Caroni

Possible murder-suicide in Kelly Village, Caroni

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.

Arms and ammo seized in Central Division exercise

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.

Ex-Caroni cane farmer wins $.3m from State

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.

'Caroni', the movie premieres at international film festival

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.

Problem at Caroni plant causing distribution problems nationwide

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.

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