A father of two has allegedly beaten his eight year old autistic daughter to death before killing himself.
According to police reports, around 7 last evening, Michael Maynard was at his home in Kelly Village, Caroni, when he allegedly beat the girl, Makeisha, about her body with a cutlass.
It is believed that shortly after 10pm, Maynard realised the girl did not regain consciousness. He subsequently completed suicide.
The man's 11 year old son, Makesi, raised an alarm and alerted neighbours who contacted the police.
An anti-crime exercise yesterday in Central Division has resulted in the seizure of several firearms and ammunition.
According to police reports, around 3.30 pm on Sunday, a party of officers attached to the Central Division proceeded to Union Village in Felicity near a public cemetery, where in a bushy area, they found a silver and black coloured metal object resembling a firearm.
Former private sugar cane farmers are appealing to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis to let good sense prevail and pay them what they are owed.
The call was made during a press conference in Port-of-Spain on Monday after one farmer's success in the High Court.
Former private cane farmer Dipchand Lal received a cheque for over $300,000, after he challenged the state for his portion of money which they were owed following the closure of Caroni 1975 Ltd in 2007.
The man who connected Trinidad's pineapple farms to Sesame Street is making another big connection.
Film-maker Ian Harnarine premiered a short film at an international film festival last week, that not only features local aspects of this country's culture but also one of our national birds.
The movie "Caroni" will soon make its way to local theaters at the T&T Film Festival.
Reporter Ria Rambally tells us more.
An issue with the filter system at the Caroni Water Treatment Plant is responsible for the disruption in water supply being experienced in several areas across the country.
WASA says this situation has resulted in reduced production at the plant from the normal 75 million gallons per day to approximately 60 million gallons per day.