Tunapuna

Man gunned down in Tunapuna

A man whose home was fire-bombed two weeks ago was gunned down in Tunapuna on Wednesday evening.

According to a police report, shortly after 7 pm, Kenneth Millard was sitting near the gate of an apartment complex he managed at Ali Street, when a lone gunman walked up to him and shot him several times. The gunman then escaped.

Upon hearing the gunshots, the tenants of the complex called the police.

However, when the police arrived, they found Millard dead on the scene.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted at the Forensic Science Centre in St James today.

Teen murdered by masked man

A teenager was killed by a "Gorilla" in Tunapuna on Thursday.

According to a police report, at about 3.50 pm, 18-year-old Kwami Lambert was shot multiple times by a man wearing a green gorilla mask.

Lambert was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he died while undergoing treatment.

A motive is yet to be established for the killing.

Investigations are ongoing

 

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Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

NACTA Poll: Close Fight in Siparia

As the 2019 Local Government Elections are set to run-off on Monday December 2nd, the latest NACTA Poll says it may be too close to call in the Siparia constituency.

And the NACTA pollsters say while voters are “disenchanted with the PNM’s governance”, the UNC may not be able to capitalise on that, given its current line-up.

In a release outlining the Poll’s latest results, the NACTA team says whoever is able to mobilise on the ground will be the overall winner in each constituency.

The full text of the release, follows…

UNC: Anomalies in voters lists for four marginals

The United National Congress (UNC) is calling on the Elections And Boundaries Commission (EBC) to launch a probe into what it says are abnormalities with voter lists in four marginal parliamentary constituencies.

In an official statement, the UNC says it had been conducting its own house to house examination of the list of registered voters in each constituency, meeting each voter in person.

Tunapuna man murdered in home invasion

A man is dead and his wife warded at hospital following an early morning home invasion.

Reports indicate that shortly after 1 am armed men stormed the couple's Macoya Settlement home in Tunapuna. 

A struggle ensued and one of the assailants reportedly stabbed 60-year-old Nizam Mohammed and his wife before fleeing. 

The police were called in and rushed the couple to hospital, however, the elderly man succumbed to his injuries. 

Police suspect robbery may have been the motive.

 

81-year-old Tunapuna woman missing

An elderly woman with Alzheimer's has been reported missing.

Reports indicate that between 6:00 and 6:45 am today, the family of 81-year-old Louisa Nimrod realized that she was missing from her home in Tunapuna.

A close relative of the woman said she last saw the elderly woman wearing a blue skirt and orange top.

Nimrod is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, light brown in complexion with grey and black hair.

Anyone with information on nimrod's whereabouts is asked to contact the police or call 755-6225

 

Missing 16-year-old Tunapuna girl found

Shaheda Thomas, the 16-year-old of Tunapuna, who was reported missing by her mother, Camille Thomas, on Thursday 23rd March, 2017, has been found, a statement by the Police Service said.

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

The statement does not give any further information.

16-year-old Tunapuna girl missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Shaheda Thomas.

Shaheda, of El Dorado, Tunapuna, was last seen along Independence Square, Port of Spain, around 4:30pm, on Thursday 23rd March, 2017.

She was reported missing to the Central Police Station on that same day, by her mother, Camille Thomas. 

Shaheda is of African descent, 5 feet 6 inches tall, slim built and brown in complexion. She was last seen wearing a pair of long, blue jeans and a white tank top.

She is a Form 3 pupil of Diego Martin North Secondary School. 

Man shot dead in Tunapuna

The murder toll continues to inch closer to 100, as a man has been shot dead in Tunapuna.

According to reports, around 10:30 pm on Monday, Christian Antonio Bennett was at Toussaint Lane, Tunapuna when he was approached by a gunman who shot him once in the chest.

Bennett was killed instantly.

A motive for the murder is yet to be established.

Meanwhile, another shooting in Tunapuna has left one man warded at hospital.

Police reports indicate that Kadeem Bascombe was at Balthazar Street around 9:30 pm when he was ambushed and shot at. T

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