Three (3) persons were shot and killed in Carapo this afternoon (Saturday 28th January 2023). The bullet-riddled bodies were discovered in a car and Police are currently on the scene of the triple murder. At least one (1) of the victims is a woman. Two (2) persons died at the scene, while the third succumbed to their injuries at Hospital.
The murder toll for the year has hit fifty-four (54).
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A 74-year-old male pedestrian was killed by a vehicle along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, in the vicinity of UWI, St. Augustine Campus, on Saturday morning (28th January 2023). The man has been identified as Peter Tim Yum Lum, a Chinese national.
According to reports, the driver of a motor vehicle, Kevin Ramnath, of Acono Road, Maracas, St. Joseph, was proceeding East along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway near the UWI traffic lights, when he came into contact with the elderly man.
He died at the scene.
Ag Cpl Lawrence of the St. Joseph Police Station is continuing enquiries into the incident.
Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, is advising that the latest statistics for actual economic growth for 2022, published by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) on its website, as it continues to refine its data, are better than previously estimated.
In a Media Release on Friday (27th January 2023), Minister Imbert said that instead of a decline of -0.1% in Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Trinidad and Tobago in the first quarter of 2022, as previously estimated by the CSO, “the CSO has now advised that our economy actually grew by 1.6% in that quarter. Further, according to the CSO, Real GDP grew by a substantial 6.6% in the second quarter of 2022. This means that for the first half of 2022, according to the CSO, Real GDP grew by a heathy 4.1%, almost twice the growth figure previously estimated for that period.”
The Minister added, “What is interesting and encouraging in the latest data published by the CSO, is that it indicates that the non-energy sector experienced Real GDP growth of 4.6% in the first quarter of 2022 and Real GDP growth of 10.5% in the second quarter of 2022, yielding strong economic growth in the non-energy sector of 7.5% in the first half of 2022. This data demonstrates that our economy is recovering from the ravages of the COVID-19 Pandemic and that our diversification efforts are bearing fruit.”
The Media Release concluded by saying, “The data also indicates that our nominal GDP, which is used to calculate our Debt-to-GDP ratio, is also better than previously estimated. In fact, preliminary calculations indicate that nominal GDP for Trinidad and Tobago in the first half of 2022 was $3 billion more than previously calculated.”
Pictured Above: Jesse John, 32.
A 32-year-old man was killed in a crash on the Northbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway in Charlieville early yesterday morning (Friday 27th January 2023). He has been identified as Jesse John of Bagna Trace, Chase Village.
According to reports, Officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Unit in Freeport responded to a road traffic accident around 1:20 AM on the Northbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, in the vicinity of the Charlieville Walkover.
Upon arrival, Officers observed a blue Honda Civic wedged between the Walkover and a concrete post. John, who was the driver and sole occupant of the Civic, was found pinned in the driver’s seat, with smoke and fire emanating from the vehicle.
The blaze was extinguished by Fire Officers from the Chaguanas Fire Station, led by FSO Woods.
The ‘Jaws of Life’ had to be utilized to remove John from the mangled vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a District Medical Officer (DMO).
Cpl David and other Police Officers from the Chaguanas Police Station also responded to the scene and are continuing investigations into the tragic accident.
There have been seven (7) road fatalities for the year so far, compared to eight (8) for the same period in 2022.
[Source: Trinidad Express]
Two (2) men were shot dead outside a bar in Cunupia early this morning (Saturday 28th January 2023) and two (2) women were wounded. The deceased men have been identified as 34-year-old Shaheed Jamool of Longdenville, Chaguanas and Shakeel Ferdinand of Kernahan Trace, Chin Chin Road, Cunupia.
According to reports, the men were liming outside Roxbury Bar along Southern Main Road, Cunupia, around 1:00 AM on Saturday morning, when a gunman approached and opened fire. The two (2) men were hit and later succumbed to their injuries.
Two (2) women were also wounded in the shooting and are said to be in stable condition at Hospital.
Investigations are ongoing.
More on this as it becomes available.
Pictured Above: The large generator recovered in Carlsen Field.
Three (3) persons were arrested, and a large generator valued at $800,000 recovered during an intelligence-led anti-crime exercise, conducted by Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Port-of-Spain Division.
The exercise was conducted yesterday (Thursday 26th January 2023), in the Carlsen Field area, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
According to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the Officers proceeded to a scrap dealership in Carlsen Field, after they received pertinent information about the larceny of a generator valued at $800,000, which occurred on 9th February 2021. When the Officers searched the premises they discovered the generator, which was seized, and three (3) persons were subsequently arrested.
The exercise was supervised by ACP Winston Maharaj, Senior Superintendent Ramkhelawan, and Superintendent Pariman, Inspector Mohammed, and was conducted by Cpl Forgenie, Cpl Rambaran, Corporal Kennedy, PCs Brown, Jawahir, Samaroo, O’ Garro, and Dover.
Investigations are continuing and more arrests are imminent.
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