Tenile Cupid

slain mother of 2: Tenile Cupid

HOMICIDE detectives have been given instructions to lay a charge of murder against a 41-year-old Fyzabad man for the killing of Santa Flora mother Tineil Shanice Cupid.

Detectives received instructions from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions late Thursday afternoon, and the suspect is expected to appear virtually before a Siparia magistrate on Friday.

Cupid, a mother of two, was stabbed multiple times to the neck and head, and her body discovered near a WASA station near Well Eight, Syncline Road, Santa Flora, on October 13.

Cupid ended an intimate relationship with a man three weeks ago and returned to her mother's home at Easy Street, Fyzabad.

However, the night before she was found dead, she was seen speaking to her former lover.

Police said the suspect is a father of nine, and he is well-known to them as there are several outstanding warrants for his arrest for his non-payment of child maintenance.

She was given her final rites by family members and friends at a funeral service at JE Guide Funeral Home and Crematorium, San Fernando, on Tuesday.

Cupid's sister, Anastacia Knights, had told the Express that it was after her sister's Cupid's murder that a co-worker of her sister revealed that she (Cupid) was a victim of domestic violence and that she had been severely beaten several weeks ago.


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.