The house at Harrinanan Avenue

locked up tight: The house at Harrinanan Avenue, Malabar, where a mother and daughter were rescued by police yesterday. 

POLICE rescued a 33-year-old nurse and her 12-year-old daughter who police said were being held hostage by the woman’s husband at their house in Malabar, yesterday.

The 34-year-old suspect, who is employed at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), was arrested by police and remained in custody last night.

Officers from the Special Opera­tions Response Team (SORT) and Guard and Emergency Branch, along with officers of the Northern Division Task Force, responded to reports that the suspect’s wife and daughter were being held against their will at their Harrinanan Avenue, Malabar, home around 10.20 a.m.

“After two hours of tactical negotiations” led by a Special Branch negotiator, the victims were released unharmed into the care of police officers, a statement from the Police Service said.


Two teenagers died yesterday when a birthday lime turned tragic at Argyle waterfall near Roxborough, Tobago. Kharisha Thompson, a 15-year-old pupil of Scarborough Secondary School, and 19-year-old Chrislon Walters of Argyle drowned at the Falls.

POLICE are asking the public to help identify the body of a woman found yesterday in Valencia. Police said that around 7 a.m., a motorist spotted the body obliquely opposite a road to enter the Tapana Quarry, off Toco Main Road in Valencia.

In a news release last weekend, the board of directors of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) stated that the services of Dr Rufaro Celestine, Medical Chief of Staff of Scarborough General Hospital (SGH), have been terminated effective immediately. “Clinical oversight of the Scarborough General Hospital will be undertaken by Dr Victor Wheeler, head of department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,” the TRHA board added.