National Security Minister extends condolences on Wayne Chance's passing

Condolences on the death of Wayne Chance, Founder and Executive President of Vision on Mission (VOM) continue to pour in.

The most recent have come from National Security Minister, Stuart Young.

The full text of the minister’s statement, follows…

“On behalf of the Ministry of National Security, Minister of National Security the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P. extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Wayne Chance on his passing last night.

PM extends condolences on Wayne Chance's passing

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has extended his condolences on the passing of Wayne Chance, Founder and Executive President of Vision on Mission (VOM).

In an official statement, the prime minister describes Mr Chance as “a leading light of useful activism”.

Dr Rowley lauded Mr Chance’s creation of VOM, which he says [quote] “helped many people and in doing so saved the nation from totally discarding many of those who ran afoul of the law and paid their dues after having been sentenced…”

Former president of Criminal Bar Association dies

The legal fraternity is in mourning as former president of the Criminal Bar Association Chaitram Sinanan died, following a brief illness.

Relatives said he went to work on Monday and complained of feeling unwell.

He was taken to the Couva Health Centre and then transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where he later died.

In a statement, the Assembly of Southern Lawyers said, “It is with sorrow that we must inform you that Chaitram Sinanan departed this life today 4th June, 2019. The Assembly of Southern Lawyers extends condolences to the family.”

Autopsy: Baby Prince succumbed to toxic smoke inhalation

Three-year-old Prince Francette, who died after being trapped in his father's car during an explosion in Tabaquite, succumbed to toxic smoke inhalation.

This was revealed during an autopsy conducted at the San Fernando mortuary on Monday. Francette,  suffered burns to 100 percent of his body after his father's two-door Nissan March exploded on Friday.

During an interview yesterday, Justin Francette said the autopsy vindicated him.

Report of woman found alive in POS mortuary fridge is fake news

Reports of a woman being found alive at the Port-of-Spain mortuary are fake and appear to be mischief.

A Facebook post which was widely shared today suggested that an Arima woman was recovering at hospital after being pronounced dead by doctors following an accident along Churchill Roosevelt highway.

It said a morgue worker who checked on the body found she was breathing.

However, when CNC3 investigated the claims today, we were told all bodies have been dispatched to funeral homes or are still in the fridge.

International: Death toll in Guatemala volcano reaches 69, expected to rise

The death toll in the volcanic eruption in Guatemala has risen to 69 and is expected to climb further.

A sudden, violent eruption from Guatemala's Fuego volcano spewed a fiery mix of ash, lava and gases, that left residents nearby with little time to evacuate the deadly disaster.

The death toll from Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences could rise as rescuers struggled to reach the towns that were overrun.

Dazed survivors, covered in ash and some with blood, trudged through their destroyed neighborhoods.

Body of man found in submerged car in Ste Madeline

Police are on the scene in Ste Madeline where the lifeless body of a man was discovered in a car submerged in a pond.

The unidentified man was found in the backseat of the vehicle.

Police have managed to removed the vehicle from the pond and are currently investigating to determine the cause of the man's death.

This is a developing story and we will have more later.

Health Ministry launches separate investigation into death of elderly man on hospital grounds

The Ministry of Health says it will conduct a separate investigation from the one being done by the North West Regional health Authority (NWRHA) on the death of Christopher Phillip on the grounds of the hospital.

The Ministry says its investigation will inform any critical changes that are required immediately.

The following is the Ministry's statement:

"The Ministry of Health expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Christopher Phillip.

Police probe suspicious death of 5-month-year old baby

A five-month-old baby has died in still unclear and suspicious circumstances in Laventille.

According to information from police, the father of the baby woke up around 4.30 am this morning to find the baby face down in a bucket.

The infant we are told was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where the child was pronounced dead.

Information reaching CNC3 is that the parents are in police custody while an autopsy is done today to conclusively determine the cause of death.

We will bring you more on this story as it comes to hand.