Two men charged with six offences were denied bail on Thursday.

Kayron “JJ” Aziz, and Karlon “Blood” Wickham were together charged with possession of firearm and ammunition, possession of these items to endanger life and wounding with intent. They also faced four charges of shooting with intent.

The charges were laid by constable Bernard of the Caroni police station.

Aziz, 24 of Esperanza Village, California and Wickham, 34 of Kelly Village, Caroni, were remanded into custody following their virtual appearance before Chaguanas magistrate Adrian Darmanie. The matter was adjourned to February 10.

Four men reported to police that they were outside their home on January 9 when they had an altercation and one of them was shot in both legs, allegedly by three men with firearms.

Investigations were conducted by the Central Division Task Force, Central Division Gang Unit, Cunupia Criminal Investigations Department, Chaguanas Criminal Investigations Department and officers of the Caroni police station.


THE Judith Jones-led Police Service Commission (PolSC) has released the letter of complaint written by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley against then-police commissioner Gary Griffith in September 2020.

The Commission released the letter in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) application from former attorney general Anand Ramlogan, acting on behalf of his client Ravi Balgobin Maharaj.

The Stanley John Report has detailed interviews with several police officers who spoke of rampant corruption in the Firearms Permit Section (FPS) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

As part of his investigation into the issuing of firearm user’s licences, retired justice of appeal Stanley John conducted in-person interviews with officers attached to the Firearms Permit Section.

Police have busted a human-trafficking ring with the rescue of 27 young Venezuelan women, acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob has confirmed.

Speaking to the Express by phone on Saturday, the country’s top cop said human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar business and “high-class bandits” are involved.

“I make no apology for providing citizens with the opportunity to protect and defend themselves.”

So said former police commissioner Gary Griffith yesterday in response to an exclusive Sunday Express report on the contents of the Stanley John report into allegations of corruption in the issuing of firearm user’s licences (FULs).

Retired justice John was appointed to investigate the allegations by the former Bliss Seepersad-led Police Service Commission (PolSC).

IN less than one year, Shirvani IN less than one year, Shirvani Motilal’s life has been completely overturned by Synovial Sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of soft tissue cancer that has ravaged her body and is now threatening to end her life.

The 27-year-old mother of one has spent the last seven months in and out of hospital rooms, fighting for the chance to see her one-year-old son grow up. But with less than a month before which doctors say all treatment will prove ineffective, her family is pleading for the opportunity to save her.

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