick-up vehicle.

Adventists: Attack on Father Harvey an 'onslaught on God himself'

The Seventh-Day Adventists Church Community has joined the voices of other religious bodies, politicians and concerned citizens in condemning the brutal attack on Catholic priest, Fr Clyde Harvey, at St. Martin de Porres Church on Monday.

In a statement today, the church says it sees this not as an assault on a mere religious leader, but a direct onslaught on God Himself.

International: Philippine military says terrorists were not behind casino attack

The Philippine military has rejected the Islamic State group’s claim of responsibility for an attack on a Manila casino complex in which 36 people died.

A gunman entered the Resorts World Manila complex early Friday and set fire to the gambling tables, unleashing smoke that killed patrons and casino employees.

The gunman fled with $2 million in stolen casino chips, then forced his way into a room in an adjoining hotel and killed himself.

Police say they believe it was a robbery gone wrong.