Malcolm Williams, 38, of Chaguanas, has been sentenced to one-year hard labour for possession of two firearms after appearing before the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court, earlier today.
Williams pleaded guilty to the offence of possession of firearms and not guilty to possession of ammunition when he stood before Magistrate Alicia Chankar on December 10th.
The ammunition possession charges were laid after a search warrant was executed at his home on December 9th by officers of the Mayaro Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
A 44-year-old father was granted $50,000 bail when he appeared in court charged with willfully neglecting a two-year-old boy.
Nkori Matthews pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Margaret Alert in the Siparia Magistrates Court on Monday.
But after contradicting the prosecution’s case against him, he pleaded not guilty. Matthews was accused of leaving the child alone at his Abby Street, South Oropouche home on December 2.
The child’s uncle reported the incident to the Oropouche Police Station.
A former employee of the Children’s Life Fund (CLF), charged with 13 offences of larceny has been granted $100,000 bail.
Krisas Sookraj, 43, of School Street, Carenage, appeared before Magistrate Ava Vandenberg-Bailey at the Tunapuna Magistrates Court on Monday.
Sookraj, who was arrested at her home on December 5, was charged with 13 offences of fraud against the Children’s Life Fund amounting to US$15,640. The charges were laid by Sgt Damian Thomas of the Fraud Squad on December 7.
A man dressed as a security guard from a prominent security firm robbed Caribbean Airlines of a large sum of money when he "collected" a money bag from the Caribbean Airlines counter at Piarco International Airport on Monday.
Police said the bag contained close to $100,000 and the man went up to the counter after 11 am pretending to be the security officer who had arrived to collect cash from sales.
CAL officials made a report to the Piarco Police Station at about 1 pm.
Security Guard Jodie Awai was mercilessly beaten to death during a robbery at his workplace at Macfoods Meat Processors Limited in Laventille Sunday night.
Awai lived at Belmont and was a father of eight children.
Awai's relatives, although very distraught over his killing Monday, saluted him for his heroic act.
Awai's brother, Mark, said he is proud of his brother for believing in his duty as a security guard in protecting the people he worked for.
Gregory Ifill, 66, and his 35-year-old son Fabien Ifill both of Duranta Gardens, Sangre Grande have been jointly charged with assault and wounding with intent against their neighbour.
They are due to appear before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court today, to answer to these charges.
Police have rescued kidnap victim Josh Quashie.
In a release a short while ago, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith announced that Quashie had been rescued from an apartment in Carenage.
The rescue operation was conducted by members of the Special Operational Response Team and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU).
Quashie is said to be receiving medical treatment at this time and in severely traumatised.
According to reports, Quashie, 38 of Montrose, Chaguanas, was kidnapped on Saturday morning.