Carenage

Man gunned down in Carenage

A man was gunned down in a shooting incident in Carenage on Tuesday morning.

The victim is Joshua James, who also goes by the alias “Sausage”.

According to a police report, at about 8.15 am, James was shot while walking along Scorpion Alley.

He was taken to the St James Infirmary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

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Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

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

Tsunami drill in Carenage this week

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM)—in collaboration with UNESCO/IOC-CTIC and the Diego Martin Regional Corporation—will conduct a Community Tsunami Drill between School Street and Abbe Poujade Street, Carenage, this week.

The drill is scheduled to run from 10:00 am to Noon, on Wednesday 5th February 2020, and will also include officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS).

27-year-old man shot dead in Carenage

A 27-year-old man has been shot dead in Carenage, taking the murder toll to 223  for the year.

The deceased has been identified as David "Mango" Roberts.

According to a police report, Roberts was standing along Haig Street shortly after 5 am Friday when he was shot several times by gunmen.

He died on the scene.

Speaking with the Guardian Media Friday, concerned residents said the gang warfare in the area continues and have again called for increased police patrols in the area.

Man injured in Carenage police shooting gets bail

A Care­nage man who was shot and in­ju­red three weeks ago dur­ing a po­lice-in­volved shoot­ing in Big Yard, Care­nage, was grant­ed bail yes­ter­day, as the po­lice once again failed to prop­er­ly present their ev­i­dence in the mat­ter.

This al­lowed one of the men, De­quan Dyall, 21, to be grant­ed bail with a sure­ty or a cash al­ter­na­tive of $40,000 af­ter the mat­ter was heard for the sec­ond time in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ 4b Court be­fore Mag­is­trate Sarah De Sil­va.

Love, hate for police in Carenage hills

While res­i­dents of Big Yard, Care­nage, claim they are be­ing tar­get­ed by the po­lice, the near­by com­mu­ni­ty of L’anse Mi­tan is call­ing for high­er vis­i­bil­i­ty of law en­force­ment of­fi­cers due to an on­go­ing war be­tween op­pos­ing gangs who have been un­leash­ing a reign of ter­ror on law-abid­ing cit­i­zens.

The call for a greater po­lice pres­ence was made by L’anse Mi­tan res­i­dents yes­ter­day, four days af­ter Keron Eve, 30, Ka­reem Roberts, 27, and Nao­mi Nel­son, 14, were al­leged­ly shot dead in a po­lice-re­lat­ed shoot­ing.

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