The suspect being taken away by police

RESIDENTS of Carenage caught a suspected pedophile and beat him after he was allegedly tried assaulting an 11-year-old child on Monday.

The suspect was tied to a pole and publicly shamed by residents before police were contacted.

A team of officers from the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Western Division responded to the report and found the man nude, bloodied and bruised, and tied to a utility pole.

Around 8.15 a.m. police received a report from an elderly woman from Carenage that her grand-child was assaulted by a man. 

Police were told that residents of Upper Abbe Poujade, an area commonly called 'Scorpian', had beaten the suspect.

Officers Williams and Lewis responded found that the suspect tied to the pole with rope and wire.

A video showed the suspect being untied by the officers, and carried to the trunk of a police vehicle.


The suspect was tied to a utility pole

Two officers assisted him and he was taken to the St James infirmary.

Police said his injuries were so severe that he was transferred to the Port of Spain General Hospital for further medical treatment.

Upon his discharge he was expected to be taken to the Carenage police station.


‘I’M fed up.”

These three short words sum up the emotion of patients seeking outpatient services at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, while their appointments keep getting pushed back over and over again.

While Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has showered praises on the parallel healthcare system established due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the primary healthcare system is suffering.

Despite reports from Nor­way of a number of elderly people dying after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says the vaccine is still recommended for the elderly popula­tion as they are the ones most at risk.

Parasram, who was speaking du­ring yesterday’s Covid-19 virtual media briefing, said it is still too early to make any determination regarding the “Norway incident” as investigations are ongoing.

An elderly man and his 47-year-old son were tied up and executed at their home in Freeport.

Their decomposing bodies were found in separate rooms at the family’s La Jobas Road, Chickland Village, home yesterday.

The men were identified as Mohaid Hosein, 71, and his son, Navie Hosein.

A local security company took the State to court in 2019 for breach of a US$21.8 million contract to build a hangar in Cumuto to store five helicopters, but lost and has appealed.

Two sub-contractors are to be compensated, however.

The former government had agreed to buy the helicopters in 2014 but did not make the downpayment and the deal fell through with Bell Helicopter of Texas, USA.

Bell is one of the largest suppliers of military helicopters to the United States Army.

Saying Covid-19 restrictions would not prevent them from defending the working class, Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) president Ancel Roget led a motorcade from San Fernando to Port of Spain yesterday morning.

JTUM members are calling for a meeting with Government on allegations that workers are being victimised by employers who are citing a fall in economic activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic.