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Police arrested a couple for
having an illegal gun, arrested
seven drunk drivers and are
searching for four gunmen who
robbed six people in two separate
incidents in south Trinidad on
The first incident took place
around 5 pm. A farmer was in his
white Bluebird car at Duncan Vil-
lage, San Fernando, when he was
accosted by two men with guns.
They ordered him into the back-
seat and drove the car to Pointe-
a-Pierre near Flower Pot beach.
They then beat and robbed the
man of his wallet containing $500
and other items.
Around 6.15 pm, five people were
at the same beach when two men
robbed them at gun point, escaping
with $30,000 in jewelery, $3,000
in cash and cellphones.
In an exercise on Friday night,
Marabella Police including Cpl
Bachan stopped a gold-coloured
Mazda 323 at Theresa Street, Mara-
Upon searching the car, driven
by a 26-year-old woman of Agnes
Street, Marabella, the police found
a firearm and magazine under her
The woman and passenger, a
28-year-old man of the same
address, were arrested.
Seven other people were arrested
for driving under the influence, in
a road traffic exercise at Cross
Crossing by the San Fernando Traf-
fic Police, including Cpl Ramdass
and other officers.
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Police recorded three murders
in Laventille and Arouca this
On Saturday morning, 20-year-
old Angelo Smart, a resident of
Oropune Gardens, Piarco was shot
five times in the back while visiting
friends at Prizgar Road, Laventille.
Smart, previously lived at Suc-
cess Village, Laventille, but moved
to Oropune Gardens in January.
He was in the Laventille area
visiting friends and family on Sat-
urday when the incident occurred,
Police responded to reports of
the shooting and took him to the
Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
Relatives visited Smart almost
two hours after he was shot and
said he was conscious and talk-
One relative said Smart had
promised his family that he would
survive his injuries.
By 2.45 pm Smart died while
undergoing an operation.
In an unrelated incident, at
around 10.20 pm Inter-Agency
Task Force officers responded to
a shooting in Mango Alley, Trou
They found an unidentified
man s body on the roadway with
The man, who was of East Indi-
an descent, was wearing a light-
coloured shirt, three-quarter pants
and white sneakers.
Police are asking people with
missing relatives fitting the
description to come forward with
information to identify the body.
At around 8 pm, 29-year-old
Kevon Straker was murdered while
standing on a road in Arouca.
Gunmen opened fire on Straker
and he was hit several times about
the body. He was pronounced dead
at the scene.
The murder toll now stands at
Three more men
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For a second time the Asha Bhosle
concert has been postponed, inten-
sifying demands by people who
bought the $1,000 ticket for a
The postponement was
announced in an anonymous notice
in the Express newspapers Saturday,
the same day of the concert.
There was neither a number nor
a name of someone that disgruntled
patrons could contact.
Noting that the concert had been
re-scheduled for June 18, the notice
stated additional details including
venue, would be given in a subse-
quent advertisement in the Express.
It further stated: "Patrons are also
advised that all tickets already pur-
chased will remain valid for the new
date of the show. However, persons
who are desirous of a refund will be
contacted and informed of a location
to collect their refunds."
It was stated on the tickets that
the concert was being presented by
Little Warriors Foundation for Kids
with Cancer, Balaji entertainment
together with WinTV.
However, WinTV who had adver-
tised and sold the tickets, claimed
it was not one of the promoters and
had no part in organising the con-
Initially, the show was carded for
March 8 at Cascadia Hotel, St Ann s,
but then postponed to May 24 and
the venue changed to Centre of
Excellence in Macoya.
Ticket holders have been demand-
ing refunds since the show was can-
celled the first time.
Ramdath Phillip, a policeman and
attorney, who had purchased two
tickets has since filed action against
WinTV at the Chaguanas Magistrates
Court for breach of contract.
"WinTV advertised the concert, was
listed as one of the promoters and
I bought my tickets from them." His
matter is expected to be heard on
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