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Missing Sangre Grande teen found

Ariel Charles, the 15-year-old of Sangre Grande, who was reported missing by her mother, Alicia Charles, on Monday 3rd April, 2017, has been found, a statement by the Police Service says. 

The statement says the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service thanks the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return.

It does not give any information on the circumstances surrounding the case.

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15-year-old Sangre Grande girl missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Ariel Charles.

Ariel, a Form 2 pupil of Sangre Grande Educational Institute, was last seen at her home at North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande around 7am, on Monday 3rd April, 2017.

She was reported missing to the Sangre Grande Police Station, by her mother, Alicia Charles, around 3:14pm on that same day.

Ariel is of African descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall, heavy built and has a dark brown complexion.

Missing 14-year-old Sangre Grande girl found

Vicky Villaroel, the 14-year-old of Sangre Grande, who was reported missing by her grandmother, Rosalind Villaroel, on Monday 27th March, 2017, has been found, a statement by the Police Service says.

The statement adds that she was found by officers of the Sangre Grande Municipal Police station on Thursday 30th March, 2017.

It says the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service thanks the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return. 

The statement gives no further information.

Man in court for 2016 Sangre Grande murder

A second man has appeared in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murder of Donald Javel Pierre, whose remains had to be exhumed from a gravel pit, at Pine Road, Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande, one year ago, a statement by the Police Service says.

27-year-old David Boodoo, aka Sours, a farmer of Rampersad Trace, Vega de Oropouche, is now charged alongside Ricardo James, aka Doodie, for the murder of Pierre, who had been reported missing on Friday 20th January, 2016.

25-year-old Sangre Grande man charged with murder

A 25-year-old labourer appeared before the Sangre Grande 1st Magistrate’s Court today charged with the murder of a man, whose remains had to be exhumed from a gravel pit, at Pine Road, Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande, one year ago. 

Ricardo James, aka Doodie, appeared before Senior Magistrate Debra Quintyne, for the murder of Donald Javel Pierre, who had been reported missing on January 20th, 2016.

The victim’s body was subsequently found buried in a hole 20 feet deep, on February 29th, 2016.

Rondon re-elected chairman of Sangre Grande Regional Corporation after UNC walkout

Terry Rondon has been re-elected chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation at today's swearing-in ceremony.

However, his election seems likely to head for the courts after objection from the representatives of the United National Congress.

UNC Senator and attorney-at-law Gerald Ramdeen led a walkout of UNC councillors and aldermen prior to the election taking place.

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The UNC has objected to the PNM's proposal of Rondon as chairman.

Persad-Bissessar tells PM: Let's resolve Sangre Grande deadlock through mutual agreement

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has written to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley calling for a non-legal resolution to the Sangre Grande deadlock.

The Opposition Leader said the Opposition does not want a legal battle on the matter and believes it can be resolved through a mutual agreement.

The following is the Opposition Leader's statement.

“A fundamental pillar of our constitutional democracy is that through the electoral process the people have the right to choose who governs them.

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