Category: Trinidad & Tobago

TRINIDAD – Steel bars block funeral during land dispute

PORT OF SPAIN – It Is a case of the dead being unable to pass freely. A land dispute between two neigbours which has now reached the high courts, saw steel bars being placed by one neighbour along a trace meant to prevent the other neighbour and his relatives from accessing their respective houses. The land […]

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TRINIDAD – Beetham teen killed in ‘shootout with cops’

PORT OF SPAIN – Senior police officers in the Port of Spain Division have launched an investigation into a shooting incident involving police officers at Hell Yard, Beetham Gardens yesterday which left a teenager dead. A 19 year old man who was shot was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was pronounced dead […]

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TRINIDAD – Family exhumes body amid looting fears

PORT OF SPAIN – Officials of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation (SGRC) were forced to perform the first exhumation of a body in the region yesterday. However, the reason was an extraordinary one. The move was initiated by the family of deceased Chanroutie Boodoo, who sought permission to exhume her body over fear that robbers […]

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TRINIDAD – CCJ President disappointed with reluctance to join court’s appellate jurisdiction

Newly appointed president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Adrian Saunders has expressed disappointment with the reluctance of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to have the institution as its final court of appeal. Saunders told reporters following a special sitting of the court on Friday  that there is need for more public information , […]

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JAMAICA – Fewer Jamaicans being denied entry into Trinidad

The number of Jamaicans being denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago continues to decline. Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith disclosed that 289 Jamaicans were refused entry by the twin-island republic in 2017, a reduction from the 416 in 2016. “According to the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), 63 Jamaican nationals were denied […]

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TRINIDAD – Serial rapist sentenced to 27 years

PORT OF SPAIN – Serial rapist Jules John Arjoon has been sentenced to 27 years and one month in prison, for the death of a woman who jumped out the back seat of his moving car while, unknown to her, there was another woman locked his car trunk. Arjoon of Point Fortin who had pretended […]

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TRINIDAD – Woman battered by ex-lover in car park

PORT OF SPAIN – No one came to the assistance of Kemba Olufemi yesterday when her ex-lover tried to shoot her and then used the gun to beat her mercilessly on her head. After hitting her with the gun about 100 times, Lloyd Logan, 60, then calmly walked a short distance away and drank poison […]

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TRINIDAD – over a dozen on hit list following murder of millionaire

PORT OF SPAIN – Over a dozen people are believed to be marked for death following the murder of millionaire car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo. His associates and residents from his community say they are now living under a self-imposed curfew as they brace for the expected casualties between warring family members. Among those marked are […]

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TRINIDAD – Bail granted to man charged with raping man, woman, children

PORT OF SPAIN – Josiah Kyle Nicholas has been granted $175,000 bail on charges of false imprisonment, grievous sexual assault and two charges of robbery. He will however remain in custody as he was denied bail on other charges, including kidnapping sexual touching and buggery of a 12-year-old boy, when he appeared before the Port […]

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TRINIDAD – Dad begs forgiveness for son who died after shootout

PORT OF SPAIN – The father of sergeant Darryl Honore, who died Monday from injuries he sustained in a shootout with a colleague at Grand Bazaar last week, has publicly apologized to the T&T Police Service (TTPS) and citizenry for whatever hurt, disappointment and embarrassment the incident caused. But Joseph Honore, an attorney, also asked […]

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TRINIDAD – Latino sex ring . . . T&T immigration officers accused of facilitating

PORT OF SPAIN – Police are being asked to probe a Latino prostitution ring which is allegedly being facilitated by immigration officers and a private school in South Trinidad. The officers are reportedly allowing Latino prostitutes into the country by organizing student visas for them. However, there is a twist to the story. The request […]

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TRINIDAD – Bandits chop, stab, rob pastor’s family

PORT OF SPAIN – Hog-tied, gagged and bleeding heavily, a La Romaine pastor begged Jehovah God to spare his life after bandits stormed his home, chopping him and his son before stealing two vehicles, jewellery and cash totalling more than $.5 million early yesterday. For three hours, Pastor Junior Anderson, his wife Anna, 66 and […]

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TRINIDAD – Teachers will no longer mark SBAs for free

PORT OF SPAIN – Teachers will no longer mark the School Based Assessment (SBA) from September unless compensated, says president of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) Lynsley Doodhai. Doodhai was speaking at the 39th Anniversary and Retirees Function held Saturday at the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce, an event attended by education […]

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TRINIDAD – Rowley begs UK-based nationals to come home to fight crime

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday urged T&T nationals in the United Kingdom to return home and help fight crime by sharing their experiences and expertise. He made the appeal while addressing members of the T&T diaspora in London yesterday, as he expressed disappointment that none of them had applied for […]

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TRINIDAD – UN upset

PORT OF SPAIN – The United Nations (UN) has raised deep concerns over Saturday’s deportation of 82 Venezuelan nationals from T&T, among them asylum seekers, saying they could not verify whether it was a “voluntary repatriation” process as claimed by the ministry of national security. It is also of the belief, like many locals and […]

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TRINIDAD – Venezuelan nationals deported

At least 82 Venezuelan nationals were deported to their homeland on Saturday amid concerns that among them were people seeking asylum in Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry of National Security in a statement issued late Saturday night said that 82 Venezuelan nationals including 29 women “were voluntarily repatriated…to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with the […]

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TnT – Boy chops off mother’s hand

He said, “I did it because my mother took away my cellphone the night before and I found it was unfair.”

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