Woodbrook residents have put forward four proposals to their Member of Parliament in a bid to stop masqueraders and J’Ouvert revellers from defacing their properties annually during Carnival celebrations.
Chairman of the Woodbrook Residents Committee Lynette Dolly in a recent meeting with Port-of-Spain South MP Marlene Mc Donald suggested that unregistered J’Ouvert bands be shifted from Woodbrook to Port-of-Spain for Carnival 2019.
Police have charged a man with the murder of an Arouca mini mart proprietor.
Keron James is charged with the murder of Lleron Alexander and will appear before Arima Court today.
Alexander was killed when a gunman entered his shop on May 9th.
The accused was held by villagers and handed over to Arouca Police.
Garbage gathered at a temporary transfer station in Gandhi Village, Penal was allegedly set on fire by residents, prompting a response by fire officers.
The incident took place on Wednesday evening.
Councillor for the area Roland Hall accused the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation of failing to remove the waste materials which were collected during the nationwide clean-up campaign in a timely manner.
He believes residents were left frustrated and took action into their own hands.
Laventille Imam Abdul Haaq says he expects intimidatory tactics and boasting from the police in the wake of last Saturday’s shooting death of 27-year-old Mikeal “Short Buck” Lancaster by officers.
Speaking to the T&T Guardian following Lancaster’s Janaazah (Islamic funeral last rite prayer) at the Masjid Ul Furqan (behind WASA’s twin tanks), Picton Road, Laventille, yesterday, Haaq said for years they have been facing “bragging” officers.