The freight

A trailer truck transporting a freight container jack-knifed on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway on Saturday night, pinning the driver inside.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Chaguanas Health Facility.

The driver has been identified as 36-year-old Marcus Wesley Lezama.

Police said Lezama, of Malabar in Arima, was driving the truck north along the highway when he lost control at around 11pm.


Killed: Wesley Lezama

The vehicle overturned in the median near Chase Village.

Motorists attempted to assist Lezama out of the vehicle but he was pinned inside.

Fire officers assisted police officers in removing Lezama.


Eight days after taking the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, 60-year-old Ijaz Haniff who suffered blood clotting and paralysis, has died.

The records at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) did not name the vaccine as cause of death.

Sixty-four new Covid-19 cases have been recorded by the Ministry of Health.

In its daily update yesterday, the ministry noted the new cases were detected in samples taken over a three-day period between April 13 and April 15.

 The displacement, anxiety and discomfort brought on by chronic water shortages resulting from the La Soufriere volcano eruptions tell the sad tale of life for many ­Vincentians today.