Trinidad and Tobago

Swine Flu death at Sangre Grande Hospital

The country has recorded yet another death from Swine Flu.

The confirmation comes from a media statement issued by the Ministry of Health, as it seeks to remind citizens to exercise precautions to avoid the spread of the virus.

The following is the statement from the Ministry of Health.

Arima businessman succumbs to injuries from December shooting

An Arima man who was shot outside his business place last December has succumbed to his injuries. 

Police say 30-year-old Jean Pierre Assee died last night at hospital.

Assee of Sierra Vista Drive, O'meara Road, was shot several times about his body outside his Ramcharan Street, St Augustine business place in December.

He along with two other people were shot by the occupants of a vehicle registered PBE 7954.

The vehicle pulled alongside the group and the occupants opened fire from inside. 

American national killed in accident near Trincity Mall

An American citizen has lost his life and his wife is desperately trying to hold on to hers after the car in which they were travelling, collided with another near Trincity Mall last night.

The victim has been identified as Cecil White. 

Police say that around 11.40 last night, the victim and his wife were passengers in TAT 1764, when the vehicle attempted to turn onto the Trincity Central Road via the intersection at the mall.

It was trying to make that turn, that the car was hit by another vehicle. 

Convicted T&T terrorist Kareem Ibrahim dies in Missouri prison

Convicted terrorist Kareem Ibrahim has died at a Maximum Security Prison in Springfield, Missouri.

Attorney Fareed Scoon says the 70-year-old died of heart failure. He says he had been ailing for the last two weeks with a heart problem.

Ibrahim was convicted on May 26th, 2011 of conspiracy to launch a terrorist attack at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York in 2007.

He was convicted together with Guyanese nationals Russell Defreitas and Abdul Kadir.

The trio was arrested in Trinidad in June 2007 and extradited to the US to face trial. 

Finalists for International Soca Monarch competition

Seasoned performers Shurwayne Winchester, Farmer Nappy, Blaxx and Patrice Roberts have all qualified for the final of the Internaional Soca Monarch competition on Fantastic Friday. 

They have been named on a list of qualifiers following Sunday's Semi-Finals at the Queen's Park Savannah.

The organisers have also announced the Wildcard artistes and Carib Breakout Artistes of the Year.

The following are the lists released today:





No more foreign police commissioners; Government to amend legislation

The Government is preparing to draft legislation to ensure that the appointee to the post of Commissioner of Police, is a national of Trinidad and Tobago.

Minister of Communications, Maxie Cuffie made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet media conference.

He told the media that the Government will also source a local firm to conduct the process of selecting a Commissioner of Police.

The Minister told the media that this change was based on a committment given by the People's National Movement while in Opposition. He says it was also a manifesto promise.

Brazil crush T&T Women Soca Warriors 11-0

Five goals for the best female player of all time, Marta, as Brazil trounced Trinidad and Tobago's Women Soca Warriors by 11 goals to nil in the second game of the International Women’s Football Tournament hosted in the city of Natal.

The Soca Warriors were completed outdone as Brazil raced to a 4-nil lead at the end of the 1st half. They added five goals in just 18 minutes of the second half to move to 9-nil as they scored at will, eventually ending at 11 without reply at the Arena das Dunas.