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Police shoot car thief

A car thief suspect was wounded during an alleged shootout with police officers on Monday morning during the pre-dawn hours.

Police have since launched a manhunt for the second suspect.

According to a police report, at about 4.45 am officers of the Cunupia Police Station acted on a report of motor larceny in progress at an apartment complex at Chin Chin Road, Cunupia.

When they got to the location they saw the two suspects in the act.

The officers attempted to confront the men but one of them allegedly pulled out a gun and opened fire at the officers.

New fast ferry expected to arrive in 7 days

The Jean De La Valette (JDLV) fast fer­ry is expected to dock in Port-of-Spain in about seven days time.

The vessel de­part­ed Spain on June 14 shortly after 6 pm.

A state­ment from the Na­tion­al In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed (NID­CO) on Fri­day stat­ed that the ves­sel would be mak­ing one bunker­ing stop in Cape Verde, Africa and that it was pro­ject­ed to ar­rive at the Port in Port-of-Spain with­in ten days, de­pen­dent on good weath­er con­di­tions.

Parents seeking to raise $15 million to rebuild school

Having waited for four years on the government to rebuild their demolished school, parents of pupils attending Princes Town Presbyterian No 1 are now on a mission to raise $15 million to rebuild their school themselves.

They have already secured a design, obtained permission from the Presbyterian Primary School Board and are in the process of organizing fundraisers to attract supporters both locally and abroad.

The completed designs were on display at the University of T&T Tarouba campus.

10-year-old girl shot on Independence Square

A 10-year-old girl is now at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital after she was shot by a gunman who opened fire on her stepfather's car this afternoon.

Investigators told Guardian Media that around 4 pm Ian Worrell, also known as "Chinee" from Pleasant Terrace, John John Laventille, was driving his vehicle along Independence Square near the corner of Duncan Street when a gunman in a black hoodie approached his car.

Malabar teen girl reported missing

The Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Dershara Thomas.

Thomas, of Highley Avenue, Malabar, was last seen entering a vehicle near her home at 1 pm on Saturday 15th June, 2019.

She was reported missing to the police on the following date.

Thomas is of African descent, 5 feet 4inches tall, medium built, with a light brown complexion and short relaxed hair.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the police at 999, 911, 800-TIPS or any police station or text/WhatsApp 482-GARY.

UK Royal Navy recruits pay for Trini's mom to surprise him at grad

A Trinidad and Tobago Royal Navy recruit got the surprise of his life when his mother turned up at his passing out parade in Plymouth, England, thanks to the generosity of a fellow trainee.

Recruit Quaci Crosby joined the Royal Navy in March and is among the latest group of trainee sailors celebrating the end of their 10-week basic training course at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall.

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