$300,000 bail for man accused of beating mother and 1-year-old child

A 29-year-old Point Fortin man accused of attacking his former girlfriend and their one-year-old daughter at Mount St Benedict, last week, has been released on $300,000 bail.

Rayon Stanislaus, an employee of Petrotrin was granted bail after appearing before senior magistrate Indrani Cedeno in the Tunapuna Magistrate's Court yesterday morning.

Stanislaus was charged with the attempted murder of 32-year-old Iyanna Hercules and wounding their daughter with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm.

Missing WPC’s colleagues help daughter celebrate fourth birthday

The daughter of missing police woman Nyasha Joseph is unaware of the frantic and futile search to locate her mother, who many now fear is dead.

The child, who turned four yesterday, is being well sheltered by relatives, who have been keeping radios, televisions and social media sites off in the presence of the child and are not purchasing the daily newspapers for fear she may see her mother’s picture and begin asking questions.

Stern John's daughter dies

The daughter of Trinidad and Tobago's all-time leading goalscorer, Stern John, has died.

A statement by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, says staff members and players of the Men’s National Senior Team extends deepest condolences to former national player and current Assistant Coach Stern John on the passing of his daughter Nikela.

Nikela, age 19, passed away on Thursday evening at her Cunupia home due to medical causes still to be determined.

Female police constable, 4-year-old daughter escape abductors after getaway car crashes

A 31-year-old woman police constable and her four-year-old child had a lucky escape after they were abducted during a home invasion at her family’s Tamana home on Sunday night.

The cop and her child walked away from the ordeal when her abductors abandoned her and their getaway vehicle after it crashed into a motorcyclist and ran off the road.

The mother and child were said to be still traumatised last night after being treated and discharged from the Sangre Grande Hospital.

Father accused of raping 15-year-old daughter for second time

A Chaguanas father was denied bail yesterday, after he appeared in court for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter for the second time.

The 38-year-old man, a father of six, appeared before Chaguanas First Court Magistrate Sharon Gibson.

The charge alleged that last month he had sexual intercourse with his daughter “knowing her to be of familial relationship.”

He was not called upon to enter a plea to the indictable charge.

Internationally: Idaho father forces pregnant 14-year-old daughter to marry her rapist

A father has been sentenced to at least four months in jail after forcing his pregnant 14-year-old daughter to marry the 24-year-old man who raped her.

The man, from Idaho, took his daughter and her attacker more than 1,000 miles to Missouri, where minors under 15 are allowed to marry with parental consent in “special circumstances”, such as being pregnant.

“If you get them pregnant then you marry them,” the father told the judge during the hearing, according to local media reports.

Chris Gayle names his daughter "Blush"

West Indies cricketer.Chris Gayle has named his newborn daught, "Blush", after January's Big Bash 'don't blush baby' scandal.

Gayle took to social media to welcome the arrival of his first daughter, having  left his Indian Premier League club Royal Challengers Bangalore to rush back to the Caribbean to be with his partner for the birth.

"We would like to welcome the arrival of our beautiful daughter 'Blush' to this world 2 hours ago, Thank God" Gayle posted on his social accounts, along with a photo of his partner Tasha.