Court rules Chaguanas vendors must move from old health centre

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.

Man stabbed to death in Chaguanas

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.


Tight security for Chaguanas mas

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.

Cops kill Central man

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.

Warner testifies for Chaguanas vendors

For­mer gov­ern­ment min­is­ter and Ch­agua­nas West MP Jack Warn­er has tes­ti­fied on be­half of street ven­dors from Ch­agua­nas, who are chal­leng­ing a pro­pos­al to evict them from a tem­po­rary lo­ca­tion which they have been oc­cu­py­ing for al­most eight years.

Warn­er took the wit­ness stand be­fore Jus­tice Kevin Ram­cha­ran, at the Hall of Jus­tice, in Port-of-Spain as the ven­dors’ law­suit against the Ch­agua­nas Bor­ough Cor­po­ra­tion be­gan yes­ter­day.

Woman murdered in Chaguanas - attorney's secretary found with throat slit

Police are currently on the scene of a murder at Ramasaran Street in Chaguanas, where a woman is the victim.

She has been identified as Nicole Debideen.

Reports indicate that the woman was the secretary of an attorney-at-law and was found with her throat slit.

Police are currently on the scene and we'll have more when we get it.

$200,000 bail for Chaguanas man on gun & ammo charges

A Chaguanas man has appeared before a Siparia Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, after being arrested by officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF).

Travis Sinanan, 35, an Operating Supervisor for Paramount Transport Ltd., of Palmiste Village, Chaguanas, appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert in the Siparia 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 11th June, 2018, to answer the charges.

Sinanan was granted $200,000 bail with surety and the matter was postponed to Friday 8th July, 2018.