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Trinidad: Ecuadorian detained with equipment to make counterfeit credit cards reported an Ecuadorian national was denied bail yesterday by a Port-of-Spain magistrate before whom he appeared on two counts of ATM card fraud. Hugo Victor Rosado Marsical appeared before Magistrate Christine Charles in the First Court at 11 am to answer the charges. With a Spanish interpreter present, the Magistrate read the charges.

A charge alleged that last Wednesday, the accused was found at Arouca in possession of card-making equipment with intent to be used in the manufacture of counterfeit cards in contravention of Section 17 of the Electronic Transfer of Funds Crime Act 2000.

The penalty for this offence is imprisonment for five years and a $50,000 fine.

The second charge, read by the magistrate, alleged that on the same date, the man was found at Trincity Mall, Trincity, “trafficking” counterfeit cards in contravention of Section 16(2) of the Act. This offence also carries a penalty of five years prison and a $50,000 fine. Read Article

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INTERPOL seeking missing Ecuadorian in Trinidad Tobago

THE Trinidad and Tobago Police Service along with Interpol is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an Ecuadorian national who arrived in T&T in 2009 and has since disappeared. According to a source at Interpol, Franklin Fernando Ronquillo Velastegui, who has been missing since March 26, 2009, came to Port of Spain with the intention […]

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U.S. tourist diesin vehicle crash in Trinidad reporte that an American U.S. tourist, who was in the country for the recently concluded Carnival Season has become the country’s latest road fatality. According to a police report, at about 2.30 am yesterday, The vehicle, police said, slammed into the concrete pillar under the bridge killing Richards instantly. He was the lone occupant […]

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Colombia, Illegal Immigrants from Cuba and Africa

•According to El Mercurio, 13 illegal immigrants from Cuba and Africa departed from the Turbo Port and were attempting to travel towards Central America by sea after entering Colombia through Ecuador, and were caught by the authorities. •The two Colombians that aided these immigrants were arrested and charged with the illegal trafficking of migrants. Read […]

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Caribbean, RedJet airline is ready for take off

The Caribbean’s first Low Fares Airline (LFA) REDjet will take to the region’s skies on May 8 with a service from Barbados to St Lucia while the second introductory flight would be to Port-of-Spain from Barbados. Tickets went on sale yesterday. Read Article

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Trinidad resident dies from dengue

A private autopsy has confirmed that businesswoman Tricia Seuraj died from haemorrhagic fever. This was disclosed yesterday by a close relative. The relative, who asked not to be identified, said Seuraj’s family retained pathologist Dr Hughvon de Vignes to conduct a private autopsy which confirmed she died as a result of organ failure caused by […]

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Trinidad & Tobago, three fisherman missing

Foreign Affairs Minister Surujrattan Rambachan and Venezuelan Ambassador to this country Eugenia Marcano Casado have intervened in the matter of three missing fishermen from Moruga. In a telephone interview yesterday, Rambachan said he is working with the Trinidad and Tobago Embassy in Venezuela to determine whether the men are in fact being held at a […]

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