A San Fernando councillor is being hailed as a hero after she rescued an elderly man from a burning house yesterday afternoon.
Evans Williams, 84, of Baldovan Terrace, Cocoyea Village, suffered serious burns about his legs and was being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital last evening.
When the fire broke out around 2.30 pm, Teresa Lynch, the Peoples National Movement representative for Cocoyea/Tarouba was at the Cocoyea Community Centre, about four houses away from Williams’ home.
Hours after receiving a letter from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's attorneys asking her to apologise and pay damages for defamatory statements made against him, United National Congress alderman Marisa Ramlogan said her focus remains on the floods and not the Prime Minister.
As Guardian Media broke the story of Ramlogan getting a 26-page pre-action protocol letter from Rowley, the alderman, in a voice note, said the impending lawsuit was not getting her attention at this time.
Police are conducting an investigation into an incident at the house of councillor for Cunupia, Vandana Mohit.
Around 9 pm last night, the woman was at her home in Jerningham village Cunupia when loud explosions were heard outside.
When they checked, there were bullets holes in the building.
Since the incident was reported to the Cunupia police station, the councillor has not made an official statement.
Member of Parliament for Chaguanas East, Fazal Karim condemned the action.