Police investigate two murders

Police are investigating two murders that occurred on Sunday.

A 30-year-old man is dead following a shooting in Arouca Sunday morning.

According to police reports, Kamau Charles was liming with a group of friends at La Luna Bar, along the Eastern Main Road in Arouca, when he got into a confrontation with another individual. 

The two then parted ways, although things seemed heated.

While Charles was leaving the bar, he was confronted by a man who walked up to him around 2.30 a.m.

More police patrols after five murders mar weekend

Trinidad Guardian: Several people have been questioned in connection with the spate of murders this past weekend, according to the Police Service hierarchy.

But officers on the field insisted up until late yesterday, no one has been arrested in connection with any of five murders which occurred in separate incidents in St Joseph, Tunapuna, Morvant and Caura this past weekend.

In the wake of the latest homicides, acting police commissioner, Stephen Williams, yesterday announced a heightened police presence nation-wide.

Police probe murders in Marabella, La Horquetta

A 20-year-old man from Vistabella has been shot and killed while liming.

According to reports, Kernel John was at a birthday lime on Kitchener Street, Marabella when he was shot to death.

The incident occurred around 12:20 am.

Residents in the area said they heard loud explosions and, upon checking, they discovered John’s body lying in the road.

He was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Police have not yet ascertained a motive for the killing.

Investigations are continuing.

Five charged with double murder

Five men have appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar charged with the double murder of construction workers Andre La Touche and Abiola Noel.

The accused, Seon Barnswell, 21, Michael Findley, 23, Kyle Belgrave, 20, Olatunji Denbow, 25 and Kellon Maxine, 21, appeared before the Port-of-Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Wednesday 18th May, 2016, where the matter was postponed to Tuesday 14th June, 2016.

Commonwealth study warns of drastic spike in murders in T&T, Jamaica by 2050

A report by the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat says if no serious policy changes are implemented, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago could see a drastic hike in murder rates by the year 2050.

The report titled,  'Achieving a Resilient Future for Small States: Caribbean 2050' examined current policies and trends in seven Caribbean countries, namely Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.

19-year-old woman among three murdered last night

Police are investigating a double murder in Bagatelle, San Juan.

According to reports around 9 pm last night, police were alerted to gunshots in the area.

Officers approached a house located on Bagatelle Road and upon investigation they discovered the body of 19-year-old Karen Grant lying in a pool of blood.

A short distance away they discovered another body of a man who remains unidentified.

Police believe the murders may have been linked to a shooting on Laventille Road earlier this week.