Murder in Arima

Police are investigating the murder of a man in Arima.

According to police reports, around 9 pm on Monday, the victim identified as Kevin Guy, was walking along Pinto Road when he was accosted by a man.

The two got into an altercation and the assailant subsequently whipped out a firearm and shot the victim before fleeing.

The police were called in and the man taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations are ongoing.


WASA advises customers in Central, South West Trinidad to store-up water ahead of weekend disruption

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is reminding customers in Central and South West Trinidad served by the Caroni Water Treatment Plant and Point Lisas Desalination Plant, of the upcoming interruption in their water supply scheduled from 4 am on Friday to 8 pm on Saturday.

WASA says that during the period of the supply interruption, it will be unable to provide a supplemental supply to most of the affected areas.

Volcano site still closed to public

A small surface vent has started developing in the Devil’s Woodyard mud volcano which erupted on Carnival Tuesday spewing noxious gas and dirt some 20 feet in the air.

The volcano is still inaccessible to the public with police officers guarding the site 24/7.

In an interview, Stefon Harrypersad, a member the Geological Society of T&T, said the appearance of the vent is quite normal. He added that the GSTT team went back to the location on Saturday to continue mapping the site.

Neighbours, friends insist 'Christmas' was unarmed

Neighbours and friends of 25-year-old Akel “Christmas” James are disputing the police’s claims over the circumstances surrounding his death.

While police claimed James was killed in a shootout at his home early yesterday morning, residents alleged he was unarmed at the time. When a news team from the T&T Guardian visited the community yesterday, three people living within walking distance of James’ home claimed he was was executed by police.

“They just knock on the door and when he answer they start to shoot,” one man claimed.

Police to review footage to detect law breakers

Port-of-Spain Division Snr Supt Floris Hodge-Griffith says the events surrounding yesterday’s protests in East Port-of-Spain were recorded and charges will be laid against any individual who breached the law.

In a release after the first protest yesterday morning, Griffith assured that normalcy had been fully restored to East Port-of-Spain and that the situation had been brought under complete control.

'Wednesday is rubbish day again'

East Port-of-Spain residents are vowing to continue their protests over the killing of a resident throughout this week. They made the claim as they played a game of cat and mouse with the security personnel during a second round of protest action yesterday afternoon.

Seales: Cops absent for Carnival can be jailed

While the Police Service is assuring that it is actively probing the circumstances in which 808 police officers either called in sick or were absent from duty during the Carnival weekend, the Police Service Social and Welfare Association has said that apart from disciplinary charges there can also also criminal consequences.

Nafeesa terminated as PM’s adviser

Attorney Nafeesa Mohammed’s short term contract with the Prime Minister’s Office was terminated yesterday.

This was confirmed by Mohammed, who said a letter to that effect was received. She had been employed on contract as a legal adviser with the Prime Minister since last December, she added. She was a former deputy leader of the ruling PNM in previous years.