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AUTHOR Michael Anthony is ailing. His mind is still sharp. But his body is now failing. He turned 93 in February.  By any measure, it has been…

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A local vigilante known by the screen name “To Catch a Predator TT” has confronted approximately 25 adult men who have used social media to engage in sexual communication with fictional minors online.

In some cases, the men left their homes to meet with the purportedly underage girls.

Amid the prevalence of child sexual abuse and violence against women in Trinidad and Tobago, the person behind the page (whom we will refer to as X), operating both on Instagram and YouTube, told the Express in an anonymous interview last week that its owners had grown frustrated by “young ladies being raped, murdered and dumped”.

AS the Commission of Enquiry into the Paria tragedy closed at the International Waterfront in Port of Spain, there was much sadness and despair over the lives lost that February day in 2021, in the pipe off Pointe-a-Pierre.

But there was one person in that room, celebrated for her diligence throughout the process that saw combative witnesses, angry attorneys, and weeping widows.

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Sex predators in Trinidad and Tobago have formed more than 100 networking groups through which child pornography and thousands of explicit images of young women are being shared amongst themselves.

The groups have been created and recreated by abusers on various online platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram, MeWe and Discord for the purpose of distributing intimate images and videos of children and young women.

THERE would have been a celebration on Wednesday at the home of Jade Peters, as she would have marked her milestone birthday of 21.

But instead of a birthday cake, balloons, party decorations and toasts, there were silent tears from her family and prayers for healing from the indescribable pain of their loss.

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THE Child Protection Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is interested in investigating child predators and paedophile suspects who surfaced during a Sunday Express investigation over the past week.

The fake profile, created by the Express on March 3 depicting a 15-year-old fictional child called Selina Ali, was over the past week bombarded by dozens of messages from adult men, some sending disturbing and in at least one case sexually explicit images to the account.

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Within hours of the Facebook profile of 15-­year-old “Selina Ali” going live, it was flood­ed with disturbing messages from adult men.

They were all told they were speaking with a child.

It did not matter.

Some asked for photos of the girl, others asked to meet, and one sent a graphic photo of self-harm to the account.

Then there was the 22-­year-old plumber, who was among more than a hundred men who reached out to the teenager.

A family in Gran Couva mourning the loss of a loved one who died in a vehicular collision on Sunday has been struck by the death of another family member in the household.

Zobidah Mohammed, 61, a mother of three and grandmother of two, was a victim of a highway cross-over crash and died at the San Fernando General Hospital hours after the collision.

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A 26-year-old mother of three was forced to kneel in front of her family before she was shot dead in St Augustine yesterday afternoon.

She was identified as Aneesa Ramkissoon.

Police said that about 1.30 p.m. yesterday, Ramkissoon was at her home in Train Line Street when three masked men forced their way into the house.

The men confronted Ramkissoon, made her kneel in front of her family—including her three children—then shot her several times.

“This matter went from a missing person to a kidnapping to a homicide to a DNA test to a positive match. How do I go on from here?”

This was the question from Donna Pierre – the mother of Danette Pierre – after a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) test found that human remains found in a burnt-out vehicle in Claxton Bay more than a month ago were a match to her (Danette).

The news of the DNA test result came from the police officers who visited Donna on Wednesday.

A HUMAN Rights Watch (HRW) report, on close to 100 Trinidadian nationals detained in camps or prisons in northeast Syria since 2019, paints a …

LMCS diver Christopher Boodram, the sole survivor in the Paria diving tragedy, prays no other family goes through the heartache and pain he and the other families have had to ­endure since that fateful day.

Divers Fyzal Kurban, Kazim Ali Jr, Yusuf Henry and Rishi Nagassar died inside the 36-inch pipeline a year ago.

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THE nation has been asked to pause this afternoon, around 2.45 p.m., to reme mber the five LMCS divers who were sucked into an undersea pipeline a year ago.

Four of those divers – Fyzal Kurban, Kazim Ali Jnr, Yusuf Henry and Rishi Nagassar – were entombed inside the 36-inch pipeline.

Diver Christopher Boodram made it out alive but his life would never be the same.

The incident happened while the divers were conducting maintenance works on a pipeline owned by Paria Fuel Trading Company Ltd, on its Berth 6 offshore facility in the Gulf of Paria on February 25, 2022.

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“DON’T lose your place and complain for me.”

That was the fiery response from 2023 Visit Trinidad Road March winner Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez) following social media outcry over his wife and now four-time Road March winner Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez’s inclusion in the official credits for his title grabber, “Hard Fete”.

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When we asked that afternoon in late January, Jogie Ramlal could give his exact age—91 years and five months.

JAMES soaked two adult diapers in bloody urine, slammed his head against the floor in agony and released a guttural scream on the evening of M…

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“I can’t talk about Andrea without breaking down. I was talking to my lawyer some time ago. I just broke down. The less I talk about her, the better. With the help of God, I am fighting it.”

Two years later, the pain is as raw for dad Randolph Bharatt as it was on January 29, 2021, when his only daughter Andrea went missing and was subsequently found dead on February 4.


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