Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Wednesday 5th April, 2017

Ten days after a 52-year-old man was reported missing, a charred, dismembered body was found in an outhouse behind his Reform Village, Gasparillo home yesterday afternoon. Police believe the body is that of the missing man Deoraj Bedassie. Read more

5th April 2017

Daily Brief - Tuesday 4th April, 2017

Abdul “Krysis” Wakeel won’t “sing” until he gets what he wants. The Unruly Isis member won’t come forward with information about issues in Enterprise, Chaguanas, unless proper arrangements are made to receive it and the State agrees not to engage in intimidation, coercion or prosecution, says Islamic front leader Umar Abdullah. Read more

4th April 2017

Daily Brief - Monday 3rd April, 2017

Police are searching for a Tobago man who is being accused of buggering a seven-year-old primary school student on Saturday afternoon. The boy told police officers that after the man committed the act in a washroom at a recreation ground in Plymouth, Tobago, he was given a dollar. Read more

3rd April 2017

Daily Brief - Friday 31st March, 2017

President of the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) Bro Harrypersad Maharaj yesterday said the organisation has not received any subvention from the People’s National Movement (PNM) administration since it attained office in 2015. “Since September 7, 2015 the IRO has not received one single black cent from this Government. Read more

31st March 2017

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,... 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

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