20 CDC workers suspended

The Chaguanas Borough Corporation has suspended home 20 workers that were hired on March 19 by the last CEO  of the CBC.

One of the workers said that the suspension takes effect from Friday April 26.

T]he suspension comes after the council of the CBC demanded a report into the procedure for hiring these workers.

Councillors protested on March 19 demanding transparency into the hiring of the 20 workers stating that the council's committee to deal with employment issues was not consulted.

Police: First-quarter murder toll lowest in four years

Police have released figures to show that the murder rate in 2019, is the lowest for corresponding periods in the last four years.

11 people were killed over the weekend.

However, the Police Service posted a graph on it's Facebook page, with the caption "Murder toll for first quarter for years 2016 to 2019".

The graph shows the murder tolls from 2016 to 2019, with 2019 being the lowest and 2018, the highest.

The toll for 2019, according to the graph, is 116.



Rookmin still full of energy at 104

Rook­min Mathu­ra is 104 years old but she still walks with a pep in her step.

To prove her en­er­gy lev­els and re­mark­able abil­i­ties, Mathu­ra, dressed in her gold­en dress and orhni, gave a brisk and dig­ni­fied walk for the Guardian Me­dia crew dur­ing her birth­day par­ty cel­e­bra­tions last Sat­ur­day.

Four gen­er­a­tions in­clud­ing her sev­en daugh­ters, sev­en sons and a mul­ti­tude of grands who at­tend­ed the cel­e­bra­tion, ap­plaud­ed loud­ly.

Murder last night takes weekend toll to 11

A murder in Laventille last night has brought to 11, the number of people murdered over the Easter weekend.

26-year-old Daniel Thomas of Eastern Quarry, Laventille, was shot dead around 10.30 last night in Laventille.

Thomas was found bleeding from multiple injuries about his body after residents heard loud explosions.

Police officers who responded, rushed the man to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he later died.

Police have no motive for this killing.

Human remains found in Guapo

South Western Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying human remains which were found near an abandoned well in Guapo on Monday.

The remains were bones, and no clothing was found nearby.

Police are not able to determine whether the bones belong to a man or a woman.

The remains are expected to be taken to the Forensic Science Center in St James for a preliminary examination.

According to reports, at about 10.45 am on Monday, police received information that skeletal remains were found in a bushy area off Duckman  Road, Parrylands, Guapo.

Body found floating, not missing fishermen

Rel­a­tives of two men who are miss­ing at sea were called to La Brea where a body was found float­ing off the Brighton Port on Mon­day.

How­ev­er, they left with­out clo­sure as the body turned out to be some­one else.

Sie­u­nar­ine Gyan­dass, 51, and Videsh Mar­lo, 23, both of Freeport, were aboard the flat bot­tom boat that sank in the Gulf of Paria on March 14. Their bod­ies are yet to be re­cov­ered.

International: Death toll in Sri Lankan church/hotel bombings rises to 321

The death toll from the Easter Sunday bombing attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 321.

About 500 people were injured and 38 foreigners are among the fatal victims.

The information was released during a session of Parliament, in which its current Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya, announced the emergency regulations recently promulgated in the country.

About 40 suspects have been arrested in connection with the bombing attacks occurred during the Easter Sunday celebrations, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Ten murdered during Easter holidays

De­spite a po­lice-en­forced Red Alert and a man­date for in­creased po­lice vis­i­bil­i­ty, there were ten mur­ders over the long East­er week­end.

Ac­cord­ing to me­dia tab­u­la­tion, the mur­der toll jumped to 160 af­ter eight peo­ple were shot in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents over the past four days.

Five of the vic­tims were shot in one night in four sep­a­rate in­ci­dents be­tween East­er Sun­day and Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, the in­ci­dents oc­curred in Tu­na­puna, San­ta Cruz, La Hor­quet­ta and Laven­tille.

Garcia knocks fake Maths SEA marks

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia on Mon­day de­nied that the Caribbean Ex­am­i­na­tion Coun­cil (CXC) has tak­en a de­ci­sion not to mark two ques­tions in the Math sec­tion of the 2019 Sec­ondary En­trance As­sess­ment (SEA) ex­am­i­na­tion.

He al­so re­fut­ed claims that the high­est score at­tained in the Maths test was 88 per cent, as re­port­ed on so­cial me­dia on Mon­day, stat­ing that such in­for­ma­tion was de­signed to cre­ate mis­chief and pan­ic among par­ents and stu­dents ahead of to­day’s open­ing of the new school term.

Griffith defends decision to appear on Buju’s stage

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith yes­ter­day de­fend­ed his de­ci­sion to ap­pear on stage dur­ing Bu­ju Ban­ton’s “I am Leg­end Con­cert” stat­ing if he had not done so it would have re­sult­ed in a strained re­la­tion­ship be­tween T&T and Ja­maica.

Grif­fith’s com­ments came hours af­ter he was crit­i­cised on so­cial me­dia for ap­pear­ing at Ban­ton’s con­cert at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah, Port-of-Spain, stat­ing that he was just look­ing for fame and to score points.