Arouca

Man killed over “a smoke”

A man identified only by his alias was found dead in Arouca on Tuesday morning.

The man’s body bore several gunshot wounds to the head.

According to a police report, at about 1.30 am, residents at Yorke Street, Arouca, heard voices quarrelling on the roadway over a cigarette, and then heard several gunshots.

Lawyer, 3 held as probe into Transformed Life Ministries continues

A prominent civil lawyer and three other persons have been detained for questioning of the trafficking of persons in the ongoing investigation into Transformed Life Ministries in Arouca in which 69 people were rescued from cages in October this year following an intensive Guardian Media investigation.

Senior police sources told Guardian Media that the attorney was picked up in the wee hours of this morning by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) in an operation coordinated by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith and headed by Sgt Mark Hernandez of SORT.

Two dead overnight, on Boxing Night

A 35-year-old man from St Joseph was killed during an argument while at a bar in St Augustine on Friday morning.

According to police, at about 4 am, Joel Collier was at Bamboo's Bar, College Road in St Augustine, when he got into an argument with another man.

Eyewitnesses told police that Collier walked away from the argument, however, the man he was arguing with whipped out a gun and shot him several times killing him on the scene.

On Sunday night, in an unrelated incident, one man was left dead and two others wounded during a shooting incident in Arouca.

‘Bikini’ fete blocked by HDC

The Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC) has moved to shut down a biki­ni par­ty ad­ver­tised to be held on an HDC com­pound in Arou­ca on Sun­day.

Par­ty of­fi­cials of this week­end’s “Hu­la Cool­er Biki­ni Splash” are now forced to have the par­ty moved to an­oth­er venue as a cease no­tice has been served on the ones be­lieved to be be­hind the La Vie venue.

HDC moves in on unauthorised event at HDC-owned land

The T&T Police Service has been notified of a highly advertised “Hula Cooler, Bikini Splash” event carded to take place this Sunday on a parcel of land owned by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

Efforts are now being made to pull the plug on this event and it is expected that officials from the HDC's security department will be serving a cease notice to its party promoter.

Guardian Media understands that the unauthorised event, is being planned on illegal structures at HDC's reserve land, near Bon Air Gardens in Arouca. 

Former TLM Resident: ‘Abuse and licks for demons’

Se­nior po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors tasked with in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre say they will now be look­ing in­to fresh al­le­ga­tions of abuse at the fa­cil­i­ty.

This af­ter one of four per­sons pre­vi­ous­ly housed there, who were not part of the group re­suced last week, claimed that dur­ing his two-year stay he was abused by sev­er­al peo­ple.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors say this and oth­er al­le­ga­tions made by sev­er­al oth­er peo­ple once housed there will be “thor­ough­ly in­ves­ti­gat­ed.”

Church resumes at Transformed Life Ministry

 

Church ser­vices re­sumed on Sat­ur­day at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry, East­ern Main Road in Arou­ca and the at­ten­dance was de­scribed as “the usu­al.”

The Pas­tor, Glen Awong, was al­so said to be “do­ing well.”

Murder in Arouca

A man has been shot and killed in Arouca.

Details are still coming to hand, however CNC3 news understands that the victim, who went by the alias "Patch", was accosted by an armed assailant at a house in Windy Hill this morning.

Residents reported hearing several loud explosions.

On checking, the man's lifeless body was discovered lying in a pool of blood.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Story by: NEWS DESK

Awong: I’m no monster

Pas­tor Glenn Awong is un­apolo­getic for the ac­tiv­i­ties that were al­leged­ly un­cov­ered at his Trans­formed Life Min­istries Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre af­ter po­lice of­fi­cers from the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) raid­ed the com­pound in the wee hours of Wednes­day morn­ing.

In fact, Awong sees him­self as a sav­iour of the peo­ple that he said he was “car­ing” for.

T&T Council of Evangelical Churches disheartened over discovery at TLM

The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches says it is disheartened to learn of the inhumane conditions under which 69 persons were found at the transformation life ministry rehabilitation centre.

In a statement released yesterday, the Council said the actions of Pastor Glen Awong do not reflect the values of Christianity.

In addition, the Council said it in no way condones his actions and those of his staff, and expressed hopes the victims will receive all the necessary counselling, medical and financial support needed for a full recovery.

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