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Man chopped and wounded in Central Trinidad

A 36-year-old Nigerian national is currently warded at hospital following a chopping incident this morning.

CNC3 NEWS understands that shortly after 7am, a man, who is yet to be identified, was accosted by another man in the vicinity of Busy Corner in Chaguanas.

According to eyewitnesses, an altercation ensued and the man was dealt several chops about the body.

The chopping incident happened in the full glare of members of the public, who scampered to safety.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he remains warded in a serious condition.

Toddler dies in fire, father critical at hospital

Tragedy struck for a St James family as a three-year-old toddler died after a fire consumed her home on Friday morning. The child's father, Abiola Alleyne is now listed in critical condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital as he sustained 60 per cent burns about his body.

The child's mother, Rachel Harewood and the child's four-year-old sibling both survived the blaze.

Harewood, who is said to be very distraught, refused to speak to the Guardian Media.

Child dies in St James fire

A three year old boy perished in an early morning fire at his St James home.

He has been identified as Akauleni Alleyne.

Fire officers told CNC3 NEWS that they received a call at 5 this morning that a house along Dibe Road in Long Circular was on fire. When the officers arrived, the single-storey home was well alight. When fire officers extinguished the blaze, the charred remains of the child were discovered.

CNC3 NEWS understands the child's father is at hospital after receiving severe burns while trying to save the child.

Shooting incident in Diego Martin

Two men were gunned down in Diego Martin last night.

CNC3 News understands that at around 7.45pm, 58-year-old Larry Joseph and 20-year-old Joseph Daniel were among a group of persons at Covigne Road, when they were shot and killed.

Daniel died at the scene while Joseph (of Cemetery Street) died while being treated at the St James Health Facility.

A third person, who was shot in the arm, was taken to hospital.

Pictures have begun circulating on social media showing one of the victims clenching several $100 bills.

Investigations are continuing.

 

Republic Bank employee dies weeks after being burnt

A Republic Bank employee attached to the Valsayn Branch, identified as Seon Solomon, has died from injuries he sustained weeks ago.

Earlier this month, Seon Solomon got into an altercation with someone in the St Joseph area while liming.

Reports are the individual threw a flammable substance on Solomon, and then set him on fire.

Police probe two murders, two hours apart

Homicide detectives are investigating two unrelated murders that took place in North Trinidad on Sunday night, within the space of two hours.

In the later incident, shortly after 9 pm, Derrick Valentine, 33, of Covigne Road, Diego Martin, was at his home with his family when two gunmen men stormed into the house.

The men then opened fire, shooting Valentine multiple times about the body before escaping.

Valentine was taken to the St James infirmary where he died while undergoing emergency treatment.

Burglars steal critical medicine from hospital

Hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars worth of crit­i­cal med­ica­tion for pa­tients, in­clud­ing those with ter­mi­nal ill­ness­es such as can­cer, have been stolen from the phar­ma­cy at the St James Med­ical Com­plex (SJMC).

In an im­me­di­ate re­sponse to this “tragedy” that struck the health in­sti­tu­tion, act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer at the North West Re­gion­al Health (NWRHA), Ter­ron Gilchrist con­demned the act and ques­tioned, “Why would some­one want to take God out of their thoughts and steal med­i­cine for the sur­vival of sick peo­ple?”

Ramdeen hospitalised, reportedly not eating or sleeping well

UNC Senator Gerald Ramdeen, who has been detained along with former attorney general Anand Ramlogan in a legal fees kickback scam, was taken to a Medical Institution at 12:30 PM.

Ramdeen, who has been in police custody since Wednesday morning after surrendering to officers of the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau, complained of feeling unwell just before noon.

Blackout at San Fernando General Hospital

An electrical blackout at the San Fernando General Hospital left patients hungry and in tears on Thursday.

The hospital which accommodates more than 750 patients went dark around 1 pm. Before the blackout, patients were told that electrical works had to be done and there will be a disruption in supply between 1 pm to 7 pm. 

When the Guardian visited the hospital around 5 pm, the corridors on the lower floors were in complete darkness. Visitor Rajesh Maharaj who went to Ward One said, "You need a torchlight to go in there.

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