Residents look at the body of a man found shot dead at East Dry River, Port of Spain today.

Two men have been murdered overnight.

Aaron Castillo was gunned down at Clovis Street, Arima shortly before midnight.


The killing in Arima

Police said officers on mobile patrol were alerted and visited the scene at around 10.50pm.

Castillo, who was shot multiple times about the body, was lying face down in a drain.

The incident occurred near a pan yard.

The officers found eight spent shells at the scene.

Homicide Region II officers are continuing investigations.

Aaron Castillo

Killed: Aaron Castillo

At East Dry River, Port of Spain, a man was shot dead in a car at St John Street.

It appears the man was outside the vehicle when the killer/s came and opened fire with a high powered gun. He fell into the vehicle and died.

His body was discovered at daybreak.


IS Barry Padarath in or out?

The People’s National Movement (PNM) is considering mounting a legal challenge to the candidacy of Barry Padarath, the United National Congress (UNC) Princes Town candidate for the 2020 general election.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday expressed satisfaction with the findings of the pre-election 2020 poll conducted by Nigel Henry which showed the People’s National Movement (PNM) five per cent ahead of its main rival, the United National Congress (UNC).

OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her “minions” in the United National Congress (UNC) have now “stepped over the line” by attacking the father and brother of National Security Minister Stuart Young.

Young said so yesterday at a news conference at the Ministry of National Security in Port of Spain.

Covid-19 has caused a massive shift in what’s uppermost in the minds of citizens, with the pandemic now trumping crime as the major worry.

“Concern over the coronavirus pandemic has overtaken concern over crime, which had previously polled as the most pressing national issue for almost a decade.

AS the number of Covid-19 cases continues to climb daily in Trinidad and Tobago, a staff member and a child at the St Jude’s School for Girls have tested positive for the virus, while the Montrose Government Primary School has been ordered closed after a pupil was exposed to a contact of a Covid-19 case.