18-year-old female among five held for gun possession

Five persons, including a 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were arrested and a pistol, a revolver and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, Area East, during an anti-crime exercise in the Arima district yesterday.

Officers were on mobile patrol, around 10:40 am, on Sunday, when they observed a black Nissan Almera with five occupants proceeding along Guerra Road, Calvary Hill, Arima.

Upon seeing the officers, the occupants of the vehicle started acting suspiciously.

Santa Cruz man found stabbed to death

Police are investigating the stabbing death of a man in Blackford Street, Cantaro, Santa Cruz.

He has so far only been identified as Brain aka Horsies.

He was found stabbed to death at his home.

Santa Cruz police are investigating.

This is a developing story. We will have more when we get it.

Body found in Penal

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of a man.

Details are sketchy, but CNC3 has been informed that around 6 am, a passerby stumbled across the body in some bushes at Rampersad Trace, Clarke Road, Penal.

The police were notified.

Preliminary reports suggest the man may have been struck by a motor vehicle.


Drive-by murder in Diego Martin

A 30-year-old man has been shot and killed in Diego Martin.
Reports indicate that around 4:50 pm on Sunday, Kendel Dowden was walking along Cezan Trace, River Estate, Diego Martin when a car pulled along him.
Eyewitnesses say an occupant of the vehicle then opened fire on the man before fleeing the scene.
The police were called in, Dowden was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Investigations are ongoing.

Trini held on Miami bus by customs could be deported

A Trinidad man who moved to Miami when he was 19, about 12 years ago, has been nabbed by Miami police and now faces deportation, the Miami New Times has reported.

However, Elizabeth Fernandez, spokesman for the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), the group which shared the video of the man being detained last week, has declined to identify him.

A video last week showed US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents hauling the man in handcuffs off a Greyhound in Fort Lauderdale, after demanding papers from passengers on the bus.

Calypso Fiesta patrons’ cars stolen

After enjoying the Calypso Fiesta at Skinner Park on Saturday, three patrons were left stranded after their vehicles were stolen.

The first car, belonging to La Romaine resident Roger Noor, 50, was stolen from the Skinner Park car park at Todd Street. He told police when he returned to the car park around 3 pm he could not find his $30,000 white Nissan B13.

Alicia St Louis, 44, of Fyzabad, later reported that around 6.30 pm, she parked her $40,000 white B14 at Cross Crossing near the Quik Shoppe, but when she returned around 9.30 pm her car was missing.

US Professor: Human trafficking will skyrocket under the tougher immigration laws

Donald Trump’s immigration policies have been vilified and demonized by many globally.

There is a fear that the tougher immigration approach will have a deleterious effect on the efforts to combat human trafficking. Some NGOs and academies have expressed the view that victims especially those who may be undocumented migrants will now be fearful to come forward and seek help.

One Professor of Georgetown University told the international community that “human trafficking will skyrocket under the tougher immigration laws.”

Grocery cashiers robbed of $11,000

Two supermarket cashiers were robbed at gunpoint at the crime-stricken Housing Development Corporation Village Plaza in Pleasantville on Saturday afternoon.

According to a report, around 4.50 pm Edwina Loubon, 36, and Nicole Reifer, 43, were at the Pleasantville Supermarket when they were approached by a man who pointed a gun at them and announced a hold up. He robbed them of a total of $11,075 before running away.