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La Horquetta man charged with manslaughter in death of his 8-year-old son

A La Horquetta man has been charged with manslaughter, in relation to the death of his 8-year-old son, Ishmeel Phillips, which occurred on Friday 9th February, 2018.

Bert Phillips, 42, of 439 Rydale Avenue, Greenvale, La Horquetta, a paraplegic, appeared before an Arima Magistrate.

Eight-year-old Ishmeel, of the same address, was beaten with a piece of PVC pipe by a male relative after being accused of stealing a quantity of cash on Friday 9th February, 2018 at his home.

He was taken to hospital where he died.

Police identify second shooting victim as a deaf mute man

Police have named the second shooting victim today as 39-year-old Akiel Baisden, a deaf mute man.

A statement issued by the police around 5.10 pm indicate that there was a second round of protests and burning of debris on Piccadilly, Oxford and Besson Streets around 2 pm - which had to be cleared - as they say protesters played a dangerous game of cat and mouse with police.

Another man shot as more disturbances break out in East Port-of-Spain

Another man has been shot in East Port-of-Spain on Monday afternoon.

This follows another round of confrontation between residents and police this afternoon on Bath and Quarry streets.

The shooting took place just around 3.30 pm Monday.

Jamaal James calls time on his career

T&T sprinter Jamaal James has called time on his career, announcing it via social media on Monday.

It came a day after James failed to qualify for the Commonwealth Games at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

While James won his heat in the 800m Dash, he did not finish in the final, instead rabbiting the race for the future generation.

The 29-year-old said on Facebook, “Well this is the end! I would like to announce my retirement as an elite level track and field athlete.

AG: Comment on terrorism was misunderstood

Attorney General Faris Al Rawi says comments he made with regard to terrorism and, in particular, an ISIS cell in Trinidad and Tobago, were misunderstood.

In a statement issued on Monday, the AG says the Government remains committed to the fight against terrorism.

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The AG's office issued the following statement on Monday:

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