game thief

A security guard who stole game consoles and games from the home of a prison officer faced the court on Wednesday.

Gerard Bailey, 21 of addresses in Biche and Sangre Grande, appeared virtually before Rio Claro senior magistrate Taramatie Ramdass.

Police prosecutor Sgt Richardson was involved in the matter. Bailey entered a guilty plea.

The court heard that around 10.30 a.m. on May 26, the prison officer secured his Biche home.

He returned the following afternoon and saw the back door open. His Xbox console, Nintendo switch device, and PlayStation Portable (PSP), 15 PS4 games, six Xbox games and other electronic items were missing.

The items totalled $17,150.

Entry and exit were made through an unlocked door. Workable fingerprints were found and Bailey was arrested.

He was charged by constable Boodram.

Before the court, Bailey who had no previous court matters, was fined $7,000.


National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds says there’s no secrecy surrounding a small gift of Pfizer vaccines given to the National Security Ministry by the United States government.

In a telephone interview with the Express yesterday, the minister said the small vaccine gift of 80 vials of Pfizer amounted to about 400 doses of the vaccine.

However, the arrival of these vaccines generated curiosity in the country as to exactly how the batch came to Trinidad and the handover process as well as who exactly will benefit from the shots.

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar stands accused by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and the People’s National Movement (PNM) of appealing for civil unrest like the 1990 attempted coup.

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At least five households are stuck behind near crumbling slopes and a muddy path used as an access route to and from the village.

As trucks filled with material leave and enter the area, clumps of mud are left behind, sometimes blocking the road.

A&V Oil and Gas Ltd stands to receive an estimated $84 million in cash being held in escrow, at the close of an arbitration ruling involving the now-defunct State-owned energy company Petrotrin.

PART 11 of an interview with Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Port of Spain Shante Moore with journalist Andy Johnson, first aired on television station WESN last Friday.

Moore has been with the US Foreign Service for more than 20 years in such postings as Kuwait, Qatar, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, and Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.