Killed: Akini “Dole” Adams (left) and Bulls

A reputed gang lord was killed in Sea Lots by police on Thursday.

Akini “Dole Chadee” Adams was shot dead during a reported 'shootout'.


Killed: Akani Adams

Adams was shot dead inside a house. A second man was also shot. Police gave his nickname as "Bulls".

The killings, which involved the Special Operations response Unit (SORT) has triggered a protest in Sea Lots.

Dole Chadee

Akini Adams said he was a fisherman

Residents have set fire to debris and are blocking roads.

“Alyuh wicked. Alyuh Bad. But God doh sleep” women shouted at the heavily armed and masked officers on the scene.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is leading his officers at the scene, and warning protesters of arrest if they interfere with the operation in progress.

Adams was a suspect in the 2017 murder of WPC Nyoshia Joseph but was not charged.

Adams, who purchased a luxury Range Rover, said he was a fisherman.


Akini Adams

Police considered him to be one of the biggest criminals in Port of Spain.

Only on Monday was Adams released from custody.


Akini Adams in happier times

He and Cedric Burke, were arrested at Production Avenue, Sea Lots on Sunday.

Burke and Adams were released after being held at the St Joseph CID for questioning.


ONE of Trinidad and Tobago’s senior banking executives has confirmed that most of the automated teller machines (ATMs) in the local banking system are not currently configured for polymer notes.

Trinidad and Tobago consumes one billion litres of fuel a year. That’s for just over one million cars on the road. For a population of 1.3 million.

Women and girls in Trinidad and Tobago cannot walk the streets without being harassed by dirty men with foul mouths who brazenly make offensive comments which can range from “baby yuh sweet and sexy” to explicit remarks about female genitalia.

ONE man was gunned down yesterday afternoon in Laventille. The deceased was identified as Jmarie Villarel. Villarel was also known as “Pokey from Trou Macaque”, police said.

Today, the T&T Transparency Institute (TTTI) joins the world in observing International Anti-Corruption Day.

To this end, in a press release to mark Anti-Corruption Day 2019, TTTI said that while the Parliament has made efforts in enacting anti-corruption legislation, such as the passage of the Civil Asset Recovery and Management and Unexplained Wealth Bill, 2019, as well as the removal of the Anti-corruption Investigations Bureau (ACIB) from under the purview of the Ministry of the Attorney General to the Commissioner of Police, more has to be done.