A four year old Tunapuna boy is suspected to have drowned in a swimming pool neighbouring his relatives' home in Rio Claro on Sunday.

Shiva Kaniah, of Pasea Village, was found unresponsive in the swimming pool, and pronounced dead at hospital.

Little Shiva was left by his parents in the care of a 67 year old female relative at her home at Ridge Road, San Pedro, Poole Village.

The woman told police that the child left her home unknown to her on Sunday afternoon.

When she was unable to find him, she contacted her son, who was working at the neighbour's premises.

He found the child's body in the pool around 4.30 p.m.

The child was taken to the Rio Claro District Health Facility, but doctors were unable to revive him.

An autopsy is expected to be done on Monday.

WPC Simmons is continuing investigations.


Two more Covid-19 deaths have been recorded, bringing the death toll from the virus in Trinidad and Tobago to 74.

The Ministry of Health reported the deaths in its morning update yesterday.

The patients were both elderly men with co-morbidities.

Close to 600 employees at Caribbean Airlines (CAL) in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica will be temporarily laid off for three months.

The measure takes effect from October 15.

For staff members who continue to work, there will be salary reductions for eight months—from October 15 to June 15, 2021.

It’s the immediate impact of the airline’s move to cuts costs.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has been severely criticised for “trying to blame” the non-functioning of the CT scanners at Port of Spain General Hospital and Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex on Covid-19 factors.

“The minister’s attempt to blame this on Covid-19 is a poor excuse and an attempt to hide mismanagement and incompetence,” Fyzabad MP Lackram Bodoe said in a statement yesterday.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith will be vacationing in Ireland for one month but intends to keep close to the ongoing investigations surrounding Drugs Sou Sou TT (DSS).

This will be the first time Griffith is taking a month-long vacation since being appointed top cop in August 2018. He will join his wife Nicole and son in Ireland.

IN presenting a virtual Carnival, Trinidad and Tobago has to find a way to monetise all online productions.

So said music producer Kenny Phillips yesterday, following the announcement of a likely cancellation of Carnival 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.