A 14-year-old boy is expected to appear virtually before the Children’s Court today, charged with July 2 the murder of Dial Seepersad.

The teenager who resides in the Northern Division, was charged with the offence on Monday.

Seepersad, 44, of St. Joseph, was walking along Dookiesingh Street, St. Augustine, when he was approached by a teenager and there was an altercation.

The the victim was stabbed in the chest and died at the scene.

An investigation was launched into the matter and the minor was arrested on that same date in the presence of his mother.

He was charged with the offence by WPC La Fortune-Salina of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 2.


IS Barry Padarath in or out?

The People’s National Movement (PNM) is considering mounting a legal challenge to the candidacy of Barry Padarath, the United National Congress (UNC) Princes Town candidate for the 2020 general election.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday expressed satisfaction with the findings of the pre-election 2020 poll conducted by Nigel Henry which showed the People’s National Movement (PNM) five per cent ahead of its main rival, the United National Congress (UNC).

OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her “minions” in the United National Congress (UNC) have now “stepped over the line” by attacking the father and brother of National Security Minister Stuart Young.

Young said so yesterday at a news conference at the Ministry of National Security in Port of Spain.

Covid-19 has caused a massive shift in what’s uppermost in the minds of citizens, with the pandemic now trumping crime as the major worry.

“Concern over the coronavirus pandemic has overtaken concern over crime, which had previously polled as the most pressing national issue for almost a decade.

AS the number of Covid-19 cases continues to climb daily in Trinidad and Tobago, a staff member and a child at the St Jude’s School for Girls have tested positive for the virus, while the Montrose Government Primary School has been ordered closed after a pupil was exposed to a contact of a Covid-19 case.