A La Brea man has been sentenced to 12 months hard-labour after appearing in court today, charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition.
Rodney Hackshaw, 40, of Short Street, appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar, in the Point Fortin Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charges.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 months hard labour for firearm possession and six months for the possession of ammunition offence.
Both sentences are to run concurrently.
In the space of 30 minutes, Kedisha Castillo and her family’s lives were turned upside down after a fire gutted their home in La Brea on Tuesday.
With nothing but the clothes on their backs, the family of four was trying their best to find a place to rest their heads for the night until they could figure out their next move.
It was the second fire for the week that has left a family homeless and third in less than a month.
Almost 100 residents of La Brea who were affected by an oil spill in December 2013, have lost their multi-million dollar negligence lawsuit against now-defunct Petrotrin.
Delivering an oral ruling at the end of a brief procedural appeal at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Appellate Judge Charmaine Pemberton upheld the decision of a High Court judge who had previously dismissed the residents’ claim.
Promising to bring jobs for retrenched Petrotrin workers, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the new drydocking facilities to be built in La Brea will bring 5,000 jobs.
Speaking at the signing ceremony of a cooperative agreement between the Government and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited for the construction of a drydocking facility in La Brea, Rowley said the facility will provide job opportunities for skilled workers.
Three police officers have been suspended for failing to respond to reports of domestic violence.
The officers were attached to the la Brea police station and were today suspended for neglect of duty for failing to properly investigate reports made by Abigail Chapman.
Chapman and three others were killed, this week, days after she filed a domestics violence report against the main suspect in her murder.
Today commissioner of police Stephen Williams requested all documents a related to the case and the report made by the murdered woman on March 8th.