Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 29th March, 2017

Four murders have been committed within the space of five days — between Friday last and yesterday — as the situation in crime-ravaged Enterprise, Chaguanas continues to teeter on the brink of open warfare between rival criminal gangs. Read more

29th March 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 28th March, 2017

Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj didn't call any names yesterday but he was clearly taking issue with the approach of the Government and the Prime Minister in dealing with crime. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has stated repeatedly the Government's (anti)crime plan is to equip the police to do... Read more

28th March 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 27th March, 2017

The killings continued in Enterprise, Chaguanas, yesterday, with the shooting death of Marvin Alan, who was said to be a close friend of Friday’s murder victim Sylvan Alexis, brother of reputed gang leader Selwyn ‘Robocop’ Alexis murdered last year. Read more

27th March 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 24th March, 2017

Semi-nude with a black plastic bag over her head, lying face-down in some bushes. That was how relatives found 23-year-old Chaguanas mother, Sharlene Somai yesterday - two days after a relative reported her missing. In less than an hour after the discovery, police detained a 35-yearold close male relative who, up... Read more

24th March 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 23rd March, 2017

The search for missing 16-year-old Waterloo Secondary School pupil Jesse Beephan ended mid-morning yesterday when relatives found his body in a drain behind the school’s compound, with multiple head injuries. An autopsy done late yesterday evening at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, confirmed that Beephan was bludgeoned to death. Read more

23rd March 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 21st March, 2017

Employees of the Tourism Development Company (TDC) say they are trying to wrap up to meet the 90-day deadline for closure of the company. “Those of us with projects are finishing up but there is a deep sense of despair and hopelessness,” they said yesterday. Read more

21st March 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 20th March, 2017

After being beaten into a state of unconsciousness on the roadside in Mayaro by schoolmates last Tuesday, the 14-year-old female victim was subsequently suspended and made to apologise to her attackers. “My child should not have had to apologise to anyone but she did it anyway. That is not right. Read more

20th March 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 17th March, 2017

A 36-year-old Carenage mother of two was arrested by Homicide Investigations Bureau detectives in connection with the murder of policewoman Nyasha Joseph, hours after the officer’s decomposing body was pulled from the Gulf of Paria off Sea Lots on Wednesday. Read more

17th March 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 16th March, 2017

Days of searching for missing policewoman Nyasha Joseph ended yesterday when a Felicity fishermen, trawling for shrimp in the Gulf of Paria off Sea Lots, discovered her body stuffed head first inside a crocus bag. Joseph’s killer went to great lengths to try and conceal her murder and had it... Read more

16th March 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 15th March, 2017

Nineteen men, all unionised employees of Oilbelt Services Limited with in excess of ten years’ service each, stood with letters of redundancy in their hands yesterday evening, contemplating how they were going to break the news to their families. Read more here Read more

15th March 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 14th March, 2017

The US State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security “has assessed Port of Spain as being a critical-threat location for crime directed at or affecting US Government interests”. It however identified the capital city as “a low-threat location for terrorist activity directed at or affecting official US government interests”. Read more

14th March 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 13th March, 2017

The 39-year-old man who has been assisting police since the disappearance of 22-year-old PC Nyasha Joseph on Thursday morning, is insisting that he does not know of her whereabouts. The suspect, a labourer of Sea Lots, Port of Spain, told police that he cares deeply for Joseph and was looking... Read more

13th March 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 8th March, 2017

After raising the ire of women weeks ago, by comments about the choices they make in men, Prime Minister Keith Rowley pointed yesterday to a real need for increased efforts to reshape the behaviour of this country’s male population. Read more

8th March 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 7th March, 2017

A 39-year-old woman, who has reported on several occasions that she is being stalked by a man at her Tunapuna home, is calling on police to do more to protect her and her two children. Lian David says she is terrified of the 56-year-old man against whom she has a... Read more

7th March 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 6th March, 2017

Women are not property, to be used and abused, on the whim and fancy of men. This was the warning given by Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar yesterday at a service at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-of-Spain held to commemorate International Women’s Day. Read more

6th March 2017


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