Ex husband charged with mom’s murder

Charged: Joseph Bennet is charged with murdering Arisa David.

(Trinidad Express) A Chaguanas man was expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate yesterday, charged with the January 2 murder of his former common law wife, Arisa Vana David.

Joseph Bryan Bennet 36, a taxi driver, of Chase Village, Chaguanas, was charged with murder, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.

David, 25, also of Chase Village, Chaguanas, was found dead in the bedroom of her home, around 8:30am by her daughters – ages eight and three.

The victim had been in an altercation with a man the day before, during which he allegedly threatened to kill her, police said.

An autopsy revealed she was strangled.


T&T woman fatally stabbed by lover in broad daylight

(Trinidad Guardian) A domestic dispute yesterday turned deadly for a 27-year-old woman, after she was stabbed in the neck by her lover in broad daylight at the Croisee in San Juan.

Peru’s president, ensnared in scandals, resigns on eve of impeachment vote

LIMA,  (Reuters) – Peru’s center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation yesterday after a vote-buying allegations ensnared him in a fresh scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, capping months of political turmoil in one of Latin America’s most stable economies.

China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

CARACAS/BEIJING,  (Reuters) – China is likely to extend an agreement providing crisis-stricken Venezuela with favourable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro’s government, according to sources in Caracas and Beijing familiar with the situation.

Battered with brick: Mayaro mom was 8-months pregnant

(Trinidad Express) The woman beaten to death with a brick in Mayaro on Monday night was eight months pregnant.

Maduro challenger promises U.S. dollar giveaway for Venezuelans

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Opposition presidential candidate Henri Falcon’s campaign vowed yesterday to implement a $25 monthly giveaway to Venezuelans, as part of plans to dollarize the crisis-hit economy and alleviate suffering should he win the May 20 vote.


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