A 55-year-old domestic violence survivor on Monday recounted her life of terror as she called for police officers to be better trained and have more sensitivity when dealing with domestic violence victims and cases.
The St Vincentian national, who has been living in T&T for the past 37 years, knows all too well about how dangerous and deadly domestic violence can be.
Two years ago, her daughter was killed because of domestic violence.
Although Samuel Sahadeo was less than 50 metres away from his home, he could do little as it went up in flames yesterday.
But residents of Tarouba Road said the fire was no accident as one of Sahadeo’s neighbours was seen walking out of the house when smoke began to rise.
Sahadeo, a handyman, said he was at the neighbour’s home attending to his plants around 2 pm.
He said as he walked to the side of the house to drink from a pipe, he saw smoke.
The British High Commission has asked police to investigate an online scam that promised the commission's help to get jobs for locals in exchange for a fee.
An official at the High Commission told Guardian Media that the scam was brought to their attention Monday when a job seeker called asking for information.
The official, who asked not to be named, said a website offered provisional contracts of employment at two hotels in Lancaster, England.
Applicants were asked to make a payment to indicate they were serious about taking the job.
A Venezuelan national has been held at the Piarco International Airport with US$169,000 strapped to her body.
The woman was attempting to board a flight out of the country last Thursday.
Immigration officials say she could not properly account for the money.
Immigration sources told Guardian Media that the woman who was destined to Caracas walked through the airport security scanners and was later subjected to a body search by security officers of the Airports Authority.
A 43-year-old St Helena man has been sentenced to two years with hard labour for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
David Neeranjan was found guilty on Monday after a year-long trial before Magistrate Darmanie at the Tunapuna Magistrates' Court.
The drugs had an estimated street value of $500,000.
Police have seized a quantity of compressed marijuana during an exercise in Belmont.
The marijuana was discovered by officers during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Port of Spain Division on Sunday.
Officers of the Port-of-Spain Division Task Force conducted searches of several areas in the Belmont and St. Ann’s districts during the exercise.
One search resulted in officers discovering 300 grammes of marijuana at an abandoned house along Belle Eau Road, Belmont.
In a separate incident, one suspect was held on enquiries into gang-related activities.
Investigations are continuing into an attempt on the life of a 24-year-old man from Coconut Drive, Morvant, while in Malabar on Sunday.
According to a police report, at about 1 pm the man was in his black Nissan wagon at the corner of Banyan and Mahogany Drive when a gunman approached him and shot him in the back.
Police said the man was taken to the Arima District Health Facility and then transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mount Hope where he, up to press time last evening, remains warded in a critical condition.
- Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant
Investigating officers are yet to establish a motive in the killing of a man from Carapichaima, who was found with his throat slit.
The man, who was identified as Nicholas Murphy, 43, also bore multiple stab wounds to the head.
Police are currently at Harris Promenade, San Fernando, where an Arouca man was shot this morning. The incident took place in the vicinity of two schools.
Preliminary reports are that the victim, who has not been identified, was in San Fernando with his brother to purchase a car. They had $27,000 in cash with them and had arranged to meet with the seller on Harris Promenade.
A 36-year-old man was gunned down in Cascade on Thursday night. Police said at around 9.30 pm, Kendell Baptiste, of Upper Cascade Road, Cascade was ambushed by gunmen in an area commonly known as Blanca.
Residents heard a volley of gunshots and called the police who found the dead man slumped on the roadway. The body was viewed by a district medical Officer and removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James. Police are yet to determine a motive for this murder.