Trinidad and Tobago

New ferry still docked in China

The passenger ferry, the Galleons Passage, which was expected to set sail to T&T last Friday is still docked in China as delivery of the new Catamaran is being finalised with the National Infrastructure Development Company (NIDCO).

On February 5, Finance Minister Colm Imbert posted on his Twitter account that delivery date of the Galleons Passage “is now set for Wednesday, February 7th, 2018,” and that the vessel “is scheduled to set sail for Trinidad and Tobago on February 9th, 2018.”

Police warn masqueraders to stay safe distance away from Carnival trucks

Police have issued a warning to masqueraders to stay away from large trucks in motion during Carnival celebrations.

This follows the death of a 77-year-old man who was crushed by a music truck on Duke Street.

The Police Service issued the following statement on Monday evening:

Bush fire destroys six PTSC buses

A bush fire in Carlsen Field in Central Trinidad has destroyed six buses belonging to the Public Transport Services Commission (PTSC).

Video and photos show the buses burning as firefighters struggle to put out the blaze and the burnt out skeletons of the buses after the fire was extinguished.

We're told that the buses were not among PTSC's fleet of buses currently in service, but formed part of a group of scores of buses parked in the area that are either awaiting repair work or are used for spare parts.

PTSC will release a statement later on the disaster.

Richards, Lendore golden in Boston, Borel also wins in Chile

T&T sprinters Jereem Richards and Deon Lendore both grabbed gold on Saturday night at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

Running in the Jesse Loubier Men's 300m, Richards topped the four-man field, including his countryman Renny Quow, in a time of 32.10 seconds. Quow did not finish the race.

Meanwhile, in the Men's 400m, Lendore opened his season with a fine run of 46.25 seconds to take the gold. Running in the same race, Machel Cedenio placed third with a time of 47.86 seconds.

Brit couple flees T&T after armed robbery

British couple Amanda Binns, 40 and Elias Mark Jr, 33, who were in T&T for Carnival 2018 were forced to pack up and return to London with their two children, just hours after they were robbed at gunpoint of their phones and rental vehicle.

The incident occurred on the morning of February 6, just as they arrived at a relative’s home along Tumpuna Road in Arima, after attending Machel Montano’s Soca Kingdom concert in Port-of-Spain.

Boy, 8, dies after iron pipe attack by relative

Police are now investigating the death of an eight-year-old boy, who reportedly succumbed to injuries he sustained after being beaten with an iron pipe by a close relative yesterday.

Ishmeel Phillips, of Rydale Avenue, Greenvale Park, La Horquetta, collapsed in an unconscious state at his home after the beating. He was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex Paediatrics Emergency Department by police constable Thaddeus Caraballo.

T&T finishes 10th at Indoor Hockey World Cup

T&T's stickmen finished tenth at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup on Saturday morning after Losing 3-2 to Russia in their final game.

Within the first ten minutes, the Russians rushed out front with a 2-0 lead. First, in the sixth minute, Dmitriy Kuraev scored then four minutes later, Pavel Golubev doubled the lead.

In the 20th minute, Jordan Vieira pulled a goal back for the local boys, before Akim Toussaint leveled the scores in the 33rd minute.

Relatives plead for help in locating missing 16-year-old girl

The relatives of a missing 16-year-old girl are pleading for the public's assistance in finding her.

Keanu Payne, a Form 4 student of the Tranquillity Government Secondary School was last seen two weeks ago on January 27th and her father's home on Cipriani Extension, Morvant.

The girl stays both with her father and her mother who also lives in Morvant on Laurier Street.

A report has been made to the Morvant Police Station but to date there have been no leads.

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