Laventille

Two arrested for robbery and wounding

Two men have been arrested in connection with a report of robbery and wounding.

According to police reports, officers were on mobile patrol when they responded to a report of robbery and wounding at Tragarete Road and Cipriani Boulevard, around 11:00pm, on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

The officers, with the assistance of an off-duty police officer, arrested two suspects in connection with the incident and seized a revolver and three rounds of ammunition.

Hinds: Laventille in crisis

Laven­tille is in cri­sis and we need to fix it.

This was the sen­ti­ment of Laven­tille West MP Fitzger­ald Hinds dur­ing a meet­ing at the St Barbs Bas­ket­ball Court yes­ter­day.

“The rea­son why we call this meet­ing to­day is to bring this re­al­i­ty to you to let you un­der­stand that we have a cri­sis in Laven­tille,” said Hinds

He added: “This is a cri­sis be­cause you know bet­ter than me that this evening your chil­dren are at risk.

They could be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Seven homeless after Laventille fire

A bush fire got out of con­trol af­ter a man tried to burn some dried grass de­stroyed two homes and a car in Laven­tille on Sunday leav­ing sev­en peo­ple home­less.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the two wood­en hous­es caught fire around 9 am in Block 22, Laven­tille.

The af­fect­ed fam­i­lies were not present when Guardian Me­dia vis­it­ed the scene around 10 am.

Res­i­dent Se­le­na Williams said she was get­ting ready for church when she was alert­ed by neigh­bours about the blaze.

“I smell the bush burn­ing and I peek out,” she said.

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