(Trinidad Guardian) Several shootings and stabbings marred J’Ouvert celebrations in Port-of-Spain, Newtown, Tunapuna and St. Joseph - leaving one man dead and sending several others to hospital.
The lone fatality occurred just before 7 am yesterday at the corner of Prince and George Streets, Port-of-Spain. A statement from the Police Service said yesterday 80 people were arrested during J’Ouvert celebrations across the country. Several knives and cutlasses were seized.
In the murder case, according to police, ex-soldier Calvert James was stabbed as he intervened in an argument between two men.
James, 56, was said be to be employed with the Strategic Services Agency (SSA).
Senior officers said James was standing on the roadway when he observed the men quarrelling.