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POLICE are searching for two men who attempted to kill a Gran Couva contractor by slitting his throat on Tuesday morning.

The 48-year-old victim is hospitalised in serious condition, police said.

A police report on the incident stated that at around 5.35 a.m. the victim was walking along Main Road on his way to work when upon reaching the vicinity of Savi’s Plant Shop he was struck from behind by a vehicle.

The victim fell face down to the ground but saw two men alighted from the vehicle.

The report said one of the men held down his head while the other man placed a knife to his throat and slit it.

Moments later the two men returned to the vehicle and sped off.

The victim walked to his home and was taken by relatives to the Couva District Health Facility.

He was transferred by ambulance to the San Fernando General Hospital for further treatment.

Officers of the Gran Couva police responded and Cpl Graham is continuing investigations.


Two-year-old Vedika Boochoon, who needs financial help to correct a medical condition affecting her hearing and speech, has been infected with the Covid-19 virus.

The baby girl tested positive for the Covid virus on Monday, along with her parents and six-year-old brother.

Scores of generous citizens have reached out to 29-year-old Nesha Bennett offering assistance after her home of nine-years in St Julien Village was destroyed by fire on Sunday.

Bennett, who was last at her home on Saturday evening, had left to spend the night with her children, ages six and 12, at a friend’s home in Princes Town.

Her husband, who works in construction, had left earlier in the day for work.

WORKS and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan has denied his ministry discriminates against residents of South and Central ­Trinidad.

Sinanan led a team from the ministry yesterday at a news conference at its Port of Spain headquarters, during which he replied to allegations. He explained that over 70 per cent of the island’s 407 landslips were in those areas—South and Central—adding that some issues were not being immediately addressed due to the large volume of outstanding work.

Medical Chief of Staff of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) Dr Victor Wheeler says Tobago has adequate intensive care unit (ICU) bed space for Covid-19 patients at this time and is in a “slightly” better place than Trinidad in terms of additional ICU bed capacity.

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