A double murder has been recorded in Claxton Bay, pushing the murder toll up to 50.
According to reports, at about one this morning, an 18-year-old man and a 33-year old woman were shot dead in their home at Springvale, Claxton Bay.
The woman has been identified as Cindy Joseph, and is said to be the mother of a 11-year-old child.
Reports indicate that neighbours heard the gun shots and reportedly saw three men running from the scene. Upon investigating at the house, they found the man and the woman bleeding from gunshot wounds.
A helicopter pilot from Diego Martin, charged with trafficking almost 1.3 million in cocaine, has been freed.
Tonya d’Almada, of Crystal Gardens, Van Buren Avenue, Diego Martin, was found not guilty at the end of her trial before Magistrate Rheanna Hosein in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The man charged with the murder of school teacher Ashram Boodram has pending matters for attempted murder and armed robbery.
Carl Richardson, 30, of St John’s Village, Ste Madeleine, admitted that he also had a criminal record when he appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Citizens who have been convicted of sex crimes beyond Trinidad and Tobago’s jurisdiction will not be spared public scrutiny.
This country’s Sexual Offenders Registry will also list the information of persons who have been convicted of sexual crimes in other countries.
A prisoner who stabbed another prisoner on Tuesday whilst in the holding cell block of the Chaguanas Magistrates' Court, has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, 12 of which will be hard labour.
Nigel McSween, 33, of Pierre Trace in Enterprise, was charged for maliciously wounding Makeel Simon, 29, of Kestrel Boulevard, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas.
McSween also was charged for having a shank (an improvised weapon) in his possession.
When called upon by First Court Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan, McSween pleaded guilty to the offences.
A man, who had just left his Maloney apartment for work, was shot and wounded on Wednesday morning.
According to a police report, at about 6.30 am, Hardy Abdul Mohammed, had just walked out of Building 20 when a gunman approached him and shot him several times.
Mohammed was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated, warded and is said to be in a serious condition.
Police said they are "very familiar" with Mohammed, who is also known as Shervon Ransom, and is said to be in his early 40s.
A 24-year-old man who was caught driving under the influence of alcohol after his driver’s permit was suspended has been jailed for 12 months.
A Gasparillo couple and another man, charged with 963 fraud charges, were remanded into custody on Monday night after the reading of the charges took almost seven hours.
One man was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Port of Spain district, yesterday.
Officers conducted the exercise between 10:00am and 11:00pm, on Monday 3rd February 2020.
The other suspect in the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo is expected to be charged and may face a San Fernando Magistrate, today.
The 17-year-old minor has been in custody at the Child Protection Unit (CPU) in South Oropouche, since being discharged from the San Fernando General Hospital, pending further inquiries.