child rape

A 35-year-old man was remanded into custody after appearing before a Sangre Grande magistrate charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a 16-year-old girl.

Anil Flemin, who resides in Newlands Village, Biche, was granted bail at $300,000 for the two offences, but he was unable to secure a surety to cover the bail and was remanded into custody.

His next court appearance will be May 12.

Flemin was arrested and later charged on April 16 by WPC La Fortune, of the Eastern Division Child Protection Unit (CPU).

A woman had reported to the police in March 2019 that in November 2018, she went into a restroom of a Chinese restaurant where she allegedly met her daughter being kissed and touched by a man.

Detectives conducted further enquiries into the report, during which they learned that the girl was subjected to two assaults at dates unknown during the period October 31, 2018 to December 1, 2018, as well as on March 15, 2019.

The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a child.

The investigation was spearheaded by W/Superintendent Claire Guy Alleyne and supervised by W/Insp Bail-Keller and Sgt Baptiste of the CPU.


The Covid-19 death toll has jumped to 189, with four new deaths occurring yesterday, while the country also recorded the largest number of ­cases reported in a single day—399. 

Please stay home.

Health officials have taken to literally begging on national television for compliance with the public health measures implemented to slow the spread of Covid-19 as Trini­dad and Tobago now faces rapidly increasing daily infections, deaths and the possibility of the parallel health system being overwhelmed in a week.

Popular Tunapuna masman, gym instructor and market vendor Balnarine “Balo” Bennie and 96.1FM employee Dane Savary are among those who lost their lives to Covid-19 this week.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected several sick children in Trini­dad and Tobago who are in need of life-saving medical care abroad.

Five children died last year as the Children’s Life Fund struggled after international hospitals suspended services and countries closed borders.

That’s it!

Vaccines are no longer available at the five designated North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) vaccine sites while vaccines at the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) sites will be finished today.