News and Commentaries from Various News Sources in T&T
No charges for two Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Two held after Saturday's police-involved shooting released Community activist Kareem Marcelle told Newsday one man was released at about 8 pm on Monday after his attorney Russell Warner threatened to go to court to have him released. Warner's client was held at the Woodbrook police station without charge for three days. The second man was released on Tuesday.
Morvant residents call on PCA to probe police killing of 'Ratty' Residents of Second Caledonia, Morvant are pleading for the immediate intervention of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) after they claimed police unjustifiably shot and killed a villager whom they said was responsible for a home invasion in the upscale Ellerslie, Maraval district.
One man charged after fiery protest Head of the Port of Spain Division Snr Supt Brandon John told Newsday on Tuesday, the man was charged with possession of camouflage, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, insulting language, disorderly behaviour and escaping lawful custody.
The man is one of eight arrested after residents of Beetham Gardens, Sea Lots, Morvant, Duncan and Nelson Streets protested the killings of three people by police on Saturday.
Moonilal: Show empathy to protesters Isaiah Roberts, 17, Leonardo Niko Williams, 17, and Fabien Richards, 21, were returning from a Cocorite party when they were shot dead. Police alleged they were fired upon and retaliated...
"While we understand the passion, we understand the hurt, we understand the pain of persons who perceive that an injustice was done, we can't at any time condone lawbreaking."
Cassia C progressing to first gas says bpTT The energy giant said the development of the platform is in the commissioning phase, the final phase before first gas. The platform reached mechanical completion in April meaning all of the components, including the stand, built by Trinidad Offshore Fabricators in 2020, and the topside which was built in Altimara, Mexico and installed in 2020, are in place and ready to begin production.
Tobago historical groups promote patriotism via tours "I think Tobago is sitting on a rich landmine. After visiting some of the Caribbean countries and seeing what they have to offer, I think if people are sensitised in Tobago as to their assets, what they have to offer to the world, they would develop that pride in being a Tobagonian. That awareness is being developed and the more we share, the more we publicise, I think people would be sensitised to the importance of conserving and preserving the heritage assets in Tobago."
Trinidad and Tobago Ifa author challenges colonial injustice: Coming through the fire Yoruba culture, while recognisable to most in Trinidad and Tobago, is still mystifying as much of it is only practised by a select few who work hard to maintain its traditions. Ifa is the spiritual belief system of the Yoruba people of Nigeria in West Africa. In TT, this spirituality has been passed down for generations and new recruits, looking to find a deeper connection to their ancestral past, are initiated and taught by practising members.