Toyota Hilux

Recovered: This Toyota Hilux, stolen on Thursday evening from the car park of Massy Stores, Westmoorings, was in the process of being disassembled for parts when it was found by police in Port of Spain.

POLICE are warning citi­zens to take precautions and observe their surroundings following several reports of robberies, with two incidents taking place in car parks on Thursday.

On Thursday evening, a 52-year-old economist, who police said is employed with a United Nations office in Trinidad, was robbed at gunpoint in the car park of Massy Stores in Westmoorings, near The Falls at Westmall. Police said around 6.40 p.m., Michael Hendrickson and his 16-year-old daughter were walking to his Toyota Hilux, having just left Massy Stores super­market.

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Call names! Call names! So declared Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bisssessar yesterday as she responded to claims by National Security Minister Stuart Young that two high-ranking United National Congress (UNC) members were in talks with criminals and imprisoned gang leaders.

Three hand-written letters naming four suspects in the disappearance of disc jockey Claude “Choko” Hospedales, back in October 2011, were dropped off on the doorsteps of his mother, Maureen Hospedales.

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Port of Spain is traditionally a People’s National Movement (PNM) stronghold. The party has held the seat since the county council election of 1959 and has controlled the Port of Spain City Corporation for the past 60 years. But former Port of Spain mayor Louis Lee Sing has thrown his hat into the ring and is prepared to battle the party he was once a member of for control of the capital city.

IN celebrating Divali as the rise of knowledge over ignorance and light over darkness, I believe we have a lot to learn from the open-minded theology of Hinduism, its flexibility, and ability to respond to change.”