The man injured in Tuesday’s attack along the Beetham Highway has been identified as 40-year-old Dwayne King of Waterhole, Cocorite. King is the son of the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Trade Union (SWWTU) President Michael Anisette. [related node_id='04ceb490-09c9-423d-bd75-786eda4d0c7c'] Up to Wednesday morning, King was said to be in a stable but serious condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital. Hesuffered three gunshot wounds – one to his shoulder, one to his leg, and one to his groin. Despite several posts made Tuesday on social media sites, King is not known by police to be directly involved in criminal activities. King was injured in a shooting incident which took place around 8.30 am on Tuesdayin the middle of rush-hour traffic along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway (CHR) nearthe Beetham Waste Water Treatment Plant. No arrests were made in connection with the shooting. Police, LoopTT was told, are bracing for an increase in gang violence as a result of this brazen attack, and have increased exercises and patrols in the Beetham and Laventille communities. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:

The four men who were charged under the Anti-Gang Acthave all plead not guilty to the allegations made against them. The four men, Renaldo Gomez, 31, Kevon Mc Intyre, 26, Kenson Williams, 32, all of Jitman Drive, Five Rivers, Arouca and Avinash Suchit, 19 of Back Street, Cane Farm, Arouca, are jointly charged with the offence of gang membership. The accused are the first group of individuals to be charged under the new Anti-Gang legislation, which was passed in May 2018. Gomez faced additional charges of being a gang leader, encouraging gang membership, retaliatory action, counselling a gang and preventing a gang member from leaving a gang. They all appeared before Senior Magistrate Joanne Connor in the Arima Magistrates’ First Court. They were all represented by defence attorney Seana Baboolal. After submissions were made to the courts, Williams and McIntyre were each granted bail in the sum of $85,000. Gomez and Suchit were both remanded into custody, however, they were both reminded of their rights to appeal to a judge in chambers on this decision. The four are expected to return to court on December 11. Three of the men were arrested two Fridays ago and the fourth last Wednesday. Their arrests follow three weeks of intensive investigations by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU) and Northern Division (ND), after they received information of gang activity in the Jitman Drive District. Advice was sought from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, throughout the investigations, which then led to the four being charged on Monday by officers of the OCIU. The investigation was supervised by Snr. Supt. Michael Daniel of ND and Snr. Supt. Lloyd Mc Alpin of OCIU. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:

Guests attend the wedding of Indian Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh at the Villa Balbianello in Lenno, Como lake, northern Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are getting married at a villa on Italy's Lake Como that has screen credits of its own. Wednesday's ceremony at Villa Balbianello coincides with the fifth anniversary of the release of the couple's first movie together. The bridal party and guests arrived by boat and all wore shades of white, matching the white roses that dotted the ivy-covered columns of the villa's terrace. Private security guards stood watch from boats on the lake, along with Indian and international paparazzi. Villa Balbianello has been used as a location for films that include installments of the Star Wars and James Bond franchises. Once a retreat for artists and writers, the home was bequeathed by its last owner to an Italian foundation that preserves the country's cultural heritage. Padukone, 32, and Singh, 33, met co-starring in the 2013 film "Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela," a modern take on "Romeo and Juliet" with an Indian twist. They have been in two more movies together, "Bajirao Mastani" and "Padmaavat." Padukone is the only Indian actress to be on Time magazine's "Most Influential People in the World" list. The daughter of Indian badminton player Prakash Padukone, she is one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses and has won a slew of awards. The social media darlings announced their wedding plans on Twitter, where fans have been exchanging wedding-day gossip and news using the hashtag Deepveer.

Rapper Nicki Minaj and Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton are once again fuelling rumours that the pair are an item. Minaj praised Hamilton on her Instagram Stories following his recent championship win in Brazil. "Congratulations sweetheart!!! #CHAMPION," she captioned her photo of the F1 driver. Meanwhile, Hamilton congratulatedMinaj on her recent double People's Choice Awards win. "Big congrats @nickiminaj on winning both album of the year and female artist of the year at the people's choice awards. So happy for you," he wrote. Rumours of the two being in a relationship first began in September when they stepped out together at the TommyXLewis Launch Party during New York Fashion Week. The pair appeared very close at the event and just days later they were spotted on holiday together in Abu Dhabi. Minaj posted a photo on Instagram of them on a quad bike in the desert with the caption, "Caribbean tingzwhat I on. Me & Lewis getting paper like what ink dry on." Hamilton posted a similar them with themessage: “Riders”. A video of them leaving a hotel only fuelled the rumours. To date, they never confirmed a relationship. Video courtesy: The Shade Room Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:


Anya Ayoung Chee is heading back to Project Runway. This time, the designer, activist, and former beauty queen will be competing against other Project Runway winners on the seventh and final season of Project Runway All Stars. Anyone on social media in 2011 would remember how Trinidad and Tobago banded together under the hashtag of #PR9Anya, catapulting Ayoung Chee to the top of the Fan Favourite rankings in Project Runway Season 9. Ayoung Chee would go on to win the entire season. ET Online is reporting that Ayoung Chee will join six other winners from the US version of Project Runway, as well as, for the first time ever, seven winners of international editions of the design competition. 2018 has been a busy year for Ayoung Chee. In January, she wed her long-time beau Wyatt Gallery in a private ceremony and launched a new clothing line -Anya Ayoung Chee Limited Edition in March. Just four months later, in July, she gave birth to her and Gallery’s son, Kaïri Pillar Gallery. Check out the super teaser for Project Runway All Stars Final Season below and see if you can spot our girl: {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/SnEso3ohd8U.jpg?itok=GQjWmjKg","video_url":"","settings":{"responsive":1,"width":"854","height":"480","autoplay":0},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (Responsive)."]} The final season of Project Runway All Stars premieres on January 2, 2019, on Lifetime.

Michelle Obama began her 12-stop book tour Tuesday by sitting with Oprah Winfrey before an audience at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls, speaking on everything from piano lessons and washing socks to crying on a plane the day her family moved out of the White House and President Donald Trump moved in. The crowd of 14,000 roared as the former first lady stepped onto a stage at the sold-out United Center event, which felt part talk show, part political rally and part rock concert, complete with $35 Michele Obama T-shirts emblazoned with her face and the title of her just-released memoir, "Becoming." Family pictures of Barack Obama and their children flashed on a screen over her shoulder as she spoke. During the more than 90-minute conversation under Bulls' NBA championship banners in Obama's home city, she never directly criticised Trump. Crying on the plane leaving Washington on Inauguration Day 2017, she explained, had nothing to do with Trump. "When I got on the plane, I sobbed for 30 minutes," she said. "I think it was just the release of eight years trying to do everything perfectly." Obama turned to her husband, who had just become a former president. "I said to Barack, 'That was so hard, what we just did. That was so hard." She said she didn't mention that episode in her book. She didn't criticise Trump directly at the event despite direct criticism of him in her book. She writes in "Becoming" that Trump's "loud and reckless innuendos" about her husband's birth certificate stirred people up and put "my family's safety at risk." And for this," she adds, "I'd never forgive him." Trump responded last week, saying Michelle Obama "got paid a lot of money" to write that book and they always expect a little controversy." The current president said that he'd never forgive his predecessor for making the country "very unsafe." When Winfrey, who selected "Becoming" for her influentialbook club, introduced Obama she referred to the divisive political climate, also without directly naming Trump. "So many people are feeling uneasy... afraid of the impending darkness," Winfrey told the audience. "But you all being here tonight is a testament to the light." "Becoming" describes Obama's upbringing on Chicago's South Side and her transition to college at Princeton University. As she does in her book, she recounted Tuesday being raised in a family that struggled economically — but with parents who encouraged her to be successful. When she was a child, she said her dad would complain to her mother that she wasn't teaching her children how to wash socks, because he had had so few socks growing up that he had to wash them and dry them on a radiator himself. "My mom said, 'I'm not teaching them how to wash their socks. I'm going to teach them to go to college, so they can buy a washing machine,'" Obama said Tuesday. She also talked about learning how to play the piano on a rickety one and her surprise at seeing her first piano that was in good condition. "You mean there are perfect pianos out there?" she recalled thinking. "I didn't even know about it." The memoir, officially released Tuesday, is already a best-seller. It topped's best-seller list throughout the weekend. The tour that started in Chicago moves on to Los Angles, Washington, Detroit, Paris and London, and other U.S. cities. It ends next month in New York City. Tens of thousands of people purchased tickets to Obama's United Center appearance — paying from just under $30 to hundreds or even thousands of dollars for VIP packages. No tickets are available online for some stops. Although some fans have complained about the high cost, 10 percent of tickets costs are being donated to local charities, schools,and community groups.