A 46-year-old Cascade father was granted bail after being charged with cruelty towards a child.

The man appeared virtually in front a Port of Spain Magistrate today and was granted $75,000 bail with the condition that he has no contact with the boy.

According to the TTPS, the child, a minor, reported to police that his father tried feeding him and when he refused to eat some food spilled to the ground.

It was at that point the child claims he began cleaning the floor and his father took a belt and placed it around his neck and dragged him from the kitchen to the dining room.

He also alleged that his father kicked him.

Following investigations, the man was arrested by officers of the child protection unit.


Officers of the Professional Standards Bureau of the TTPS returned to the headquarters of the now infamous Drugs Sou-Sou pyramid scheme and executed a search warrant seizing receipts and cash once more.

Some PNM supporters are not at all happy with some of the candidates left out of the line-up for the upcoming THA Elections. Monday was the final day of screening of candidates.

About 25 per cent of small or medium sized businesses are estimated to have closed their doors permanently, in the downtown San Fernando area.