St Augustine

Soca musical to premiere at UWI

The musical will premiere on March 31.

The musical originated when Louis McWilliams, lecturer of The University of the West Indies Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA), challenged his students to dissect and creatively analyse the lyrical content of soca music, to explore the dynamic possibilities of combining the artform with theatre.

A release from the DCFA said this will be the first soca musical written and performed in Caribbean.

Businessman witnesses early-morning attack in St Augustine

Speaking to LoopTT, the businessman, who wished to remain anonymous, said around 4:45 am on Wednesday morning, he was waiting to cross the traffic lights near the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in St Augustine when he saw a shocking attack carried out right before his eyes.

He said he was stopped at the traffic lights behind a woman in a Toyota Corolla when occupants emerged from a silver Nissan Tiida and approached the Corolla, and began energetically banging on her windows.

One man, he said, looked like he was armed with a gun.

Man stabbed to death in St Augustine

The incident reportedly took place at about 3:30 pm at a home along Cayenne Road, St Augustine.

Two relatives were said to have engaged in an argument during which a 40-year-old reportedly secured a sharp instrument and stabbed Nigel john about the body.

John was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mount Hope, where he died while undergoing treatment.

The 40-year-old relative has since been detained and is said to be cooperating with police.

Earlier in the day, a 35-year-old man was stabbed to death in Morvant by an 18-year-old relative.

Seven in court for firearm seizure

The seven were held on Wednesday during police exercises in the Northern Division.

The exercises were supervised by Snr Sup McDonald Jacob with assistance from Sup Sankar, Sgt Joseph and Sgt Pitt among several other officers.

According to reports, the officers acting on information received executed a search warrant at a home along Dookie Lane, St Augustine.

The officers then proceeded to search the home in the presence of seven persons, said to be between the ages of 25 and 52.

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Woman's body found on Wrightson Rd

Port of Spain Division police are investigating a report in which a woman was killed this morning during a motor vehicular accident along Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.


UWI to award seven for excellence

A University tradition for more than 20 years, the awards recognise excellence in teaching, administration and research accomplishments, service to the university community, contributions to public service, and all-round excellence in a combination of two or more of these core areas.

A departmental award is also given for service and operational excellence. The presentation ceremony which is rotated annually among The University’s four campuses takes place on October 19 at The UWI St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago.

The 2015/2016 awardees are as follows:

VIDEO: Drivers plagued by rain, flash flooding in parts of East, South Trinidad

Heavy rains were also reported in Freeport and Claxton Bay around 1:30 pm and drivers were advised to proceed with caution following reports of limited visibility.

Drivers are warned of heavy traffic in these areas and are advised to proceed with caution.

Heavy after-work traffic was also reported along the Uriah Butler Highway (South-bound) near the Caroni Bridge around 3:30 pm and for those exiting the capital travelling East.

Notice: Traffic restrictions for UWI registration

The following traffic restrictions and parking arrangements have been implemented to accommodate the increased traffic flow on the campus during the period August 22 to September 5, 2016:


10 memories of UWI life without GATE

Back then, in the early to mid-90s, students funded their studies via the CESS loan, a loan facility provided for students which they had to pay back after graduating.

The campus was a simpler place too with KFC the only franchise eatery on the block and no student activity centre or numerous lecture halls.

20 homeless after St Augustine fire

According to reports, tenants at Warren Street were alerted to the fire around midday after an explosion occurred.

The initial tally of estimated losses has been calculated in the millions.

The fire is thought to have been caused by an exploding gas tank in one of the apartments.

In a separate incident, a business and home were completely destroyed by a fire in Tableland, with losses estimated around $12 million.