13 Transit SRPs request transfer citing work conditions

Thirteen Special Reserved Officers (SRPs) attached to the Police Transit Unit have written to Police Commissioner Gary Griffith requesting a transfer out of the unit, citing various financial and workplace challenges.

Letters were sent to the Commissioner in November and again on January 10, listing the names of all the officers, their service numbers and phone numbers.

Letters were also sent to the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, 

Sewer leaks distress Embaccadere residents

A gush of sewer waste has been spraying from the ceilings of Housing Development Corporation apartments at Building Three, Lady Hailes Avenue in San Fernando over the past month, causing distress to scores of tenants.

Frustrated residents say the waste has made many of them ill and a few elderly people have moved out of their homes. 

During a tour of the apartments yesterday, the Guardian got a firsthand glimpse of the suffering of the residents.

Singh: Unity is only way to defeat PNM

Chaguanas West MP Ganga Singh sees unity as the only way the PNM can be defeated in any upcoming elections.

Singh addressed a UNC Chaguanas West cottage meeting at the Felicity Hindu School, Chaguanas on Thursday night, held in connection with the UNC's upcoming National Assembly.

Singh said the only way an opposition party defeated the PNM since independence was to forge bonds with other political entities opposed to the PNM.

He said the PNM is in freefall after making several blunders in the past three years including the sea-bridge and sandals fiascoes. 

Judging in single pan prelims begins Tuesday

Pan Trinbago’s National Panorama Single Pan preliminaries will run off in all regions over an 8-day period with a total of 63 registered bands.

Bands will be judged at their respective panyards/communities on their designated day.

Listing of the bands, dates and times is attached.

South/Central Region bands will be the first group to face the adjudication panel on Tuesday January 22 (4) and Wednesday January 23 (6).

The following day, Thursday January 24, is earmarked for Tobago based bands.

Some six (6) bands will go through their paces.

Young leads delegation for UK security talks

Minister of National Security, Stuart Young is currently leading a security delegation on a five-day visit to the United Kingdom.
On Thursday 17 January 2019, Minister Young and his team met with Lord Tariq Mahmood Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, and engaged in the first Ministerial Committee Meeting between Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom, a statement by the ministry said.