Child Protection Unit officers charged a 43-year-old man from Princes Town with sexual touching of a child.

The arrest was made on Wednesday.

He was scheduled to appear virtually at the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court, today.

The seven-year-old female victim reported to the CPU Southern Division she was allegedly assaulted by the suspect.

Investigations were spearheaded by Ag W/Supt George, Ag ASP Sookdeo, supervised by Ag W/Insp Francis and conducted by WPC QuashieGay.


Taxpayers now have to foot close to $10 million in damages to 20 former employees of the Security Intelligence Agency (SIA) who were dismissed by the Kamla Persad-­Bissessar regime.

The Industrial Court, in a ru­ling handed down on Wednesday, minced no words, with the panel describing the dismissals as “patently egregious” while, at the same time, slamming the Ministry of National Security under the former administration for not tendering a defence despite being ordered by the courts to do so.

Fifteen more people tested positive for the Covid-19 virus yesterday and are now in hospital. The Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 updates yesterday indicated that it was still unknown how 12 of the newest cases contracted the virus, as epidemiological investigations were being done. Three of the patients contracted the virus from recently positive Covid-19 patients, the Ministry noted.