child rape

A 49-year-old man will appear virtually before a Point Fortin Magistrate today to answer five counts of sexual penetration of a minor.

The suspect was arrested on Saturday following a report made by a 16-year-old girl that she was allegedly subjected to years of sexual abuse by her father.

According to the girl, the last assault occurred at 7.30 am on October 19 at their home.

WPC Myers, of the South-Western Division Child Protection Unit (CPU), took lead of the case during which she discovered that the girl was allegedly abused since the age of 11.

Upon learning of the report made to the police, the suspect reportedly ingested a combination of Malathion, power steering and brake fluids. He was rushed to the Point Fortin Area Hospital and subsequently transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where he received treatment and was seen by the Hospital Psychiatrist.

On Sunday the accused was discharged from the institution and taken into police custody.

On Monday WPC Myers arrested the accused who was charged for the five offences for which he is expected to answer to today before a Point Fortin Magistrate.


ALL 250 people detained early yesterday morning at a “zesser party” in Caroni will be charged.

This is the assurance of Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.

He told the Express he had given directives that everyone held at the event be charged under Paragraph 4(d) of the Public Heath coronavirus legislation.

While some are expected to appear before a Chaguanas magistrate today for the offence, others will face charges via summons as names and addresses of everyone who attended the event were obtained by police.

AYANNA PAUL, a 30-year-old unemployed mother of seven, wants to help her children to find a future of hope, even in poverty.

But Paul and her partner cannot afford this on only his earnings as a market vendor.

Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee, Chief Whip for the United National Congress (UNC), is maintaining his position that the statistics do not support the continuation of the anti-gang legislation.

Lee was speaking during a news conference at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, at Charles Street, Port of Spain.

It’s a lie! It’s a damn lie!

This is how Vasant Bharath responded to accusations by incumbent United National Congress (UNC) political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar that he had campaigned for the People’s National Movement in the lead-up to the August 10 general election.

Bharath, who is Persad-Bissessar’s sole competitor for leadership of the party in the UNC’s December 6 internal election, held a news conference yesterday at his campaign headquarters in San Juan, where he addressed the issue.

More than 20 Trinidadian contract workers at farms in Canada say they have been neglected by the Government.

Many left the country in early January prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to undertake farming positions contracted through the Ministry of Labour and are still awaiting exemptions to return home.