Trinidad and Tobago

Prison Officer and his family placed in protective custody

A prison officer and his family have been placed in protective custody after their Belmont home was attacked resulting in the injury of a child.

According to reports prisons officer, Nigel Daniel and his family were awoken by gunshots at their home at Jerningham avenue in Belmont after midnight.

Daniel escaped unscathed but his daughter, who is reportedly under five-years-old was grazed by a bullet.

Police arrived on the scene within minutes but were unable to capture the gunmen.

Venezuelan nationals to protest 'inhumane' treatment outside UN head office

A group of Venezuelan nationals will be protesting outside the united nations head office of chancery lane this morning.

Their grouse, the inhumane treatment meted out to Venezuelan nationals by local immigration authorities during an exercise on Aripata avenue over the weekend.

Activist Yaseina Gonzales described the activity as an abuse of power.

She is alleging that the authorities targeted all Venezuelan nationals including those who are living in Trinidad legally as well as those who have obtained un refugee status like criminals and held like hostages.

Man denied bail on sexual assault charges on two girls

A Laventille man is denied bail when he appeared before Port of Spain 7th Court Magistrate Adia Mohammed, charged with four counts of sexual assault against a 12 and 13-year-old girl.

Hubert Mannette, 56, was charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit, Port of Spain Division for the offenses which allegedly occurred between September 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2016 against the 13-year-old girl, while the assault of the 12-year-old reportedly took place on Tuesday 14th November, 2017.