Daily Brief

Daily Brief - Friday 9th June, 2017

A retired police officer who was convicted of raping a 27-year-old netball player in 2010, has been sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment with hard labour by a High Court judge. Andy Allan, 63, of Chaguanas was before Justice Hayden St Clair-Douglas in the Port of Spain Third Criminal Court, charged... Read more

9th June 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 8th June, 2017

Over 400 students are on suicide watch across primary and secondary schools, coordinator of the clinical psychology masters programme at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus Dr Katija Khan says. The youngest, she added, is just seven years old. Read more

8th June 2017


Daily Brief- Wednesday 7th June 2017

OTHING stands in the way of President Anthony Carmona swearing in two new judges to the High Court.In a unanimous decision yesterday, Justices of Appeal Allan Mendonca, Nolan Bereaux and Peter Rajkumar said they were satisfied the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) was properly constituted. Read more

7th June 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 5th June, 2017

A ten-year-old primary school pupil of Port of Spain, accompanied by her 26-yearold mother, reported to officers of the St James Police Station on Saturday that the child was raped during an Easter church service in April. Read more

5th June 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 2nd June, 2017

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard, SC, says before he can exercise his powers under Section 90 of the Constitution as it relates to 53 cases now in abeyance by the elevation and subsequent resignation of former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, he needs to know her status. Read more

2nd June 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 1st June, 2017

A shootout which took place at a Sports and Family Day at the Bon Air recreation ground on the Indian Arrival Day public holiday has left one man dead and a senior policeman warded at hospital with a gunshot injury to his leg. Read more

1st June 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 31st May, 2017

One senior attorney who attended the specially-convened ‘summit’ which determined that the 53 cases left unresolved by former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar be restarted “de novo,” says no such decision was made. According to Senior Counsel Sophia Chote in a letter to Law Association president Douglas Mendes,SC, no decision was... Read more

31st May 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 29th May, 2017

An abusive relationship ended in murder on the weekend as Guyanese-born grandmother Enid Rosaline Periana, 62, was chopped to death inside the man’s apartment in Madras Road, St Helena. Police believe Periana was hacked to death Friday night although the gruesome discovery of her body was made the following day... Read more

29th May 2017


Daily Brief - Friday 26th May, 2017

All 53 preliminary inquiries left unresolved by former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar will restart from the beginning. And already there is discontent over this decision. A brief statement from the Judiciary’s Court Protocol and Information Manager Alicia Carter-Fisher yesterday said “consensus” was reached at a meeting on Wednesday between key... Read more

26th May 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 25th May, 2017

A policeman from Central Division has confessed to Professional Standards Bureau officers that he leaked a confidential memo outlining Easter weekend anti-crime exercises, in error. The constable expressed remorse claiming when the document was made available to him by seniors, he was supposed to save it and place it in... Read more

25th May 2017


Daily Brief - Wednesday 24th May, 2017

Quick work by police led to the arrest of four men, one of whom is 17, minutes after a couple was chopped inside a shack near Tyrico Bay on Monday night. The chopped woman died shortly after being brought to hospital while her husband remains warded in stable but serious condition. Read more

24th May 2017


Daily Brief - Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

It seems that even in retirement, crime fighting is still in Cecil Santana’s blood. The former Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) yesterday ‘arrested’ an armed man and in so doing foiled what could have been a murder after another man, bleeding badly, ran to Santana’s front gate and said he... Read more

23rd May 2017


Daily Brief - Monday 22nd May, 2017

The Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce has sent a letter to the Board of the Port Authority requesting a meeting with the aim of addressing the current challenges on the sea bridge. Read more

22nd May 2017


Daily Brief- Friday 19th May 2017

People want to pay property tax, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said yesterday as he confirmed Cabinet's approval of June 5 as the new deadline date for the submission of valuation return forms (VRF). Speaking at yesterday's post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's, the minister said: “As you... Read more

19th May 2017


Daily Brief - Thursday 18th May, 2017

Housewife Savitri Mohammed, 54, was found gagged, hands tied, her feet tied and her throat slit from end to end yesterday inside her Bonne Aventure, Gasparillo home. She was home alone at the time. The shocking discovery was made at midday by Mohammed’s husband, self-employed businessman Sadiq Mohammed, 40, when... Read more

18th May 2017


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