A Pleasantville man was arrested and charged in connection with a robbery on Wednesday after his fingerprints matched those found at the scene of the crime.

Roger Greene, of Circular Left, was charged with one count of robbery with violence, one count of attempted rape, and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Police reported that on October 12, Greene allegedly entered a home on Richard Street, San Fernando, while the occupant was taking out her garbage.

He forced her back into the house and beat her about the body.

After restraining the resident, Greene proceeded to rob her, making off with $6,300 and a quantity of foreign currency.

Fingerprints lifted at the crime scene by CSI personnel matched those of Greene, leading to his arrest by officers attached to the Mon Repos Criminal Investigations Department. 

Officers recovered $6,200 from Greene.

He appeared before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

The matter was adjourned to October 30, 2020.


In the words of calypsonian Denyse Plummer, East Port of Spain residents “nah leaving!”

This was what many of them said in response to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s advice to seize the opportunity to move from the area, if requested, to allow for the revitalisation of Port of Spain.

The Prime Minister said on Thursday: “If you don’t move, that means you will stay in the squalor for the next 40 years. You might like that, but your children wouldn’t like it. And I will say the same thing to Sea Lots.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement of a $10 million allocation to assist bar and restaurant workers who have been financially affected by Covid-19 restrictions has been described as a much-needed measure by the Bar Owners Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOATT).