A Port-of-Spain man has been charged with the murder of Hayman Sooknanan, which occurred on May 16th, 2017.
Shaquile Rogers, aka ‘Reddo’, 24, a businessman of Nelson Street, Port of Spain, was charged with murder, after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Sunday 9th July, 2017.
Sooknanan, 20, of Chandoo Lane, El Socorro, was found dead on Tuesday 16th May, 2017, along Duncan Street, Port of Spain, with gunshot wounds to his head and neck.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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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.