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Policeman among two shot dead on Aranguez Main Road


Police are on the scene in Aranguez Main road where two men were discovered dead.

Details are still sketchy but Looptt understands that the two bodies were discovered by a passerby shortly before 6 o’clock with gunshot wounds opposite the popular Barbeque place Halaal Kitchen.

One of the men has been identified as a Police Constable.

We will update this story as more information becomes available

Local doctors remove world’s second largest tumour


Doctors in San Fernando are basking with pride after successfully removing the world’s second largest tumour from a man at the Southern Medical Centre in San Fernando.

The doctors, renowned urologist Dr Lall Sawh, general vascular surgeon Dr Steve Budhooram and anesthetist and intensivist Dr Peng Ewe, removed the eight-pound tumour from a 52-year-old patient on Wednesday December 2 in what they described as a touch and go surgery.

The doctors explained the procedure to the media yesterday.

They said the patient had the tumour for about a year but only sought medical advice a few weeks ago when he started experiencing abdominal pain.

“The tumour was so huge it was pushing the diaphragm, the left lung and the heart up. The growth was also going down into his pelvis, so this thing occupied the entire left half of the abdomen and even pushed his major blood vessels, which are normally in the middle, to the right,” said Dr Budhooram.

The operation lasted two hours. The doctors explained that one additional hour was used to prep and monitor the patient who had a pre-existing heart condition, which required additional preparation.

“So to put him to sleep, we obviously had to do a lot of invasive monitoring. We had to put in a lot of lines to monitor the blood pressure and the fluid status. Because of the pre-existing heart condition we couldn’t overload him with liquid because his heart would not have been able to take the strain,” Ewe said.

Following the surgery the patient was kept in the Intensive Care Unit for 24 hours and discharged from the hospital three days later.

Missing schoolboy found


A teenaged schoolboy who was reported missing yesterday has been found.

Randy Hernandez of Four Roads, Tamana, was found yesterday wandering the streets of Sangre Grande near the bus terminal.

Police issued a missing persons notice for Hernandez yesterday after his father, Robert Hernandez said he was last seen on Monday December 7 at 6:15 am when he left for school, but had not been seen since.

The boy is a student of the Sangre Grande Secondary School.

Another girl, 13-year-old Aziza Moses was also reported missing yesterday and has not yet been found.

She was last seen at home by her grandmother around 7:00 pm on Saturday December 7, and is a student of St Joseph Secondary School.

Aziza is of athletic built, five feet, four inches tall, weighs 120lbs and is of brown complexion. When last seen she was wearing a long pair of pink tights with a pink top.

No photo has been made available at this time.

Anyone with information on the missing school girl is asked to contact the police at 999, 911 or any police station.

13-year-old schoolgirl missing


Another teenager is missing.

In a release, the The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service says it is seeking the urgent assistance of members of the public in locating a 13-year-old schoolgirl, who was reported missing by her grandmother, Claudette Narcis, on Monday December 7.

Aziza Moses of #41 Tunapuna Road, Tunapuna, was last seen at home by her grandmother at around 7pm on Saturday December 5.

She is a pupil of the St. Joseph Secondary School.

Aziza is of athletic built, five feet, four inches tall, weighs 120lbs and is of brown complexion. When last seen she was wearing a long pair of pink tights with a pink top.

Anyone with information on the missing school girl is asked to contact the police at 999, 911 or any police station.

No photos are available at this time.

EarthStrong to : Nicki Minaj



Happy birthday to the one and only Nicki Minaj!

Here are some things you probably might (or might not) know about the hip-hop queen.

1. Born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Minaj moved to New York when she was only five years old.

2. In 2011, A Nicki Minaj inspired Barbie doll was released by Mattel.

3. Nicki Minaj has been involved in promotions and endorsements with Pepsi, Nokia and Adidas and MAC Cosmetics.

4. She kissed Madonna on her 29th birthday.

5. She was the first ever female rap artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.

6. She is a self-confessed chocaholic, and her favourites are Kit Kat and Twix.

7. Her favourite fruit is mango (of course).

8. She has a tattoo on her left arm which says “God Is With Me Always in Chinese”.

9. Her favourite colour is pink.

10. Minaj however has had some troubling news recently, after her brother Jelani Maraj was charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl last week.

Two held in connection with baby killed by electrocution



The mother of baby Khristha Knutt and one other relative have been detained for questioning by police after autopsy reports showed the 11-month-old died of as a result of blunt craniocerebral trauma and aspiration due to pneumonia and electrocution.

Baby Khristha who lived with her mother and other relatives at Rock City, Laventille, was reportedly last seen alive early Monday morning, when she was being put to bed.

Relatives say she had been suffering from a head cold.

Police are told that that around 5:00 am, a male relative went to check on the child, and was not able to revive her.

The man reportedly became deeply concerned and desperate and attempted to use live electrical wires – 110 V – to resuscitate the child.

He was not successful.

Khristha was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

When doctors on staff observed burn marks to her torso, the police was contacted.

The child’s grandmother, Marlene Rawlins, told media that although she was not present at the time of the incident, she suspects foul play.

“They saying like if somebody hit her three times.”

“The baby always crying and running away from that man, you see lies? You must know the perpetrator. If a baby ‘fraid you, and run to the mother, running from you, and running to the mother, something going on.”
An autopsy was performed Monday afternoon by pathologist Dr Hughvon Des Vignes showed evidence of injuries to three separate places to the child’s head. The child’s brain was also swollen and there was also evidence of her choking on food.

Body found near Pigeon Point identified


The body of an East Indian man who was found on Pigeon Point Road, Tobago has been identified.

A man, who is of East Indian descent, has been identified as Vishnu Ramnaresh of Oropune Gardens, Piarco.

The 50-year-old taxi driver’s body was discovered shortly before 8:30 am on Monday at Pigeon Point Road, Crown Point, Tobago.

He was found lying motionless between some chairs at a shop opposite Surf Side Hotel.

However police have said so far there are no signs of foul play.

Crown Point police are continuing investigations.

Yesterday a body was also found on the Eastern Main Road, Arouca.

Popcaan pays tribute to J Capri


“R.I.P J Capri”

After his performance at Hennessy Artistry 2015 in Barbados over the weekend at Kensington Oval, he told the media, “It’s a sad situation still, but yuh know, God knows best and her accident was not good… She lose a lot of blood and thing, so I think that’s the reason why God took her still.

“God bless her soul and I hope she rest in peace.”

For the Leader of the Unruly camp, J Capri wasn’t just an artiste, she was more.

He said, “She was my friend, my very good friend. She asked me to sign her to the Unruly Entertainment once too. She was… she is missed yuh know. Yeah, she was my very good friend.”
The 23-year old was involved in a serious car accident December 4, 2015, just 20 days before her 24th birthday to be celebrated December 24, 2015.

The young Jamaican songstress J Capri was the voice featured in some major collaborations over the last two years. Unknown to many, she contributed to big hits.

In 2013, with Konshens she gave the dancehall world, ‘Pull up to mi bumper’; and with Charly Black she made ‘Whine and Kotch’. In 2014, with the Boss himself, Vybz Kartel, she brought Mamacita and in 2015 with Chan Drizzy she delivered ‘Forgive dem’.

The tributes have been pouring in from many other dancehall artistes as well.

Teenager Gunned Down in Laventille


The country’s latest murder victim is 17-year-old Riley Martin, of Pleasance Terrace, Laventille.

Martin was last seen alive around 4pm yesterday, when he was walking home after visiting a nearby shop.

Residents reported hearing loud explosions and reportedly found the teenager dead in a drain off the side of the roadway.

He had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head and the chest.

Residents notified police, and officers from the Inter-Agency Task Force, Bess Street Police Station and the Homicide Bureau responded.

Police are yet to establish a motive for the killing as Martin was not known to be involved in criminal activities.

They believe his murder may have been the result of ongoing gang warfare in the area.

Patrice Roberts launches 2016 calendar


Patrice Roberts has launched her very own calendar.

The 2016 calendar features the sexy singer in six looks:Carnival costume, lingerie, elegant, swimwear, fitness and party. With one themed look every two months, the calendar also features the lyrics for six of her 2016 contributions, one of which is pending release.

The calendar, Roberts told Looptt, is a signal of her rebirth.

After years of singing with Machel Montano, the singer parted ways with the band this year and is now enjoying life as a solo singer. Since emerging on the soca scene in 2004, Roberts has always been aligned with other singers, including Bunji Garlin, with whom she sang “The Islands” and Kernal Roberts, who wrote “Band of the Year”, a duet with her and Montano.

“I feel excited. It’s a challenge and I love a challenge. It was scary at first, feels like leaving your mom’s home. I am glad I took the opportunity to swim by myself cause a lot of doors are opening and I am doing great. I am booked up for Carnival, calls are still coming in and I am fully booked after Carnival, I am free for only one week after Carnival,” she said.

The idea for the Calendar, she said, came from photographer Sancho Francisco and she felt it was a clever move.

“I just ran with it. It is an opportunity to rebrand and being in people’s faces and people’s homes,” she said.

In the calendar, Roberts wears clothing by designer Neil Young, sponsored swimwear from Draya of Basketball Wives and a costume from Fantasy. Makeup Artist for the shoot was Aaron Peterson.

Only 300 copies of the calendar will be available for exclusive distribution.

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