crime scene

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.

According to reports, residents of the area heard gunshots around 4.45 p.m. and notified the police.

Officers from the Inter Agency Task Force responded and found the man’s bullet-riddled body at the side of the roadway.

The officers called for back-up and officials from the Port of Spain Division and the Homicide Bureau visited the scene.

This incident has pushed the murder toll up to 502.


LET the Minister of National Secu­rity present evidence to the Joint Select Committee on Nation­al Security to support his “outlandish and reckless” claims.

NATIONAL Security Minister Stuart Young is standing by his statement that there is a conspi­racy to destabilise the country as he declared yesterday that “no one is above the law”.

FEAR and confusion.

These are the feelings that residents of Arima and its surrounding communities say are overwhelming them.

A spike in violent crime since the start of 2020 has put the community on edge.

THE politicos agree on two things. No clear winner is going to emerge in today’s Tobago election for political leader of the PNM ­Tobago Island Council.