San Fernando

Brazen robbery of San Fernando jewellery store caught on camera

Bandits entered RT Jewellers on Upper High Street, San Fernando and stole thousands of dollars in jewellery after pushing the security guard to the ground.

One of the bandits stood over the guard with a weapon as the thieves smashed showcases and grabbed items of gold jewellery.

The men then ran out of the store towards Library Corner.

Man stabbed to death in San Fernando J'ouvert, another critical after being shot

A murder during J'ouvert celebrations in San Fernando brought an early end to proceedings there this morning.

One man was stabbed to death on Cipero Street around 9 am, and another was seriously injured in a shooting incident during the J'ouvert celebrations.

Reports indicate that the victim was involved in an altercation with a group of men when he was stabbed in his chest and stomach.

He was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The shooting incident occurred around 10 am on Park Street, san Fernando.

New $3 million dog pound for San Fernando

The San Fernando City Corporation has been allocated over $3 million for a new dog shelter in San Fernando.

This was revealed by Rural Development and Local Government Minster Kazim Hosein who asked for a status report on the pound during yesterday’s Statutory Meeting at the San Fernando City Corporation.

“I want you all to spend all the money. There has been a lot of talk about this,” said Hosein.

25-year-old San Fernando woman reported missing

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 25-year-old Nicolette Durgadeen.

Nicolette, was last seen at her Palmiste, San Fernando, home around 9:00am, on Friday 13th October, 2017.

She was reported missing to the Sand Fernando Police Station, around 2:00pm, on Monday 30th October, 2017, by her mother, Nicole Hilaire.

Nicolette is of mixed descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall, slim built and light brown in complexion with shoulder length curly hair.

Traffic changes in San Fernando from tomorrow

The San Fernando City Corporation will implement a new traffic management plan for a trial period of two weeks, starting tomorrow, Tuesday.

The corporation says this plan is aimed at tackling the major issue of traffic gridlock in the city centre.

Motorists and the traveling public are being advised to heed the following changes:

* The Fyzabad Taxi Stand will be relocated from Lord Street to the Western side of Mucurapo Street

* The Marabella Taxi Stand will be re-orientated (Southbound) towards Mucurapo Street on the Western side

US Embassy moves to San Fernando for a day on Friday

The United States Embassy will move to San Fernando for one day on June 9 to seek new opportunities to engage with the community, a statement by the embassy said.

Its offices will be based at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), Todd Street, San Fernando from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

An initiative of Chargé d’Affaires John W. McIntyre in collaboration with San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello and the City Corporation, the day will start with the raising of the U.S. Flag, symbolizing the US presence, followed by an opening ceremony and press availability in the foyer.