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captains held fishing
illegally in the T&T
waters were fined
$2,000 each when
they appeared before
a Tobago magistrate
and ordered to give
their catch away.
The men were held
along with 14 crew
members last Wednes-
day fishing near Manza-
nilla and taken to Toba-
go by the Coast Guard.
According to a media
release, Coast Guard
officers caught 16
fishing off Manzanilla.
The men were taken to
Tobago where they ap-
peared before a magis-
trate the following day
and were released. The
two fishing boats were
escorted back to Vene-
The release stated
that around 3.25 pm
the 16 Venezuelans were
sighted fishing four
nautical miles north-
west of the Toucan
Platform, which is ap-
proximately 68 km east
of Manzanilla. The men
had been fishing near
the platform since 8 am
on two fishing vessels,
according to eyewit-
Later that day sev-
en Venezuelans were
held by Coast Guard
for illegally entering
the country. The sev-
en were held after the
Coast Guard had to stop
them by firing warning
According to the re-
lease from the Coast
Guard, the seven were
spotted on a vessel ap-
proximately seven kilo-
metres west of Cabriese
Point, on Chacachacare
Island. The boat was
searched and nothing
illegal found, however,
no one had any doc-
umentation to prove
that they entered the
country legally. The
seven were then taken to
Staubles Bay, Chaguar-
amas and handed over
to the Immigration De-
Female cops under
probe for vulgarity
Three photos that surfaced on social media yes-
terday of two policewomen posing are now engag-
ing the police attention.
One of the officers in the photographs was engaged
in suggestive poses. According to a senior police, who
wished not to be identified, the action by the officer, who
was seen lying on a couch with one of her legs raised high,
is nothing but "vulgarity and disrespect for the police
uniform and the organisation at large."
However, the senior officer noted that both wom-
en were yet to be identified and confirmed as ac-
tual officers of the T&T Police Service (TTPS).
"If they are they would be questioned and may face dis-
ciplinary actions," the senior officer said.
Two chopped at
Princes Town bar
Police are searching for the suspect who is seen
in a video circulating on social network sites sav-
agely chopping two men at a bar in Princes Town.
The incident, which occurred at Punisher's Bar in
Princes Town on July 30, reportedly stemmed from an
argument over a woman.
The two men, Keane Marcano and Kareem Ellis, who
received chop wounds, spent some time being treated at
the San Fernando General Hospital, but has since been
The suspect had an argument with them over a woman,
left and returned to the bar which is near Broomage #1
around 2.30 am.
The video shows Marcano speaking with two other
men when the suspect walks up to him, raises a cutlass
he was hiding behind his back and firing several chops
at the victim. The attacker then turned on Ellis after he
tried to help Marcano.
Ellis began to run, but he fell by a car where he was again
chopped. He, however, was able to get up and run away.
The police are still searching for the suspect of In-
dian Walk, Moruga who is known to them. Sgt Roger
Richardson of the Princes Town Police is investigating.
Tabaquite woman shot
A Tabaquite mother of two is hospitalised in a
serious condition after she was shot during an al-
tercation with a male relative.
The incident took place around 10.30 am at Diaz Road,
Tabaquite on Saturday.
A report stated that Neera Bhajan, 45, and the man were
arguing at her Diaz Road home when he shot her and ran
off. She was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital
where she is warded. The 37-year-old suspect was held
sometime later and is still assisting the police with their
investigation. Brasso police are investigating.
Search for suspect as...
Patrons are turned upside down while riding the
Dragonfly Air Racer during the opening of the Five
Island Amusement Park in Chaguaramas, on
Saturday. PHOTO: NICOLE DRAYTON
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