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Man falls to his death at HDC building

A men­tal­ly chal­lenged man fell to his death in a stair­case at the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion's Nel­son Street Plan­nings in Port-of-Spain on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, short­ly 2 pm res­i­dents heard a loud sound com­ing from the stair­case. When they in­ves­ti­gat­ed they found Clement Hakim, 59, dead along­side the stair­way. Res­i­dents said they heard no com­mo­tion pri­or to hear­ing him fall.

Po­lice have ruled his death as ac­ci­den­tal as they had no ev­i­dence to sug­gest he was pushed.

Griffith: Sex Island fete will not happen Undercover cops on alert

Un­der­cov­er po­lice of­fi­cers who have been dis­patched to “every cor­ner” of T&T to mon­i­tor il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties such as pros­ti­tu­tion and hu­man traf­fick­ing, will now fo­cus their at­ten­tion on the Sex Is­land event be­ing pro­mot­ed by a for­eign com­pa­ny for Down the Is­lands this week­end.

This was dis­closed by the Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice (CoP) Gary Grif­fith on CNC3’s The Morn­ing Brew Tues­day, as he dis­cussed a New York Post ar­ti­cle that iden­ti­fied T&T as its new lo­ca­tion for the in­fa­mous “Sex Is­land” all-in­clu­sive par­ty.

Baby removed from dilapidated house

Three-week-old ba­by Im­ran Ali has been tak­en out of a dirty, di­lap­i­dat­ed house at Philip­pine and is now ward­ed at the San Fer­nan­do Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal un­der the care of the Child Pro­tec­tion Unit.

Days af­ter the Guardian Me­dia high­light­ed the ba­by’s plight, there are al­le­ga­tions that scam­mers are hood­wink­ing Good Samar­i­tans and prof­it­ing from the fam­i­ly’s plight.

Sev­er­al peo­ple who reached out to the Guardian Me­dia said a lot of the items do­nat­ed to the fam­i­ly are now be­ing sold by Ali’s rel­a­tives.

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