A SIPARIA woman reported to police that minutes after she collected $6,900 child maintenance money for her children she was robbed.

The 30 year old woman told police that she was attacked by a thief after leaving the Siparia Magistrates’ court on Tuesday.

The victim went to the Siparia CID and told police officers that around 10.10 a.m. she was walking along Daisy Voisin Street near the Penal taxi stand.

She reported that she was accosted by a man who held onto her right hand and twisted it.

She told officers that she became fearful and the man took the envelope containing $6900, the maintenance money for her children she had just collected at the court.

The woman said that the man ran down lower Daisy Voisin Street, then Mary Street and escaped.

Sgt Jaggernauth, Cpl Boodlal and PC Jaglal of the Siparia CID responded and searched for the suspect, but no one was arrested.

PC Jaglal is continuing investigations.


Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says there will be a strong presence of police officers general election day, August 10.

In a statement from the Police Service yesterday, Griffith said he gave this assurance to Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) chief election officer Fern Narcis-Scope and deputy chief election officer Lena Sahadeo.

WITH mere weeks to the 2020 general election, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday opened yet another facility, this time the $90 million Moruga Agro-Processing and Light Industrial Park.

Sixty-one-year-old Joanne Pantin, who has been stranded in Florida, says she is heartbroken over comments made by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and her son, Stephen Nicholas Pantin.

In a telephone interview with the Express yesterday, Pantin said she had a meltdown when she learned that the Government had agreed to host the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and allow players to come to Trinidad.

Anti-Christopher Columbus lobbyists are happy Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has finally chimed in the conversation over the removal of the statue.

While speaking at the opening of the Bagatelle Community Centre last week, Rowley said after the August 10 election there should be a “sane and sober” national conversation on what colonial statues and monuments should come down.

WITH the early closure of bars imposed by the Government and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) games beginning on August 18, the Barkeepers Association is calling for the 8 p.m. lock-off time to be lifted before the CPL bowls off, as the early closure will further hit their earnings.