vehicular accident

Mosquito Creek “a disaster waiting to happen”—Dr Suruj Rambachan

Former Works and Transport Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan said yesterday’s accident along Mosquito Creek was a disaster waiting to happen.

In a press release, Dr Rambachan said the recently opened section along the Creek was opened without any shoulder, and very narrow lanes. He says it is an example of the carelessness of the current government in treating with the lives and safety of citizens.

Tobago man killed in crash in Trinidad

Kadeem "Running Star" Chance had a goal of building his career as a Merchant seaman working on container ships or oil tankers. However, his chance of becoming one was cut short when he was killed in a vehicular accident in Chase Village on Thursday.

Chance, 23, from Calder Hall, Tobago was driving a Kia Forte when he crashed into a wall along the Old Southern Main Road. He died on impact, police said.

The incident occurred at about 1.30 am.

Suspect in doctors’ abduction to appear in court today

One of the suspects in the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo is expected to appear before a San Fernando magistrate this morning.

The 19-year-old man is charged with two counts of kidnapping, as well as charges relating to the deaths of Dr Sharma and the suspect’s accomplice 19-year-old Akeem Marine. 

Sharma and Marine were killed from injuries sustained in the crash.

The other remaining suspect, aged 17 years, was taken back to the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday, after he complained about body pains.

DPP to decide on charges for suspect in doctors’ abduction

Detectives investigating the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo are expected to meet with the Director of Public Prosecutions this afternoon for advice, before laying charges against one of the suspects.  

The 19-year-old labourer of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, would then be charged and taken before a San Fernando magistrate. 

The suspect has been detained at the police station since his discharge from the San Fernando General Hospital last Thursday. 

Doctor killed in kidnapping attempt

One doctor is dead and another seriously injured after they were kidnapped by gunmen, who later crashed along the Solomon Hochoy Highway.

The deceased doctor has been identified as 38-year-old Rudradeva Sharma, of Sunset Ridge, San Fernando. He is the nephew of former Tourism Minister and former Fyzabad MP, Chandresh Sharma.

According to reports, the doctors—who are attached to the San Fernando General Hospital—got off duty at 10 pm Tuesday and were at the Scout House along Rushworth Street hanging out.