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A soldier stands guard while policemen and firefighter Curwyn Callender check the spot where gang member Oba Jones was shot on the Brian Lara Promenade, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

Photo: Shirley Bahadur

Inset: In tears, Debra Jones, mother of Oba Jones, is comforted at the mortuary of Port-of-Spain General Hospital after viewing her son’s body.

Photo: Lester Forde


Two killed as Laventille gang rivalry escalates

Promenade madness

Pandemonium broke out on the Brian Lara Promenade around noon yesterday, when two warring factions of Laventille clashed in the heart of downtown Port-of-Spain, leaving a bloody trail and chaos among pedestrians and motorists...

Firemen help restore order

Just as Brian Lara was batting to save the West Indies from another humiliating day of cricket, the promenade bearing his name went into disarray and panic as a brazen daylight shooting left one man dead and a woman wounded...

Government must and will handle crime - Saith

Public Administration Minister Lenny Saith, indicating “deep concern” by Government over the further deteriorating crime situation, has declared that the crime situation “must be dealt with and will be dealt with.”

Promenade victim saw mom hours before death

Oba Jones passed his mother, Debbie, in Port-of-Spain, around 11 am yesterday, on his way to cash a cheque he earned as a worker in the Unemployment Relief Programme...

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Media should help identify breaches

The Telecommunications Authority is open to broadcasters being involved in identifying instances of radio and television stations breaking the rules of their licences...

Boothmans’ art on show

Back in the day, the name Boothman was synonymous with anything connected to the arts, whether it was painting, music, dance, theatre or movies...

Stunning Lara leads Windies fightback

Brian Lara hit a century for the second successive match to dig West Indies out of a deep hole on day one of the Third Test against South Africa in Barbados, yesterday...

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Douglas Orane leads rising Jamaican company

Douglas Orane compares himself to a gardener. Unlike the typical gardener, though, who nurtures plants, he nurtures people...


Cultural explosion in Pt Fortin silver jubilee

The streets of Point Fortin will be flooded with a sea of activity on April 30 as the southern borough celebrates its annual Borough Day celebrations. This year is a milestone for the borough as it commemorates its 25th anniversary...

With today marking the official end of the work week for many, the Guardian gives its readers a lagniappe from last weekend’s major fetes...

Current Weather
10 day forecast for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
Extended forecast Hi/Lo (°C) Precip. %
Apr 22
Showers Tonights Low: 24° 60%
Apr 23
Showers High: 33° Low: 24° 60%
Apr 24
AM Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 40%
Apr 25
AM Showers High: 32° Low: 23° 60%
Apr 26
Few Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 30%
Apr 27
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 60%
Apr 28
Few Showers High: 33° Low: 23° 30%
Apr 29
Showers High: 32° Low: 24° 40%
Apr 30
Scattered Showers High: 33° Low: 24° 40%
May 1
Partly Cloudy High: 33° Low: 23° 10%
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