A 33-year-old man is expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today charged with two counts of cruelty to two children.

The suspect was arrested on Friday by officers of the Eastern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) following a report made by the children’s mother earlier this year.

On March 6, a woman reported to Eastern CPU officers that she had been allegedly subjected to abuse at the hands of her husband for years.

She informed officers that she told her husband she would leave him.

According to the woman, the man then allegedly took out his anger on their children, two boys, ages seven and nine.

The boys were dealt several blows about their face causing severe swelling.

WPC La Fortune of the Eastern Division CPU conducted enquires into the report which led to the arrest of the suspect during an intelligence-led exercise in the Division over the weekend.

The suspect is expected to appear in court today.


Police is seeking the assistance of the public in locating missing teenager Loreena Baboolal.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of Monday morning.