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sgtdjones 2023-09-21 13:49:31 

Blood of our children on the ground
Guanapo residents seeking justice after 4 slain in shooting:

A shooting in Arima early this morning led to the death of three children and a 19-year-old woman.

Police said ten-year-old Faith Peterkin, 17-year-old Shane Peterkin, Arianna Peterkin, 14 and Tiffany Peterkin, 19, were at their home on Gravel Road, La Retreat Extension, Heights of Guanapo home, around 12:25 am, when relatives heard several gunshots.

On checking they saw the three children and the 19-year-old relative bleeding from gunshot wounds.

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Crime scene investigators visited the scene where they found and seized seven spent 7.62mm shells, 33 spent 5.56mm shells, one live 5.56mm round, and one live 9mm round.The live 9mm round, the Express was told, had the marking “TTPS” on it, usually associated with legal rounds of ammunition dispensed to members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

sgtdjones 2023-09-21 13:53:20 

Baby shot by stray bullets expected home next week

The one-year-old Venezuelan boy who was struck by stray bullets on Monday night in El Socorro, San Juan, remained hospitalised in a stable condition yesterday.

Jose Nunez Enrique was said to be “good” and relatives were hopeful he will be released next week from the Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital in Mt Hope.

However, a relative said the child’s father was worried and traumatised after the incident.

Jose was shot once in each thigh around 9.45 pm, as he played in the walkway of his family’s rented apartment at Lootoo Street, El Socorro.


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Jumpstart 2023-09-21 13:57:08 

In reply to sgtdjones

this was so upsetting reading this this morning. I've noticed a trend, a very disturbing trend that now these dudes decide to shoot everybody when they're looking for somebody. seriously animalistic behavior

sgtdjones 2023-09-21 13:58:49 

In reply to Jumpstart

Human lives have no value in this country.
You are a young person..
Be careful you can be an innocent bystander ..
Be safe . cool

Brerzerk 2023-09-21 14:38:13 

This is very vexing. JA n TNT leaders inability to stem crime is killing our children

Jumpstart 2023-09-22 14:00:13 

In reply to Brerzerk

is not down to politicians alone. first of all, for you to kill a ten year old child, you have to be a monster. we have a generation of young men, borderline or almost completely illiterate(there's an article on illiteracy in some of TT's schools and I'm positive there is a similar trend in the other islands). People don't understand is culture that informs the societies norms and values.

I wasn't even a thought in the 1980s but i know from talking to my parents that crime was very low, despite the economy being in its worst condition in the history of independent TT. The reason i think is because we had less broken homes, less single mothers and more fathers to provide a strong male influence to young men. Its not rocket science to see the connection between dysfunctionality from young people and their home circumstances, the competence or incompetence of their parent(or sometimes parents) etc. South Trinidad still barely has crime. Sando, Point Fortin, Gasparillo, Rio Claro, Fyzabad, Moruga etc. Honestly its like being in two totally different worlds, i kid you not. I'm not saying illegal activities don't occur there but the drugs(TTPS just made a 100 million dollar drug bust in south yesterday), the gangs, the vagrancy is limited or almost nonexistent. And whenever the police catch robbers, the vast majority of the time, they come from the east west corridor. That's a fact.

We have to start to rehabilitate the society from the celebration of gangsterism and foreign ghetto culture. Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica have had many cultural achievements and innovations that should be emphasized first.

BeatDball 2023-09-22 14:48:00 

In reply to Brerzerk They never sustain their crime fighting strategies. When one administration has successes...the other, when it ascends to the helm, changes shoite - just like here in the USA!!!


sgtdjones 2023-09-22 16:29:18 

Spanish Teen missing after being "pulled into a car"

Sangre Grande police are calling on members of the public to contact them if they know the whereabouts of, or have seen 15-year-old Savita Pablo aka Priya who was last seen in Sangre Grande.

According to reports she was last seen wearing a short pants and jersey. Witnesses say Priya was snatched from the yard at her Sangre Grande home.

She was last seen being pulled by a man into a grey car.

San Fernando Girls Gov’t School marches for peace

In the aftermath of a tragedy in Arima where three children and a 19-year-old lost their lives in a massacre that also left five others injured, the students of San Fernando Girls Government School took the lead in a march for peace through the streets of San Fernando.

Braving inclement weather, the students and their parents unfurled their umbrellas and trekked down Cipero Street, along Blanche Fraser Street, eventually returning to their school compound on Rushworth Street, San Fernando. The event was opened by San Fernando Mayor Robert Parris.

What are you becoming T&T , Why?

sgtdjones 2023-09-22 17:25:41 

Relatives of baby struck by stray bullets now want to leave T&T

Although the one-year-old Venezuelan boy who was struck by two stray bullets last Monday in El Socorro remains hospitalised in stable condition, his traumatised family on Thursday begged for help to leave this country.

Originally, the father of Jose Nunez Enrique vowed to stay in T&T despite the incident, saying it was still much better than life in Venezuela.

But yesterday, another relative, speaking on behalf of the family, said they now want to leave and migrate to the US, saying the local crime situation had left them scared and uncertain of their future.

The female relative of little Jose begged, “We are already experiencing trauma from everything that happened. We want to leave here.”

sgtdjones 2023-09-22 17:39:32 

Children's Authority disturbed by increasing violence against children

The Children’s Authority of TT condemns Thursday morning’s mass shooting, with its director calling for an end to crime in the country.Shortly after midnight on Thursday, gunmen stormed a house at Guanapo Heights, Arima, killing three children and wounding two others. The incident ended with four dead and five injured.In a release yesterday, the authority condemned the increase in gun violence that is affecting communities and threatening the lives and safety of the country’s children.

Citing an incident earlier this week in which a one-year-old Venezuelan child was struck by a stray bullet while playing outside his home, the authority said: “Many children have suffered injuries and loss of life, as a result of violent acts committed against them by adults or among adults.”Director/CEO of the authority Sheldon Cyrus appealed for an end to crime in Trinidad and Tobago.

sgtdjones 2023-09-22 18:02:04 


“Children are dead. Multiple children are dead. And multiple other children are injured. Where is the Commissioner of Police (Erla Christopher)? Where is the Minister of National Security (Fitzgerald Hinds)? This is not some gang leader or some random criminal killed. These are our children. This is our future. The blood of our children is on the ground right now; where is the Commissioner? Where is the minister? What are they doing?” a resident asked.

However, Roger Moore, councillor for Blan­chisseuse/Santa Rosa, who was present, described the incident as “a sad day in our community”.“Today is a sad day for us. We grieve, and we acknowledge that this is something we have to go through at this point. I know the family and this is why I felt like I had to come down.“What I can say is that they are not coping too well at this point at this time. With nine shot and four killed, you can just imagine the grief.


Jumpstart 2023-09-23 14:35:50 

In reply to sgtdjones

TTPS rescued the girl. They apparently cordoned off the Valencia area and the suspects drove out, they were engaged and the police arrested them and rescued her. Job well, well done

sgtdjones 2023-09-23 14:50:13 

In reply to Jumpstart

Great news Jumpy
Be safe down there...

sgtdjones 2023-09-23 19:19:17 

Hinds troubled by Arima quadruple murders


Hinds ..Gangsters not killing children

A tragic state of affairs

Why are Rowley and Hinds still in Government? twisted

sgtdjones 2023-09-23 19:22:15 

President of the Joint Trade Union Movement, Ancel Roget, says the Government has been defeated in its war against crime and has left citizens at the mercy of criminals.Roget’s comments came on the heels of the recent killing of four youngsters, including a ten-year-old girl, in the Heights of Guanapo.
Five others were also wounded in the attack which sent shockwaves throughout the country.

During a media conference yesterday, Roget accused the Government of repeatedly failing in its attempt to improve the safety of citizens.“We also express our deep disdain, horror and anger for the free pass that this Government is given while the Government abdicates its responsibility to the citizens of this country. This Government has failed over and over and over in its primary duty for which they were hired,” the union leader said.

Roget said the seemingly unabated crime level was indicative of a government without any plan or policy to protect citizens from criminal elements.

JTUM leader: Govt lost the war on crime

BeatDball 2023-09-24 17:36:29 

I told you fools/facters/socishitists, donkey years ago that socialists DO NOT CARE - all they want is POWER! They love the titles, positions, the image of VIPs...they have a self righteous disposition of 'know it all' & just react. They are not comprehensive, they do not project & plan in a proactive manner. Guess what - I'm facting done.