A 39-year-old woman is dead following an attempted robbery in Enterprise this morning.
Looptt.com quotes sources as saying that the incident took place along Walcott Lane, Enterprise.
The victim has been identified as Pamela Balgobin.
She was said to have been walking along the roadway near her home when she was approached by a man known to her.
He allegedly attempted to rob her, and she resisted.
A struggle ensued, during which the man hit the woman several times on her head with an object.
Balgobin died at the scene.
The police were notified and a team of officers responded to the report within minutes.
The suspect is said to be in police custody currently.
The body of a man who was chopped and burnt at his Chaguanas home has been identified as Sheldon Boatswain.
Boatswain, 34, was allegedly attacked by a relative who was an out-patient of the St Ann’s Hospital.
The attacker reportedly chopped Boatswain then lit him on fire, throwing his body on several car tyres and dousing him with pitch oil, at his home at Mayers and Chrissie Terrace on Tuesday.
Our Looptt partners report that the attacker then called the authorities and stood waiting for them to arrive.
Witnesses said the attacker and Boatswain, a supermarket employee, had an ongoing argument.
The suspect was taken into police custody.
Investigations are continuing.
Marijuana, a cellular phone, and lighters were among contraband that was found at the Arouca Prison on Monday.
Our partners at Looptt.com quote sources as saying that prison authorities had been made aware of the items, and they were investigating the report which indicated that at least 16 packets of marijuana had been seized.
It is believed that the illegal items were to be transported to prisoners inside of the compound.
In June, a prison officer was charged with misbehavior in public office after he took keys belonging to the Port of Spain jail and did not return with them until the next day.
This from the Chairman of the Point Lisas Industrial Development Company or Plipdeco, Ian Atherly as he was questioned regarding the discovery of $2 million in US currency hidden in a crate of ply board which was shipped to Trinidad last week at the Point Lisas Port.
Further the statements made in a release by Plipdeco on Saturday Mr Atherly stated in an interview with News Power Now earlier today that this matter is out of the hands of his company as investigations are ongoing.
Chairman of the Point Lisas Industrial Development Company or Plipdeco, Ian Atherly