Trinidad and Tobago

Stern John commits to Central FC

Former T&T striker Stern John is targeting silverware in the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship as he renewed his committment to Central FC for the season ahead.

Along with the club, he will unveil the 20-man squad for the trip to the Dominican Republic on Friday afternoon at the Marvin Lee Stadium. The squad is expected to include former T&T standouts such as Carlyle Mitchell and Densill Theobald as well as the return of midfielders Darren Mitchell and Keron Cummings.

Murder in Barataria

A man has been shot and killed in Barataria.

Reports indicate that shortly after 8:30 last evening, 57-year-old Russell Seaton was at his 6th Avenue home when a gunman stormed the premises.

The assailant shot Seaton several times about the body before fleeing the scene.

Residents, upon hearing the loud explosions notified the police.

Upon their arrival, officers discovered Seaton's body lying in a pool of blood. \

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Soldiers agree to repay $1.5m in payroll scam

Two soldiers, accused of defrauding the Defence Force of $1.5m in an alleged payroll scam, have agreed to repay the money.

Lance corporal Jason Richards and private Josimar Belgrave gave the undertaking as the State’s civil lawsuit against them came up for hearing before Justice Ricky Rahim in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday.

Wife of missing diver wants search widened

It's been more than 24 hours since commercial diver Chevonne Bartholomew went missing but his wife believes her husband is still alive.

Pete-Ann thinks he could be drifting somewhere in the ocean, possibly outside of territorial waters and she's hoping the authorities widen the search.

Bartholomew went missing while conducting an underwater inspection of a boat anchored off Gasparee island in Chaguaramas on Monday.

The SSA Air Division unit and coast guard teams combed the Gulf of Paria yesterday into today with private fishermen and divers joining the search.

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