San Fernando

Parking meters soon for POS, San Fernando

Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan has announced that the government will be pursuing the installation of parking meters in Port-of-Spain and San Fernando soon.

The Minister told today's post-Cabinet news conference that expressions of interest will soon be issued to contractors who wish to bid for the project, which he says will also be extended to other parts of Trinidad and Tobago.

A parking meter is a device used to collect money in exchange for the right to park a vehicle in a particular place for a limited amount of time.

Murder in San Fernando

A 26-year-old man has been shot and killed in San Fernando.

Reports indicate that around 1 am, residents of Roodal Drive, Embacadere heard several loud explosions.

Police were contacted and upon arrival, they proceeded to a house in the area where they discovered the victim lying in a pool of blood.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A motive is yet to be established.

 

'Burger man' shot dead in San Fernando

A food vendor has been shot and killed in San Fernando.

The victim has been identified as Larry Chatoor.

The incident occurred along Lady Hailes Avenue in Cross Crossing, popularly known as "The Cross”.

Reports suggest that shortly after placing an order at Chatoor's Burgers, the assailant took out a firearm and shot Chatoor.

The victim was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

 

Firefighters contain fire at San Fernando mall

A fire at a mall on High Street San Fernando has been contained before spreading to nearby buildings.

CNC3 News understands that shortly after 10 am smoke was observed coming from the kitchen area of the food court at Edan Centre Mall.

The Fire Service was called in and officers were able to prevent the fire from advancing towards other establishments close by.

Traffic along High Street was disrupted due to the incident.

 

San Fernando business owners to help police install more cameras on streets

Frustrated with rising crime in the southern city, members of the San Fernando Business Association have pledged financial assistance to the T&T Police Service to purchase more cameras for the city.

Speaking at a meeting at the Arcade Food court on High Street on Saturday, president of the San Fernando Business Association Daphne Bartlett said business owners were very concerned about the brazen robberies, purse snatching and pick-pocketing occurring on the main shopping streets of the city.

Brazen robbery of San Fernando jewellery store caught on camera

Bandits entered RT Jewellers on Upper High Street, San Fernando and stole thousands of dollars in jewellery after pushing the security guard to the ground.

One of the bandits stood over the guard with a weapon as the thieves smashed showcases and grabbed items of gold jewellery.

The men then ran out of the store towards Library Corner.

Man stabbed to death in San Fernando J'ouvert, another critical after being shot

A murder during J'ouvert celebrations in San Fernando brought an early end to proceedings there this morning.

One man was stabbed to death on Cipero Street around 9 am, and another was seriously injured in a shooting incident during the J'ouvert celebrations.

Reports indicate that the victim was involved in an altercation with a group of men when he was stabbed in his chest and stomach.

He was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The shooting incident occurred around 10 am on Park Street, san Fernando.

New $3 million dog pound for San Fernando

The San Fernando City Corporation has been allocated over $3 million for a new dog shelter in San Fernando.

This was revealed by Rural Development and Local Government Minster Kazim Hosein who asked for a status report on the pound during yesterday’s Statutory Meeting at the San Fernando City Corporation.

“I want you all to spend all the money. There has been a lot of talk about this,” said Hosein.

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