Schoolmates give poetic tribute to murdered teen

Schoolmates of murdered 16-year-old schoolboy Joshua James paid tribute to him in a poem at his funeral yesterday.

James’ schoolmates from the Success/Laventille Secondary School dedicated the poem to him saying their hearts have been broken “to see him go.”

“The memories we had with you are golden but we wanted you…You did your very best for us…God knows how we miss you,” part of the poem read.

Missing man found murdered

A man who was reported missing a week ago has been found murdered.

Reports indicate that 20-year-old Keston Ramdhanee was found hog-tied with a cloth over his head, submerged in a trench.

The discovery was made yesterday by a group of soldiers who were doing a check at an abandoned fish farm along Pinto Road, Arima.

Several spent 9mm shells were found at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.


Trini-born teacher, husband found murdered in New Mexico

A Trinidad and Tobago-born teacher has been found murdered in New Mexico, alongside her husband.

Ursula Tammy Rhea Kokotkiewicz, who went by Tammy or Ms. K, and her husband, Jacob, both died from gunshot wounds to the head, according to the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. 

State police say they are still investigating the motive behind the deaths.

Jacob Kokotkiewicz, 31, was found with a 9 mm handgun between his legs in the driver's seat of a blue Dodge pickup stopped along the side of Interstate 40 about 30 miles outside Albuquerque, police said.

Man found murdered in car in Moruga

Police are on the scene of a suspected murder in Moruga, where a man was found dead in a car.

Initial reports stated that a passerby was walking along Bachan Trace, St Mary’s around 8 am when he saw the body of a man in the back seat of a Nissan Sunny B-14 with a blood oozing from a wound on his head.

Police were contacted and a party of officers from the Princes Town and St Mary’s police stations led by Sgt Ramlogan responded.

Police are yet to identify the victim.

Missing 52-year-old man found murdered

Homicide officers have found charred remains and piece of a skull in a latrine located in the back of a dilapidated wooden house at Black Street, Reform Village, Gasparillo a short while ago.

The remains are believed to be that of missing 52-year-old Deoraj Bedassie who was last seen on his birthday on March 26.

On Monday night officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad and the Homicide Bureau in South detained a 24-year-old man of Barrackpore for questioning.

13 females killed since Shannon Banfield

The public outcry following the December murder of bank worker Shannon Banfield may have subsided, but the brutal killing of females has continued with 13 women meeting their untimely demise since Banfield’s death.

A compilation from the T&T Guardian’s archives, in the wake of the latest attack on Siparia mother and daughter, Sylvestine Gonzales-Bernard Kathyann Bernard, shows seven women were killed in January and five women in February.

Autopsy confirms woman found on Wrightson Road was murdered

An autopsy on the body of a woman discovered on Wrightson Road yesterday revealed that she has been murdered.

Initial reports suggested that it was a hit-and-run accident.

The woman has been identified as Natalie Smart, 27, of Morvant, and autopsy results said she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Police are treating the matter as a homicide.

Murdered woman’s mother: I got a call from suspected killer

Hours after murdering Frieda Goodridge outside her business on Saturday, a Mt Hope man telephoned the victim's mother but before he could say his piece she ended the conversation.

According to police reports, around 9 am Goodridge, of Second Drive, Mt D'Or, and her 15-year-old son, whose identity is being withheld to protect him, had just arrived at Goodridge's business place, Afeisha's Minimart, along Mt Hope Road, Champs Fleurs, when a gunman approached and opened fire on Goodridge, injuring her son in the process.