Port-of-Spain

Lost World War II love letter addressed to Port-of-Spain finally delivered, 72-years later

Seventy-two years ago, a love letter that was meant to be delivered to a sailor based in Trinidad got lost.

It has now been delivered to the rightful owner.

The letter, postmarked May 1945, was written by a woman named Virginia to her husband, Rolf Christoffersen, who was a sailor at the time in the Norwegian Navy based in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago.

Melissa Fahy and her father found the letter in a gap under the stairs while renovating her Westfield, New Jersey home.

Passengers upset over yet another delay with inter-island ferry

More reports of problems at the port of Port-of-Spain as passengers scheduled to sail this morning have been told their vessel will now sail tonight.

It’s the latest in a series of delays and inconveniences that have plagued inter-island travel recently.

This has been compounded by the problems with the transport of cargo and the move by intercontinental shipping to pull its ship, the Super Fast Galicia, out of service.

MSC Fantasia booked to become 2nd largest cruise ship to ever dock in Port-of-Spain

The MSC Fantasia will begin calls to Port-of-Spain during the 2017/18 cruise season, a statement by the Tourism Development Company says.

The announcement was made recently at the MSC Cruises Travel Partners Event hosted by MSC Cruises and co-sponsored by the Tourism Development Company.

The MSC Fantasia has a passenger capacity of 3900 with 1200 crew members.

It will be the second largest cruise ship to visit Trinidad.

The MSC Cruises Travel Partners Event was attended by local cruise-specific travel agents and their representatives.

Police investigate murder at corner of Prince, Frederick streets

Police are investigating the murder of a man at the corner of Prince and Frederick streets in Port-of-Spain.

Reports indicate the man had been chopped to death early Monday morning.

Crime scene investigators were still processing the scene during rush hour as thousands made their way to work.

Full details of the murder were not clear by 8am when this report was compiled.

Further updates will be made available when we get more.

 

Downtown fire contained

Fire has damaged parts of a well known building in Port of Spain.

The building, located on Independence Square, was occupied by the Ministry of Social Development and other tenants.

It was evacuated shortly after 3pm, when smoke and flames were seen coming from inside.

Man shot dead in Port-of-Spain

Police are investigating the murder of a man on Clifton Street, Port-of-Spain this morning.

According to police reports, residents heard several loud explosions around 1 am Wednesday.

The body of a man was later discovered lying face-down in a drain bearing gunshot wounds.

Homicide officers are continuing investigations.

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National clean-up drive moves to Port-of-Spain this weekend

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government is taking the national clean-up drive to Port-of-Spain this weekend.

The Ministry is asking residents to clean out their surroundings and put out their bulk and white waste on Friday evening as collection will take place over Saturday and Sunday.

Minister Kazim Hosein has also called for volunteers and corporate partners in the city of Port of Spain to get involved in the clean-up efforts.

Driver killed in downtown robbery

Police are investigating a murder which took place in East Port-of-Spain around 10 am today.

According to reports, an unidentified man was driving west along Queen Street, between George and Charlotte Street when he was shot and killed.

Early reports are that the man was driving in his vehicle along Queen Street when he was approached by a group of men, who attempted to rob him.

The man was said to have struggled with the men and was able to drive away.

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