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.
Residents of Kelly Gardens in St Helena are pleading with the authorities to remove the garbage that has accumulated due to their flood clean-up.
Since floodwaters receded earlier this week, the residents have been busy at work trying to regain some semblance of life as they knew it before flood waters invaded their homes last weekend.
Three people have been shot in Kelly Village, Laventille and at least one of them have died.
Among those shot is a 16-year-old girl.
Kelly Village is the area located behind the Success Laventille Secondary School.
The exact circumstances of the shooting remain unclear but reports reaching CNC3 indicate that one man identified as Omari Goodridge was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
We will update this information as we get more.