Trinidad coast guard searching for 25 Venezuelans after boat sinks

(Trinidad Guardian) T&T Coast Guard of­fi­cers and fish­er­men were up to late yes­ter­day as­sist­ing their Venezue­lan coun­ter­parts in a mas­sive search and res­cue mis­sion for 25 Venezue­lan mi­grants who re­mained miss­ing af­ter their boat sank on the way to Trinidad and To­ba­go on Tues­day night.

Trinidadian ISIS bride regrets moving to Syria

(Trinidad Guardian) A Trinidad & Tobago woman who mar­ried an ISIS fight­er in 2014, said she re­gret­ted her de­ci­sion even be­fore she ar­rived in Syr­ia with her new hus­band and her then 12-year-old son.

Cops probing Venezue­lan links with Trinidad gangs—Dillon

(Trinidad Guardian) Sur­veil­lance on Venezue­lans le­gal, il­le­gal and crim­i­nal. The TT Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) is mon­i­tor­ing the con­nec­tions be­tween Venezue­lan crim­i­nals who have been iden­ti­fied in T&T and the lo­cal gangs.

T&T’s oil revenue under new threat

-from French 75% withholding tax

(Trinidad Express) As the government of T&T, unlike its Caribbean counterparts, continues to fail to get T&T removed from a European Union blacklist even once, T&T could be about to lose close to millions of dollars in oil revenue this year, a French tax attorney confirmed over the Easter weekend.

Buju Banton preaches peace at Trinidad concert

(Trinidad Guardian) The at­mos­phere at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah was lit, es­pe­cial­ly with the over­pow­er­ing scent of mar­i­jua­na at Sun­day’s I Am Leg­end Con­cert but with­in all the fun, Gram­my-win­ning leg­end Bu­ju Ban­ton sobered the au­di­ence in call­ing the coun­try out on its ram­pant mur­ders.

Trinidad Top Cop defends decision to appear on Buju’s stage

(Trinidad Guardian) Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith yesterday de­fend­ed his de­ci­sion to ap­pear on stage dur­ing Bu­ju Ban­ton’s “I am Leg­end” con­cert, stat­ing if he had not done so, it would have re­sult­ed in a strained re­la­tion­ship be­tween T&T and Ja­maica.

Nine murdered in Trinidad during Easter holidays

(Trinidad Guardian) De­spite a po­lice-en­forced Red Alert and a man­date for in­creased po­lice vis­i­bil­i­ty, there were nine mur­ders over the long East­er week­end.

Trinidad Top Cop assures Buju of no more trouble

(Trinidad Guardian) Hours af­ter de­fend­ing his of­fi­cers’ de­ci­sion to search the ho­tel room of Bu­ju Banton, Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith met with the Ja­maican reg­gae artiste to as­sure him of­fi­cers will not in­ter­fere with him or mem­bers of his en­tourage again.

Trinidad judge accused of inappropriate sexual advances

(Trinidad Express) “I never heard a thing. I have been good…” This is the response of newly Cabinet appointed Industrial Court judge Nizam Khan when contacted for comment on sexual harassment claims against him.

Trinidad Top Cop assures Buju of no more trouble

(Trinidad Guardian) Hours af­ter de­fend­ing his of­fi­cers’ de­ci­sion to search the ho­tel room of Bu­ju Ban­ton, Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith met with the Ja­maican reg­gae artiste to as­sure him of­fi­cers will not in­ter­fere with him or mem­bers of his en­tourage again.

Venezuela using T&T to hide oil exports

(Trinidad Guardian) There are re­ports of T&T ports be­ing used by Venezuela’s state oil com­pa­ny, Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA), to avoid US sanc­tions.

Two T&T cops charged over breach of firearm act

(Trinidad Guardian) An act­ing po­lice su­per­in­ten­dent with over 35 years of ser­vice has been ar­rest­ed and charged for un­law­ful­ly caus­ing the re­lease of a po­lice con­sta­ble with­out him be­ing pros­e­cut­ed for the of­fence of neg­li­gence in breach of the Firearm Act.

Venezuelan cops intercept $40m cocaine shipment bound for Trinidad

A co­caine ship­ment with an es­ti­mat­ed street val­ue close to TT$40 mil­lion, which was des­tined for Trinidad and To­ba­go, was in­ter­cept­ed by mem­bers of the Cuer­po de In­ves­ti­ga­ciones Ci­en­tifi­cas Pe­nales Y Crim­i­nal­is­tics (CI­CPC) in Venezuela yes­ter­day.

Buju cleared for Trinidad & Tobago concert

(Trinidad Guardian) Ja­maican dance­hall artiste Bu­ju Ban­ton has been grant­ed per­mis­sion to en­ter T&T this week­end for the “I am Leg­end” con­cert.

Trinidad mom, son, 12, feared killed in Syria

(Trinidad Newsday) THERE may be about 15 Trinidad & Tobago children in refugee camps in Syria, but a news story in the Daily Telegraph of London on Friday said a mother, who is a TT citizen, could not be accounted for.

Trinidad: Bandits beat, rob family before setting home on fire

Cops dismiss ‘distress’ call

(Trinidad Guardian) A Ch­agua­nas fam­i­ly is count­ing them­selves lucky to be alive af­ter they were bound, beat­en and robbed by three masked ban­dits who al­so set their home of nine years on fire be­fore they fled the area as well.

Trinidad AG: Account for your gold, fancy cars

T&T AG goes after ‘Blingers, Zessers’…

(Trinidad Guardian)  “Blingers” and “Zessers” be­ware of Gov­ern­ment’s Ex­plain Your Wealth leg­is­la­tion. At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi made this clear as he pi­lot­ed the con­tro­ver­sial bill in the Sen­ate on Monday.

Trinidad: 2 fishermen dead, 2 missing after boat mishap

(Trinidad Guardian) Moya Gyan­dass paced anx­ious­ly along the Car­li Bay shore­line yes­ter­day, as the par­ty who went search­ing for her hus­band Sie­u­nar­ine Gyan­dass and neigh­bour Vedesh Mar­lo re­turned.

Nipsey Hussle’s Trinidad connection: Conspiracy theory in rapper’s death

(Trinidad Guardian) When Gram­my-nom­i­nat­ed rap­per Nipsey Hus­sle (Er­mias As­ghe­dom) was fa­tal­ly shot in Los An­ge­les two Sun­days ago, so­cial me­dia was flood­ed with users, in­clud­ing renowned mu­si­cians, ac­tors, and ath­letes ex­press­ing dis­tress over his death.

Venezuelan pirates attack Trinidad registered yacht

(Trinidad Guardian) Pres­i­dent of the Yacht Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion of Trinidad and To­ba­go (YSATT) Tom­my John­son, has re­port­ed an at­tack on a yacht by eight Venezue­lan na­tion­als.

Trinidad: Cop charged with gold ring fraud

(Trinidad Express) A police officer  with eight years’ service appeared before the court charged with obtaining money by false pretences after allegedly selling a ring.

Trinidad: Family fight ends in death

(Trinidad Guardian) Weeks of bit­ter ar­gu­ments and rage end­ed trag­i­cal­ly for Ter­ry El­lie on Sat­ur­day when he died from in­juries he suf­fered in a fight with a male rel­a­tive hours ear­li­er.

Trinidad: Probe launched into fake ID card

(Trinidad Guardian) A na­tion­al iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card bear­ing the name of a Venezue­lan na­tion­al has sparked an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and claims of vot­er-padding as the State gets ready to roll out an amnesty pol­i­cy to al­low mi­grants to live and work legal­ly in this coun­try.

Man of Trinidadian descent charged in US over Porsche scam

(Trinidad Guardian) It has been clas­si­fied as the largest fi­nan­cial crime in Porsche Cars North Amer­i­ca’s his­to­ry and it was al­leged­ly per­pe­trat­ed by Shi­raaz Sookral­li, 44, a man born to Trinida­di­an par­ents who has lived in the Unit­ed States all his life, but is re­port­ed to have deep busi­ness con­nec­tions in this coun­try.

Baby among victims in horrific Trinidad murder/suicide

(Trinidad Guardian) To­co vil­lagers and sea­soned po­lice of­fi­cers re­coiled in hor­ror on Friday as the bod­ies of an eight-month-old ba­by boy and his sev­en-year-old sis­ter were found in a car with their dead parents.

Trinidad drunk driver banned for life

(Trinidad Express) A retiree has been placed on a ban from driving for the rest of his life after he was found driving drunk for a third time.

Baby among victims in horrific Trinidad murder/suicide

(Trinidad Guardian) To­co vil­lagers and sea­soned po­lice of­fi­cers re­coiled in hor­ror on Friday as the bod­ies of an eight-month-old ba­by boy and his sev­en-year-old sis­ter were found in a car with their dead par­ents.