Category: Trinidad & Tobago

TRINIDAD – Help for family

PORT OF SPAIN –– Housing Minister Randall Mitchell has responded to an appeal for guidance by the poverty-stricken family presented with a Christmas gift of a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) housing unit in Freeport on Christmas Eve. Vendors Neesha Wattley, 26, her husband, Chris Rambhal, 28, and their four children, who were living in a makeshift […]

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TRINIDAD – ‘We’re staying’

PORT OF SPAIN –– Chris Rambhal, whose family was given a house by the Housing Development Corporation on Christmas Eve, says contrary to his wife’s complaints on TV6 on Wednesday night, he had no problem with the location of the home. Rambhal chastised his wife, Neesha Wattley, for telling TV6 News that she wanted to […]

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TRINIDAD – Survivor’s plea

PORT OF SPAIN –– One of three miraculous survivors of a horrific crash that left six people dead yesterday pleaded with drivers not to accelerate on amber lights. Kwme Romain, 26, who was discharged from hospital one day before Christmas Eve suffering from a broken right leg and left arm, recalled the driver of the car […]

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TRINIDAD – Another business hit by arson

PORT OF SPAIN –– For the second time this week, arsonists have firebombed a San Fernando business, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Police believe the arsonists wanted to loot the popular Stackhouse Company Ltd along Pointe-a-Pierre Road, which sells liquor, meats and other items wholesale and retail. Investigators said it was the […]

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TRINIDAD – $5m Hyatt heist

PORT OF SPAIN –– Police are now on the lookout for people who may have been duped into buying what they thought were high-priced flat screen televisions for use as CCTV monitors at cut rate prices. The 177 flat screen televisions sets were in fact part of $5 million in items stolen by bandits from […]

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Trinidadian journalist fined $20,000

Magistrate Christine Charles has imposed a TT$20,000 fine on a newspaper journalist who pleaded guilty last week to unlawfully benefiting from a contract awarded to his company under the controversial but now defunct multi-million dollar Life Sport Programme that led to the resignation of a government minister a few years ago. Senior sports reporter Walter […]

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TRINIDAD – Appeal for justice

PORT OF SPAIN –– There are still secrets to be revealed regarding Shannon Banfield’s murder, but her family has to trust in God and exercise patience as they await the findings of the ongoing investigation. The call was made by Pastor Clive Dottin yesterday, even as participants in a peace march in Port of Spain reiterated […]

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TRINIDAD – Suspects released

PORT OF SPAIN –– Police have released the two men they deemed “persons of interest” in the death of Shannon Banfield, however, they are not void of a suspect, rather they are trying to avoid a media circus hampering their investigations and have vowed silence as the matter progresses. Police sources close to the case […]

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TRINIDAD – ‘Missing woman’ fakes abduction

PORT OF SPAIN – Heather Barriteau, the woman at the centre of a fake abduction, has confessed that she lied. “I was not abducted, I went on my free will and had a time for the weekend and that is it,” she said in an interview from her husband’s cellular phone. Asked to comment on […]

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TRINIDAD – Body found in warehouse

PORT OF SPAIN – The search for missing bank worker Shannon Banfield ended a short time ago, in a warehouse at Charlotte Street, Port of Spain. It was there that someone found her body. She was last seen on Monday evening trying to find a taxi out of the city, to get home. The discovery […]

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Why was T&T not destroyed

PORT OF SPAIN – Why did Trinidad and Tobago’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake leave only negligible damage, but that same day, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake devastate Indonesia, killing more than 100 and destroying buildings. It has to do with location, magnitude and geological factors, says head of UWI’s Seismic  Research Centre, seismologist Dr Joan Latchman, who […]

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TRINIDAD – Six dead

PORT OF SPAIN – Three people survived the crash that killed six men on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in O’Meara on Monday night. The crash happened at 11.30p.m. Police said they arrived to find the wreckage of a Mitsubishi Lancer registration PBU-4747, and an Isuzu pick up van registration TDL3641 on the highway. The pick-up […]

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6.2 quake rocks T&T

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago shook this afternoon after a strong tremor rattled the islands. The centre of the 6.2 magnitude quake was near Tobago and citizens are reporting shaking for close to a minute. The tremor has left people traumatised. Tobagonians are reporting items falling off shelves and smashing, and minor property […]

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T&T rocked by powerful earthquake

Trinidad and Tobago was rocked by a powerful earthquake around 5.45 p.m. Tuesday, which the Seismic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies said was a 6.2 on the Richter Scale.   Citizens  immediately took to social media saying the shake-up was the worst most of them had ever felt. The location of the […]

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TRINIDAD – Nine murders in four days

PORT OF SPAIN – The body of an unidentified man discovered wrapped in a sheet  in Arima on Monday is the ninth homicide since Friday. The latest discovery was made by residents at around 9 a.m. The body was found at the side of the road in Samaroo Village. Police said that the deceased’s description […]

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Narrow victory

PORT OF SPAIN –– People’s National Movement seven, United National Congress six—and both tied for the Sangre Grande Corporation. It was a narrow victory for the ruling PNM in Monday’s Local Government Election. The PNM finished ahead of the Opposition UNC by only one corporation, losing several seats to the UNC, with both tied in […]

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TRINDAD – Black Friday misery

PORT OF SPAIN – Black Friday turned out to be misery for many, with murders in south Trinidad, the tragic death of a child in Whiteland, and floods across much of the island.  Bad luck extended to the Priority Bus Route, and the Solomon Hochoy and Uriah Butler highways where there were multiple collisions including […]

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