Crime

33-year-old Valencia man charged with murder

A Valencia man has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Sheldon Rampersad, which occurred on January 13th 2017.

David Woods, 33, a watchman, of Coconut Drive, Valencia, appeared before Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John, in the Port of Spain 4th Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 8th September, 2017, to answer to the charge.

Forensic pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov resigns

After today forensic pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov will no longer be employed at the Forensic Science Centre.

With over a year service still to go Alexandrov resigned citing health reasons.

Alexandrov says he has high blood pressure and at 70-years-old is being subjected to manually lift bodies, some decomposed.

He gave his resignation with his last day effective August 31 but on the request of his seniors, he remained one week longer.

Tour Operators: "Crime is hurting us"

Members of The Trinidad and Tobago Incoming Tour Operators Association (TTITOA) say they are "appalled and saddened" by the gruesome murder of Dr. Claire Broadbridge, who is the mother of Stephen Broadbridge, the Vice President of TTITOA.

In a statement issued today, the TTITAO said that many members of the association are traumatized and disturbed not only about this murder but also the many murders and crimes that occur daily.

"It has now reached a point where we as citizens of this nation need to make every effort to take back our country," the association said.

$750,000 bail for Arima fisherman charged with fraud

An Arima fisherman was granted $750,000 bail, when he appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate, on Friday 1st September, 2017, charged with five counts of fraud, amounting to approximately $693,000.

Sheldon Taylor, 49, of Cleaver Road, Arima, was charged with two counts of uttering a forged valuable security, uttering a forged document, and two counts of attempting to obtain sums of money by virtue of a forged instrument.

The charges were laid after Taylor surrendered himself to the Fraud Squad, on Wednesday 30th August, 2017.

Current & former British High Commissioners speak out on crime in T&T and rule of law

Britain's High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago Tim Stew and former High Commissioner Arthur Snell have both spoken on the rule of law and crime in this country over the last couple days.

Stew has issued a statement in the form of a Letter to the Editor on recent developments in Trinidad and Tobago.

While he did not refer to the case involving former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan by name, his comments suggest that was his focal point.

He says that all, whatever their position, should be held accountable in a timely way or else the cancer of corruption spreads. 

Warrant for male suspect who assaulted police officers in Indian Walk

A warrant is to be issued for the arrest of a male suspect, who is alleged to have assaulted police officers, during the conduct of their duties at Cumuto Road, Indian Walk, yesterday.

Three officers attached to the Princes Town Police Station, were on mobile patrol around 9:50 am, on Tuesday 29th August, 2017, when they saw a man acting suspiciously.

The officers were carrying out a search of the suspect, when a firearm was allegedly discovered on his person.

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