Murder rate galloping to 500 …”EXECUTIONS IN BELMONT”

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December has started off very bloody. In just four days, there are already 16 murders.

Between Sunday night and Monday morning, there were two double murders – Belmont and Morvant.

Around 9 pm on Sunday, Mota Ali and Jamaal Modeste were shot and killed at Barton Lane, Belmont.

Around 8 am on Monday, Akiel Edwards alias “Ratty” and a man identified as Shem, were shot and killed at Pelican Extension, Morvant.

The murder toll stands at 464.


A community lime among neighbours in Couva turned tragic on Sunday when gunmen opened fire on the group, killing Dwayne Callender.

Reports are that neighbours had gathered at the apartment buildings along June Street, Lisas Gardens, on Saturday night and were liming into Sunday morning when the attack occurred.

Police were told by a relative that around 7. 10 am on Sunday she was awakened by the gunshots. She checked outside and saw Callender, her cousin, lying in the car park with gunshot wounds to the back and thigh.

Callender, 29, a pipe-fitter, was taken to the Couva District Health Facility where he died while being treated.


A Laventille man who was living in Tobago for the past two years and who returned to the country one month ago, was shot dead in Tunapuna on Saturday night.

Police reports revealed that at about 9 pm on Saturday, residents of Green Street, Tunapuna, heard gunshots and when they checked they found the body of Jonathan Gobin, 34, in a drain.

The body was taken to the Forensic Science Center, Federation Park. Police are yet to establish a motive for the killing.

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