Petit Valley teenager missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Shaniel Peters.

Peters, of Hibiscus Drive, Petit Valley, was last seen around 7:30 am, on Wednesday.

She was reported missing to the Four Roads Police Station around 8 am on Thursday 18th October, 2018 by her father.

Shaniel is of mixed descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, slim built, with a light brown complexion and a relaxed hairstyle.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shaniel Peters is asked to contact the police at 999, 555, 911 or any police station or call 800-TIPS.

'God has answered my prayers'

For the first time in years, Salmat­tie Garib­s­ingh is look­ing for­ward to her birth­day on No­vem­ber 4.

Garib­s­ingh, who is blind and bedrid­den, was vis­it­ed by of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment on Wednes­day at her Are­na Road, Freeport home.

Help came af­ter Guardian Me­dia high­light­ed her liv­ing con­di­tions on Tues­day. She was promised three grants, one to com­plete her home, an­oth­er to in­stall elec­tri­cal wiring and the third to fur­nish the house. She was al­so promised a food card and a new wheel­chair.

Baby loses eyesight, donations came too late

The US$16,000 need­ed for ba­by Ky'Mani Thomp­son to re­ceive spe­cialised care in Mi­a­mi came too late to save his eye­sight.

His par­ents were giv­en the sad news by doc­tors but one-year-old Ky'Mani will still be un­der­go­ing surgery at the Bas­com Palmer Eye In­sti­tute in Mi­a­mi on Oc­to­ber 24.

Moruga residents move to rename roads after Imbert, Sinanan

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert and Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan are be­ing re­spec­tive­ly in­vit­ed by Na­pari­ma and Moru­ga res­i­dents to ex­pe­ri­ence the “plea­sure” of dri­ving over two roads which res­i­dents want to re­name in their ho­n­our the “Colm Im­bert Boule­vard” and the “Sinanan Dri­ve.”

The roads—Garth Road, Pi­paro and Jaipauls­ingh Road in Moru­ga— are said by coun­cil­lors of each area to be the first and sec­ond worst roads in T&T.

Blind and bedridden woman seeks help

Blind and bedrid­den, 62-year-old Salmat­tie Garib­s­ingh wish­es for the day when her home can be com­plet­ed so she would not get soaked on her bed when it rains.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia at her Freeport home on Mon­day, Garib­s­ingh said she has been blind for 21 years.

Her left leg was am­pu­tat­ed 13 years ago and her right leg was am­pu­tat­ed in 2016 due to com­pli­ca­tions from di­a­betes.

She lives with her hus­band Ma­hadeo Rag­bir, 58 and their 23-year-old son Mitchell, who they af­fec­tion­ate­ly call “Mitchie.”

Missing Malabar man found

Matthew Maryuen, 29, of Harrynanan Avenue, Malabar, who was reported missing by his brother, on Thursday 11th October, 2018, has been found.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service confimred the man was found just hours after issuing a statement saying he was missing.

The police are thanking the public for its assistance in ensuring the man’s safe return.

Malabar man reported missing

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 29-year-old Matthew Maryuen. 

Matthew was last seen at his Harrynanan Avenue, Malabar home, around 2:30pm, on Wednesday 10th October, 2018. 

He was reported missing to the Malabar Police Station, around 9:10pm, on Thursday 11th October, 2018, by his brother. 

Matthew is of mixed descent, 5 feet tall, medium built, with a brown complexion, short black hair and has a speech impediment.

Protest over hole big enough to fit a person

A group of Preysal res­i­dents fear their com­mu­ni­ty may be in of be­ing cut off as part of the main ac­cess road­way has caved in, leav­ing an eight-feet deep hole near the Preysal Bridge.

The pave­ment where chil­dren walk every day on their way to school now al­so has no sup­port un­der it and can sink in at any time. The rail­ing along the near­by bridge has al­so giv­en way and cracks have start­ed de­vel­op­ing in hous­es and walls near the erod­ed bridge.

Help us please, Gary

Three days af­ter their home was de­stroyed in a sus­pect­ed ar­son at­tack, a Tabaquite cou­ple re­mains fear­ful that the sus­pect will re­turn to car­ry out his threat to kill them and their two chil­dren.

Un­hap­py with the po­lice re­sponse, Nera Ba­jan, 47, lament­ed, "The po­lice not do­ing enough to help us at all. I want the po­lice to step in. Please, some­body in­ves­ti­gate the sus­pect, please peo­ple, please. This is the last straw...Our lives are next, this is what he said."