ACTING Police Commissioner Ste­phen Williams has said it is alleged convicted fraudster Dillian Johnson, a close friend of Chief Justice Ivor Archie, who planned a hit on an official of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA).

The statement is contained in a report signed by Williams which was forwarded to a unit in the local Police Service for submission to United Kingdom authorities.

Johnson is currently in the UK seeking asylum.


TRINIDAD and Tobago yesterday broke its own dreadful record for Covid-19-related deaths, with the Ministry of Health reporting an additional 21 fatalities over 24 hours.

The death toll placed T&T in the unenviable position of leading the Caribbean for the most fatalities in a day, ahead of Cuba with 18 deaths in one day.

However, Cuba’s population is more than 11 million people compared to this country’s 1.4 million.

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley has accused the Opposition Leader of shamelessly trying to “tief” credit for two Covid-19 field hospitals donated by the government of the United States.

In a post yesterday on his Facebook account, “Dr Keith Rowley”, the PM said Kamla Persad-Bissessar and the United National Congress (UNC) were also disrespecting the intelligence of the population.

Imam Sheik Nazrudeen Mohammed, head of the Tableland ASJA Masjid, has died from the Covid-19 virus.

Mohammed, 70, passed away at Augustus Long Hospital, Pointe-a-Pierre, on Wednesday, shortly before the new moon was sighted confirming the observance of Eid-ul-Fitr yesterday.

As the country recorded its highest number of Covid-19 deaths yesterday, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar slammed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for boasting that two field hospitals from the United States set up in Couva were the result of talks last year.

This Eid-ul-Fitr, Couva mother of three Radica Matagoolam would have awakened before sunrise and offered her prayers, begging Lord Shiva and Hanuman for enlightenment about her missing son.

Radica is a Hindu, but Eid is significant for her as her last child, Anil, walked out from her home two days before the religious holiday three years ago and vanished without a trace.