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Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Three killed in St Mary crash

Three persons died yesterday as a result of injuries they sustained after the motorcycle on which they were travelling crashed into a wall on the Oracabessa main road in St Mary.

The deceased have been identified as 36-year-old Rodolf Henry, 22-year-old Nicoda Bryan and her sister, 16-year-old Simone Bryan, all of a Hamilton Mountain in St Mary.

Reports are that about 3 a.m., the females were pillions on a motorcycle being driven by Henry, when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete wall. They received multiple injuries and were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.



Taxi driver killed, daughter injured in ST Thomas shooting

The St Thomas Police are probing yesterday’s shooting death of a man and the injuring of his seven-year-old daughter in Lloyds district, Yallahs, St Thomas.

The dead man has been identified as 35-year-old taxi operator Jermaine Kelly of Lloyds.

Reports from the Yallahs Police are that about 3:40 a.m., Kelly was alerted by a fire at his doorway. While extinguishing the blaze, he was reportedly greeted with gunfire by armed men. The police were summoned, and upon their arrival, Kelly and his daughter were seen with gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital, where the taxi driver was pronounced dead and the girl admitted for treatment in serious condition.



Man charged with Bloomfield murder to appear in Kingston

The 20-year-old Buff Bay man charged with the murder of former East Portland Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield is to appear in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston on Thursday.

Simeon Sutherland was arrested by investigators after forensic evidence linked him to the scene of the crime, investigators told The Gleaner.

Bloomfield was found with multiple stab wounds by employees at his home in Passley Gardens, Portland, on the morning of February 2.

Two knives that were recovered at the politician’s home, along with a bloodied vest that was found in bushes nearby were among items sent for forensic testing.

Sutherland appeared in the Portland Parish Court last Friday where his attorney, Peter Champagnie, made an application to have the case transferred to another jurisdiction.

In making his case for the transfer to the Home Circuit Court in Kingston, Champagnie argued that death threats had been made against his client as well as members of his family.



T&T to block children without measles vaccine from schools


The Trinidad and Tobago government says it will not allow students who have not been vaccinated against measles to attend school come September.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said some students who have not been vaccinated were being allowed into the education system due to insufficient checks made by schools.

The government said that the ban is in accordance with the Public Health (Nursery Schools and Primary Schools Immunisation) Act Section 3 (1) which states “no person may be admitted into any nursery school or primary school unless he produces to the principal thereof a certificate of immunisation with respect to every communicable disease”.

Deyalsingh said he was putting parents, guardians and school officials on notice that it is the ministry’s intention to “rigidly apply the law” as it relates to measles, mumps and rubella vaccines.

The health minister said while Trinidad and Tobago does not currently have a measles outbreak, the Ministry will embark on a vaccination drive to keep the virus out, as there have been concerns of measles entering Venezuela, Brazil and St Lucia.