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ONE man is dead and another injured following a shooting in Arima on Saturday night.

Police were told by the survivor that at about 8.10 p.m. he went to Train Line Road, off Pinto Road, Arima, to purchase marijuana from a man he knows as “Buju”.

While engaging in the transaction with Buju, whose real name is Anton Joseph, from Train Line Road, the 19-year-old told police he heard a volley of gunshots.

He then felt a burning sensation to his left calf and realised he had been shot.

He turned around and ran away.

He was later able to flag down a taxi and sought medical attention at Arima Hospital.

While he was there, Joseph was brought into the hospital by residents of the area.

But he died around 8.52 that night.

This is the third killing which has been classed as a murder for the year.

Investigators observed 12 bullet holes.

Police have no motive for the killing.

There have been two other homicides, but an inquest was ordered into the death of Aariff Mohammed, while investigations are still ongoing into how Russell Callender was killed.

The murder toll for the same period last year was ten.


The announcement of the appointment of a committee to review the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination and Concordat has met with support from parents and psychologist Dr Varma Deyalsingh.

The Ministry of Education announced yesterday that Cabi­net has given approval for the establishment of a committee to “further review and recommend changes to the conduct of SEA and transition to secondary school and the Concordat”.

The ministry said the establishment of the committee was initiated following a series of consultations last year.

SANATAN Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) general secretary Vijay Maharaj said the denominational boards are upset over the Government’s “disrespectful” move in not appointing any of its members to a committee to further review and recommend changes to the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) and the Concordat.

Caricom countries will share Covid-19 vaccines with one another.

This is one of the decisions of the Caricom Heads of Government at its intersessional meeting yesterday.

At the meeting, leaders also agreed to issue a “strong statement” registering their “concern and dissatisfaction” with the way Caricom countries are being “squeezed” out of access to the Covid-19 vaccines.

These announcements were made by Caricom chairman and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the conclusion of the Caricom Heads of Government 32nd Intersessional meeting.

Forty-four women are still missing from ­reports made in 2020.

This was stated by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith yesterday during a news conference at the Police Administration Building in Port of Spain.

At the time Griffith was attempting to clarify misinformation on the topic of missing persons in this country, pointing out that since the death of Andrea Bharatt, media outlets, including international ones, had picked up and utilised incorrect information or “out-of-context” statistics to paint an image that there was a crisis in this country as it regarded missing persons.