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A shooting in Sangre Grande has
left one man dead and his female
friend in hospital.
According to police reports, Dale
Gabriel, 28, died early Saturday morning
after a masked gunman attacked the
pair while they were liming in North
Settlement, Sangre Grande, on Friday
around 3.30 pm.
Both were taken to the Sangre
Grande District Hospital, where Gabriel
died on Saturday around 2.30 am.
Oneillia Solomon, who was shot in
the left leg, is warded in a stable con-
In an unrelated incident a 20-year-
old man from Vega de Oropouche was
placed under police guard after he came
to the Sangre Grande District Hospital
with a gunshot injury to the abdomen.
According to police, the man was
identified as one of four men who had
earlier beaten a 52-year-old police offi-
cer.Police said while the officer, Anthony
Prince, was at the Pearl Night Club at
Savi Street, Sangre Grande, he got into
an altercation with a group of men
who began to beat him. While being
beaten, the officer, who is attached to
the Transport and Telecom Branch,
drew his service revolver and shot one
of his attackers. The others then fled.
Police said Prince was at the bar
when he observed that the men were
being unruly and walked over to them
with the intention of calming them
down. While speaking with the group
Prince identified himself as a police
officer and was assaulted.
The men, police said, had Prince
surrounded and were physically assault-
ing him. Following the shooting, he
made his way to the police station and
was taken to hospital. While there, one
of his attackers came in complaining
of being shot.
The 20-year-old man was identified
as one of the men who had attacked
Prince and was placed under police
guard where he will remain until he is
officially arrested and charged. Police
are looking for the other men who
attacked the officer.
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The village of Speyside came alive Saturday
evening as the 2015 Tobago Jazz Experience got
underway with Jazz in the East.
Thousands of locals and foreigners gathered
at the Speyside Recreational Grounds for the
official start of the musical festival.
Delivering on its promise to satisfy a variety
of musical tastes, the event s line-up featured
a mix of Caribbean beats and traditional jazz
The concert saw performances from soca
heavyweights Farmer Nappy, Adanna Roberts
and Oscar B, as well as local acts Garvin Walters
Tobago Jazz opens with a bang
and Gardah Knight.
But it was the headliner, Jamaican reggae
artiste Romain Virgo, who shook the crowd
with a powerful display of authentic jazz ren-
Coming to the stage before thousands, Romain
belted out a repertoire of his many hits including
Stay With Me, Soul Provider and Everlasting
Yesterday, the action shifted to the Shaw Park
Cultural Complex for Jazz Signal.
This week, activities include student work-
shops on Monday and Tuesday, Jazz on the
Waterfront at the Milford Road Esplanade in
Lower Scarborough on Wednesday, and North-
East Jazz at Castara on Thursday.
All roads lead to the Pigeon Point Heritage
Park on Friday for World Music Night and
Eutopia on Saturday night.
The Jazz Experience comes to a climax at the
same venue on Sunday.
Jennifer Hudson, Machel Montano, Busy Sig-
nal, Kool and the Gang, Jill Scott are among
several top local, regional and international per-
formers at this year s event.
Jamaican reggae artiste
Romain Virgo delivers a
sterling performance to
a massive crowd at the
official opening of the
7th Annual Tobago Jazz
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