A 36-year-old Nigerian national is currently warded at hospital following a chopping incident this morning.
CNC3 NEWS understands that shortly after 7am, a man, who is yet to be identified, was accosted by another man in the vicinity of Busy Corner in Chaguanas.
According to eyewitnesses, an altercation ensued and the man was dealt several chops about the body.
The chopping incident happened in the full glare of members of the public, who scampered to safety.
The injured man was taken to hospital where he remains warded in a serious condition.
Five persons were arrested and a bulletproof vest, a pair of camouflage pants, two masks and a quantity of cocaine seized by officers of the Central Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Chaguanas district yesterday.
The exercise was conducted between 2:30pm and 7:00pm, on Wednesday 5th February 2020, and was supervised by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Hunte, Supt. (Ag.) Mystar, ASP Smith, Insp. Jordan and Sgt. Stewart.
As the 2019 Local Government Elections are set to run-off on Monday December 2nd, the latest NACTA Poll says it may be too close to call in the Siparia constituency.
And the NACTA pollsters say while voters are “disenchanted with the PNM’s governance”, the UNC may not be able to capitalise on that, given its current line-up.
In a release outlining the Poll’s latest results, the NACTA team says whoever is able to mobilise on the ground will be the overall winner in each constituency.
The full text of the release, follows…
A revolver and quantities of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Central Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Claxton Bay district yesterday.
According to police reports, officers of the Chaguanas and Couva CIDs proceeded to Pranz Gardens, Claxton Bay, where they conducted a search.
The search resulted in officers finding the firearm, along with four rounds of ammunition and 3.13 kilogrammes of marijuana. The drug has an estimated street value of $31,300.
Investigations are ongoing.
Chaguanas vendors will have to move.
The association representing the vendors has lost its application for judicial review in the High Court.
Justice Kevin Ramcharan this morning dismissed their claim that the vendors had a legitimate expectation to remain and have their vending booths permanently established at the old Chaguanas health centre facility.
A man has been stabbed to death in Chaguanas.
According to police reports shortly before 7pm Wednesday, 32-year-old Kobina Andrews was accosted by a man known to him while walking along the Chaguanas main road.
An altercation ensued and Andrews was subsequently stabbed several times about the body by the assailant who escaped on foot.
Andrews, of Caroni Savannah Road, was taken to the Chaguanas health facility where he died while undergoing treatment.
Officers of the Chaguanas Police Station are continuing investigations.
Police are expected to be out in full force for this year’s Carnival in Chaguanas.
This was confirmed by ASP Richard Smith as he spoke with bandleaders at the Chaguanas Borough Administrative Complex on Tuesday night during a meeting with the police and the Chaguanas Carnival Committee (CCC).
Smith said random searches would be conducted and uniformed and plainclothes officers, would be out during celebrations.
He said the police would be assisted by Traffic Wardens and the Municipal Police.
Chaguanas resident Allan Mohammed was killed in a police-involved shooting in his community early Friday.
Reports are sketchy but Guardian Media understands Mohammed, 28, was shot by officers while he was in his black SUV around 10.30 am, allegedly after he was involved in a confrontation with them as his vehicle approached theirs along Crown Trace, Enterprise. Mohammed allegedly drew a Mac11 firearm during the incident and officers opened fire on him.