A man was denied bail who allegedly raped his step-daughter was brought before the court Tuesday.  

The 38-year-old man was charged with the offence of sexual penetration of a child.

He was denied bail in a virtual hearing before Princes Town Magistrate magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine.

He was arrested and charged by WPC Ramroop, of the Southern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU) on June 7. 

Police received a report by a woman that she caught her husband in the bedroom of her 11-year-old daughter earlier that day. 

Investigations into the case were headed by W/Superintendent Claire Guy-Alleyne, and supervised by Insp Khan of the Southern CPU.


Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley did not attend yesterday’s sitting of the House of Representatives, causing consternation from Opposition Members because it was the day set aside for Prime Minister’s Question Time.

THE legislative road has been paved for the decriminalisation of pepper spray in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Firearms (Amendment) Bill 2021 was passed yesterday in the House of Representatives with no objection.