The outpouring of love shown to Laventille popcorn vendor, Kevin Thomas by complete strangers has been so inspiring that Thomas is now calling on wider T&T to continue to support struggling youths who want to live respectable, decent lives.
Thomas's call came after several people offered to pay his $600 fine after he was charged by police for unlawfully pitching a stall, selling without a license and obstruction of a passageway on the street.
Market vendor Narine Ragoonanan who sexually assaulted a mentally challenged nine-year-old girl, then raped and impregnated her at age 15 will spend the next 23 years and seven months in jail.
Ragoonanan, 53, also called Ragoonanan Narine, was found guilty of two counts of grievous sexual assault and three months later he pleaded guilty to raping her.
In passing sentence in the San Fernando Second Assizes, Justice Hayden St Clair Douglas commented on the girl’s developmental and learning challenges.
City police were busy this afternoon, cracking down on illegal vending in the capital city.
The police drew a large crowd of onlookers around 11.30 this morning when they arrested a female 'chow' vendor and seized her food cart.
Police say the woman was arrested for selling marketable goods without a food badge and also for resisting arrest and blocking traffic.
CNC3 captured the following footage.
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