Al-Rawi finds a home for Stacy

In four months sin­gle moth­er Sta­cy Valasquez and her son should be mov­ing in­to their new home in Mara­bel­la.

The as­sur­ance came from San Fer­nan­do West MP and At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi in a let­ter to Con­cerns Mus­lims of T&T, the group which has been as­sist­ing the moth­er and son for the past six months.

Im­me­di­ate­ly af­ter Valasquez predica­ment that she and her son were liv­ing in the pavil­ion of the Mara­bel­la Bas­ket­ball Court was high­light­ed in this news­pa­per, the group came to their as­sis­tance.

Ganja smoker: 'People depend on weed to support families'

De­clar­ing that he has been a mar­i­jua­na smok­er since age nine, a mar­i­jua­na farmer ad­mit­ted many peo­ple in the rur­al com­mu­ni­ties of Rio Claro and en­vi­rons de­pend on mar­i­jua­na cul­ti­va­tion to sup­port them­selves and their fam­i­lies.

He was speak­ing at the fifth pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion of the de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of mar­i­jua­na at the Han­sraj Sumairs­ingh Mul­ti­pur­pose Com­plex, Rio Claro on Wednes­day.

Baby milk, food, water for Venezuelans in San Fernando

Baby milk, food and water are being provided to Venezuelans who flock weekly to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in San  Fernando.

The Venezuelans were seen standing outside the parish office, some with young children, while others sat on the stairs and walkways of the parish buildings, waiting to be interviewed.

Speaking to Guardian Media on Thursday, Episcopal and Parish priest Fr David Khan said the Venezuelans are not being charged a cent to register for aid, contrary to reports.

Venezuelan cargo boats continue to dock at San Fernando wharf

While the ban on Venezuelan ferries continued at the Cedros port, three Venezuelan cargo boats docked at Kings Wharf, San Fernando early Wednesday, bringing goods from Venezuela.

Around 7:30 am, Guardian Media captured the arrival of the vessels which came from Guiria.

One was a larger ship while the two others were smaller pirogues. 

Most of the Venezuelans did not speak English and they shied away from media cameras.

However, a source said the cargo included ground provisions from the South American mainland.

Three Venezuelan ferries await clearance to dock

Even though Minister of National Security Stuart Young says the Cedros port is operational, three Venezuelan ferries are still awaiting clearance to come to the Cedros port with 86 legitimate passengers.

A source who requested anonymity said up to noon on Tuesday, the vessels Virgen de Valle from Guiria which carried 28 passengers, another vessel named Virgen de Valle from Tucupita carrying 30 passengers and Poseidon carrying 18 passengers failed to dock at the Cedros port.

Aranguez farmers challenge WASA’s seizure of water pumps

The Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Au­thor­i­ty (WASA) has been called on to jus­ti­fy the ac­tions of its es­tate po­lice of­fi­cers who seized wa­ter pumps from two Aranguez farm­ers over the week­end.

In a let­ter sent to WASA’s cor­po­rate sec­re­tary Dion Ab­dool yes­ter­day, lawyers rep­re­sent­ing Ish­wah Singh and Han­sraj Mooni­lal gave the au­thor­i­ty un­til 4 pm to­mor­row to give a de­tailed ex­pla­na­tion over the con­tro­ver­sial seizure.

The duo’s lawyers al­so gave WASA the op­tion of im­me­di­ate­ly re­turn­ing the equip­ment to avoid le­gal pro­ceed­ings.

Pas­tor at Nao­mi’s fu­ner­al: Violence has taken over

Crit­i­cal times are hard to deal with in this world now, giv­en the fact that vi­o­lence has tak­en over es­pe­cial­ly the kind of vi­o­lence which claimed the life of 14-year-old Nao­mi Nel­son.

This was the stark re­al­i­ty check made by Pas­tor Vic­tor Hare­wood dur­ing Nel­son’s fu­ner­al ser­vice— one of the po­lice-in­volved shoot­ing vic­tims— that took place yes­ter­day at the L’Anse Mi­tan Recre­ation Ground at Seav­iew Gar­dens in Care­nage.

Hare­wood, how­ev­er, as­sured the scores of mourn­ers to take com­fort in the Bible and in Je­ho­vah.

Form 2 student reported missing

The Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Christopher Grimshaw.

Grimshaw, a form two student of Success Laventille Secondary, was last seen at his San Juan home on Saturday 11th May, 2019, by his stepfather.

He was reported missing to the San Juan Police Station on the same date.

Grimshaw is of African descent, 5 feet 7 inches tall, slim built, with a dark brown complexion and short hair.

Give a used smartphone to the blind

Have a used smartphone that you're not using? Instead of throwing it away, the Blind Welfare Association wants you to donate it to them.

President of the Blind Welfare Association Kenneth Surratt says the Association is now accepting used smartphones at its two locations- 18 Duke Street, Port of Spain, or 121 Coffee Street, San Fernando. 

Venezuelans flock to register for government amnesty

Dozens of Venezuelan asylum seekers and refugees flocked to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church in San Fernando on Monday, hoping to get assistance ahead of the government's May 31 registration.

From as early as 7 am, the Venezuelans gathered at the church on Harris Promenade where they were interviewed by officials from the Living Waters Community.