San Fernando

Arson suspected in San Fernando house fire

Fire-fighters suspect arson behind a fire that destroyed a wooden house in San Fernando this morning.

The fire occurred at Pointe-a-Pierre Road around 7.10 am.

The owner, Paula Baird said there were several attempted break-ins on the property that were reported to the police.

She said just before the fire started, her daughter heard a dog barking outside.

Officers of the Mon Repos Fire Station responded but were unable to save the house.

Investigations are continuing.

San Fernando residents asked to put out waste as clean-up campaign continues

The National Clean-Up Campaign will continue in the city of San Fernando this weekend, kicking off with a launch ceremony at the San Fernando City Corporation’s Carib Street Complex on Saturday 4th March, 2017 at 8 am, the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government says.

This is the second time a Clean-Up Campaign of this nature has come to the city, the first also being an initiative of Minister Kazim Hosein (then Mayor of the city), which took place in November 2015.

San Fernando fisherman missing

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating a 24-year-old fisherman, who was last seen leaving his home to go out to sea at Kings Wharf, San Fernando, on Tuesday 13th December, 2016, a police statement said.

Dwayne David was reported missing from his Palmiste, San Fernando, home to the San Fernando Police Station by his mother, Joann Combs, around 3:20 pm on Sunday18th December, 2016.

David had left home around 7:30 pm dressed in a red short pants and a red and white T-shirt.

San Fernando man missing

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating a 43-year-old man who left home for work around 10:00am on Monday 5th December, 2016, and has not been seen since.

Premnath Jerry was reported missing from his Rushworth Street, San Fernando, home to the San Fernando Central Investigations Department by his brother, Sona Jerry, around 12:05pm on Thursday 15th December, 2016.

Supplies leave for Haiti

A shipment of supplies to the people of Haiti that came out of a drive by the San Fernando Mayor, is now on its way to the impoverished country. 

The Mayor's Office issued a statement today giving details of the shipment:

"The first shipment for the Help 4 Haiti Charity Drive spearheaded by His Worship the Mayor Alderman Haji Kazim Hosein left San Fernando this afternoon and will arrive in Haiti within eight days. The containers exited the city in a convoy via Cipero Street and were headed for the port at Point Lisas. They will be shipped on the MAERSK shipping line.

Police probe into San Fernando police shooting

Ag Commissioner of Police (CoP) Harold Phillip has ordered a probe into the police-involved shooting that resulted in the death of 34-year-old Adelle Gilbert from Embacadere, San Fernando.

Gilbert, of building 23 Ramsaran Street, Embacadere, was shot in the chest after being chased by police at Carlton Lane, San Fernando Housing Development Corporation around12:48 pm on Thursday. 

Commissioner Phillip gives the assurance the investigation will be open and transparent and that the outcome will be made known to the public.