Two Laventille men charged with kidnapping, rape and buggery

Two Laventille men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with the kidnapping, rape and buggery against a 21-year-old woman, by officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Keston Modeste, 23, of George Street, Port of Spain, and Khadir Martinez, 21, of Laventille Road, Laventille, are also jointly charged with grievous sexual assault, assault by beating, and false imprisonment.

The men were arrested following a report made by the victim who alleged she was abducted and raped on Friday 11th May, 2018.

Hinds: $4.5m swimming pool gift for Laventille

Sogren Trace in Laventille will have a $4.5 m community swimming pool by the end of the year. Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds says the development of the new Laventille Community Swimming Pool was a “gift to the people of Laventille”.

Hinds was speaking yesterday at the sod-turning for Laventille Community Swimming Pool facility which was hosted by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and Housing and Urban Development in conjunction with Udecott at Sogren Trace.

Murder in Laventille

An early morning shooting has claimed the life of a man.

Reports indicate that shortly after midnight, 37-year-old Andrew Perriera was walking in the vicinity of the Morris Marshall basketball court in Trou Macaque, Laventille when he was ambushed and shot by a gunman.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing the assailant fleeing the scene by foot.

The police were called in and upon arrival pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.


Police seize gun, drugs and ammunition in Laventille

Police officers seized a quantity of marijuana and ammunition during aa anti-crime exercise in Laventille yesterday.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A revolver and a quantity of marijuana were discovered by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team, during an anti-crime exercise in the Laventille district, yesterday.