T&T 18-year-old shot dead on Christmas Day

(Trinidad Express) Christmas celebrations were shattered for a Maracas Valley family on Tuesday following the murder of an 18-year-old man just a stone’s throw from where he lived.

Police said around 2 p.m. several gunshots were heard near an abandoned house at the corner of Acono Road and Maracas Valley Road.

Residents of Hilltop Drive and Acono Road heard the gunshots and when they went to investigate they found the bullet-riddled body of Cordell Dhanoolal, alias “Busy”, lying in the house. Police said they have information that Dhanoolal was seen being shot three times by a man, who then pursued him to the abandoned house and shot him twice again.

A team of officers led by Supt David Abraham visited the scene where they conducted enquiries.

The murder toll for the year now stands at 376 according to an Express tally.

Robindranath Naraynsingh

T&T petrol dealers facing crisis – association head

(Trinidad Guardian) President of the Petroleum Dealers’ Association of T&T, Robindranath Naraynsingh, yesterday said the country’s 170 gas stations were on the verge of collapse due to poor profitability margins from the sale of fuel.

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Chinese firm to establish US$2 billion industrial zone in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Chinese company, Jiuguan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) are to invest US$2 billion to establish an industrial zone in Nain, St Elizabeth over a four-year period creating over 3,000 new jobs.

Carlene Grant

Spurned lover batters T&T guard to death

(Trinidad Guardian) Minutes after he told a teenage relative he was going to get a meal and go to church, a man instead showed up at Carlene Grant’s workplace and stabbed her several times before taking a sledgehammer and bashing in the side of her head.

Roosevelt Skerrit

Dominica defends citizenship programme as boost to economy

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Dominica government defended its decision to introduce a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), saying that it had contributed significantly to the socio-economic development of the island.

Tonya d’Almada

Helicopter pilot charged with TT$1.3m in cocaine possession

(Trinidad Express) A helicopter pilot on Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of cocaine valued at TT$1.3 million.

Carlene Grant (Trinidad Express photo)

Spurned lover batters T&T guard to death

(Trinidad Guardian) Minutes after he told a teenage relative he was going to get a meal and go to church, a man instead showed up at Carlene Grant’s workplace and stabbed her several times before taking a sledgehammer and bashing in the side of her head.

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