In three days, a second police officer has been shot while at a police station.

On Monday night, a police constable was shot to the hand at the Gasparillo police station.

A police report said that at around 7 p.m. PC Hanumansingh attached to the Gasparillo police station was in an enclosed room on the first floor cleaning his service pistol when it allegedly fell from his hand.

The report said that as he tried to catch it in mid-air the firearm discharged and he was shot to the left hand.

The constable was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital.

ASP Joseph Jaikaran, Insp Lewis and Sgt Ishmael responded and investigations are continuing.

On Saturday, a female police officer was shot when her colleague ‘cleared’ a firearm at the police station.

WPC Jaistri Singh, 36, a municipal police officer attached to the San Juan/ Laventille Corporation, was shot to the shin.

Singh underwent emergency surgery and is in stable condition at hospital.


Two weeks ago when calls had been made for another lockdown to be implemented, some members of the business community objected to such a measure, saying it would negatively impact their businesses and put their employees out of jobs.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Covid-­19 death toll has climbed by nine while 565 more people have tested positive for the virus.

The Ministry of Health reported in its Covid-19 update yester­day that of the nine Covid-19 deaths, four were elderly men with comorbidities, four were middle-aged men with comorbidities and one was an elderly woman with comorbidities.

Single mother of one, Sherene Ali, suffered “a silent death” on Thursday afternoon after recovering from Covid-19.

The San Fernando mother and worship leader at the City of Destiny International Church (CODI) was yesterday celebrated by mourning daughter Shinnell Bissoon, who posted the news of her mother’s passing on Facebook.

According to Bissoon, her mother did contract the Covid-19 virus but this was not the cause of her death.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has declared Sunday, May 23 a national day of prayer.

The next two Sundays will be devoted to prayers for healing in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Office of the Prime Minister stated yesterday via a Facebook post that Rowley has declared May 23, 2021 a national day of prayer.