Police are investigating a homicide in Sangre Grande. The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Kevin Torres of Graham Trace, Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande. According to reports, around 10pm on Friday a police officer was returning home when he observed the man's body in his yard. The body bore a gunshot wound to the arm. A report was made. Officers responded and observed a vehicle parked a short distance away with spent shells at the rear inside of the vehicle. A district medical officer visited the scene and made a pronouncement. An autopsy has been ordered.

A 21-year-old man is warded at hospital after he was shot by police on Saturday morning. He has been identified as Berral Murrien of Ninth Street, Sixth Avenue Malick, Barataria. According to police reports, around 2am officers were on patrol along Jojo Lane, El Socorro, when they observed a group of men standing in the roadway. Police said the suspect pulled out an object resembling a firearm and pointed it in the direction of the approaching police vehicle. One of the officers discharged three rounds from his firearm in the direction of the suspect. The suspect fell to the ground. The officers then alighted from the vehicle and observed the suspect suffering from wounds to his head and chest area. The man was taken to hospital, where he is said to be in a stable condition. One black colored object resembling that of a firearm and one magazine were recovered. Enquiries are continuing.


Trinidad and Tobago has recorded another COVID-19 death, pushing the number of fatalities 105. Sixteen more positive cases have also been recorded. Seven of those are from a repatriation flight from Barbados. Chief Medical Officer DrRoshan Parasram made the announcement while speaking at a media conference a short while ago. The Ministry of Health will provide a clinical update at 4pm.

The United Nations in Trinidad and Tobago says it stands ready to continue to help Trinidad and Tobago to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement for the 75th anniversary of the UN, celebrated October 24,UN Resident Coordinator to Trinidad and TobagoMarina Walter said now, more than ever, members must work together to forge a strong recovery from the pandemic: 'On Saturday, October 24, member states of the United Nations (UN) commemorate the 75th anniversary of UN Day – the date in 1945 when the UN Charter came into force.' 'The Charter immortalised ideals that have stood the test of time as the blueprint for peace, prosperity and progress: the equality of nations large and small, human rights, the equality of men and women and the enduring value of cooperation between nations.' 'The last 75 years have seen remarkable changes in the progress of our planet, but the journey is not over; in fact, it just took a different turn.' 'This UN milestone comes at a time when the globe was hit by a crisis unlike any in our lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic has cut through our lives and our communities. It has demonstrated, more than ever, the importance of working together.' 'Trinidad and Tobago’s journey with the UN started within weeks of the country gaining independence in 1962. Since then, the UN has been a partner in the growth and development of T&T which has become a high-income country with one of the strongest economies in the Caribbean and a distinguished member of the UN.' 'The global pandemic means now, more than ever, it is imperative we partner together to work on the underlying root causes of gender violence, to support farmers on rejuvenating agricultural production for better food security and to promote renewable energy for a more resilient and sustainable way of living.' 'As partners we stand ready to continue to support Trinidad and Tobago in these next crucial years as it responds to the pandemic, builds a strong recovery, combats increasing climate vulnerabilities and implements the Sustainable Development Goals for sustainable economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection.' 'On this landmark UN Day, we celebrate with you, T&T!' For more information on UN Day, visit https://www.un.org/en/observances/un-day