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Princes Town bridge set on fire

A wood­en bridge along the Buen In­ten­to Road in Princes Town was set on fire ear­ly this morn­ing. The bridge has since been cor­doned off and mo­torists are be­ing di­rect­ed to use al­ter­na­tive routes.

Ju­nior Seep­er­sad, who lives in the area, said: “This morn­ing I had a make a de­tour which took 45 min­utes more for me to reach to work. There are chil­dren who could not go to school this morn­ing be­cause they could not cross the bridge. Peo­ple could not go to work. It is re­al­ly an in­con­ve­nience now.”

Murder in Princes Town

A man has been shot an killed in princes town.

Details are still coming to hand however CNC3 News understands that shortly after 7am, Kevon Richardson also known as "Dappa" was ambushed outside his home by a gunman.

An altercation ensued and Richardson was shot by his assailant.

On hearing the loud explosions police were contacted and discovered the man lying in a pool of blood.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Another Prison Officer Murdered

An early morning shooting has claimed the life of a Prison Officer attached to the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca. CNC3 News understands around 4 am the officer identified as 38-year-old Darren Francis was at his home located at Hillview Drive, Princes Town when he was ambushed. The armed assailant is said to have shot Francis once in the head. The police were contacted and discovered Francis lying in a pool of blood. He was taken to the District Health Facility but was pronounced dead on arrival.

March against crime in Princes Town

Head of the Hindustan Shiv mandir Pundit Kasheva Gosine has led devotees in a march against crime, saying many crimes in Princes Town go unreported.

The procession marked the start of the Hindu period of Navratri.

Gosine said the nine nights of Bhagwat (prayers) were meant to bring harmony in the community hard hit by crime.

Penal man charged with possession of gun and ammunition

A Princes Town man, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, is expected to appear before the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court on Friday 24th August, 2018, to answer to the charges. 

Kerron Joseph, a 22-year-old of Mohan Avenue, Princes Town, was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his home during an anti-crime exercise yesterday.

During the exercise, officers attached to the Princes Town Criminal Investigations Department (CID), executed the warrant around 5:15pm on Wednesday 22nd August, 2018.

Princes Town man sentenced to hard-labour for housebreaking & larceny

A Princes Town man is sentenced to 70 months’ hard-labour by a Princes Town Magistrate, after pleading guilty to housebreaking and larceny of a woman’s house in Moruga.

Prem Gajadhar, 22, of Matilda Avenue, Princes Town, was also charged with possession of marijuana, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Rae Roopchand, in the Princes Town 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 23rd July, 2018, to answer to the charges.

He was sentenced to 70 months’ hard-labour for the charge of housebreaking and larceny and 12 months’ hard-labour for the charge of possession of marijuana.

Princes Town Presbyterian parents call on minister to keep promise & rebuild school

Determined to get a new school before the next academic year, scores of parents and pupils from Princes Town Presbyterian No 1 & 2 schools staged a placard protest Monday, as they called on Education Minister Anthony Garcia to make good on his promise to rebuild their school.

The school structure at Edward Street has been torn down since last year but because of a dispute between the Ministry and the Presbyterian Primary Schools Board of Education, almost 900 pupils from the two schools are facing severe hardship.

Princes Town man charged with sexual assault of special needs woman

A Princes Town man, charged with buggery and grievous sexual assault against a 19-year-old woman with developmental delays, has been granted bail in the amount of $300,000 with surety, after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate today.

Negus Charles, 38, a labourer, of Realize Road, Princes Town, who is also charged with indecent assault, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 21st May, 2018.

The matter has been postponed to Monday 18th June, 2018.

Princes Town man charged with murder

A Princes Town man is due to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Roshan Ramdial, which occurred on Thursday 19th April, 2018.

Aaron Balkaran aka ‘Chubby’, 25, a labourer, of Gunness Circular, Princes Town, was charged with murder, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, George Busby, on Wednesday 25th April, 2018.

Ramdial, 43, a labourer, of Reserve Road, Princes Town, was at a neighbour’s house for a birthday party on Wednesday 18th April, 2018, when he got into a dispute with a man known to him.