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.
Tragedy struck for a St James family as a three-year-old toddler died after a fire consumed her home on Friday morning. The child's father, Abiola Alleyne is now listed in critical condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital as he sustained 60 per cent burns about his body.
The child's mother, Rachel Harewood and the child's four-year-old sibling both survived the blaze.
Harewood, who is said to be very distraught, refused to speak to the Guardian Media.
A three year old boy perished in an early morning fire at his St James home.
He has been identified as Akauleni Alleyne.
Fire officers told CNC3 NEWS that they received a call at 5 this morning that a house along Dibe Road in Long Circular was on fire. When the officers arrived, the single-storey home was well alight. When fire officers extinguished the blaze, the charred remains of the child were discovered.
CNC3 NEWS understands the child's father is at hospital after receiving severe burns while trying to save the child.
Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, has condemned the actions of a Tobago father who joined in a fight among school children from Roxborough Secondary School, to protect his daughter from harm.
Minister Garcia was commenting on the recent video which went viral in social media, and assures that the matter is being investigated by the THA Chief Secretary, Kelvin Charles, who has responsibility for education matters in Tobago.
The father of three-year-old Prince Francette who died after his father's car exploded on Friday, has shared tear-jerking video and photos of him on his Facebook page.
Justin Francette posted four videos today as he tries to come to terms with the grief of his son's passing.
He stated: "I always cherished every moment I spent with u...Bbz u will always b my prince and ik u will b looking at me from heaven making sure ur daddy is strong .....I Love u bbz and would never do anything to loose u......Hmmm this is very hard Bt imma stay strong just for u Prince baby ...RIP."
The father of a murder victim is appealing to the police to work harder from get illegal guns off the streets.
Anthony Rajkumar of Cornelius Street in Tunapuna, expressed despair at crime situation in the country after his son, Anton “Blocker” Slater, 31, was gunned down on Wednesday night.
“I watch shows and I see how many guns they finding and sometimes they holding people but it has too many guns on the streets in the hands of young people and that needs to be stopped,” he said.
“The police need to work harder.”
The family of a Carenage man is asking for help from the public in locating him.
Nisha Neckles made the appeal in a Facebook post.
She said: "My father Roy Neckles has been missing since midday 24th May. He lives in the Carenage area and was last seen getting into a taxi. He exited the taxi on Haig Street. I ask if anyone has seen him to please take contact with the Carenage police station. Or (1868) 7793110. Any information will be of great help. Please share."
Nisha has asked that the message be spread as widely as possible, in the hope of finding her father.
The father of Sgt Darryl Honore, who died Monday from injuries he sustained in a shootout with a colleague at Grand Bazaar last week, has publicly apologised to the T&T Police Service (TTPS) and citizenry for whatever hurt, disappointment and embarrassment the incident caused.
But Joseph Honore, an attorney, also asked that his son be forgiven and that the society is not too quick to judge.
A father of three girls has been convicted on a charge of cruelty against one of his daughters and fined $3,000 or in default, face three months hard labour, a police statement said.
De Leon Celestine, 41, of East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude in the Port of Spain 5th Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to answer to the charge.
He has 28 days in which to pay the fine.
Celestine was found guilty of beating his 14-year-old daughter on Thursday 2nd June, 2016, causing suffering and injury to her health.