Cobra revolver found under galvanise in Barataria

Officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force discovered a revolver during an anti-crime exercise, which was conducted in the Barataria district, yesterday.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. Surrendra Sagramsingh and including Sgt. (Ag.) Simeon Guelmo, was conducted between 10:30 am and 6 pm on Sunday, during which the officers proceeded to 7th Avenue, Malick.

There, they conducted a search of a bushy area, which resulted in one Cobra revolver, being discovered hidden under a sheet of galvanise.

No arrest was made in connection with the find.

Police find shotgun in Erin

A shotgun and one cartridge were discovered by officers of the South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Erin district, yesterday.

The exercise, supervised by Sgt. Sheldon Ablacksingh, was conducted around 5 pm, on Sunday, during which they proceeded to Arena Village, where they conducted a search of a bushy area.

The search resulted in the shotgun and one 12 gauge cartridge being discovered hidden under a large concrete slab.

No arrest was made in connection with the find.

Dick-Forde to PM: "Leave me out of your drama"

Former Housing Minister Emily Dick-Forde has a message for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, "Leave me out of your drama and get cracking on the serious work of national governance and development!"

Dick-Forde used her Facebook account to respond to claims made by the prime minister, that she was partly responsible for the delay in the completion of the Vieux Fort Housng project.

Dr Rowley said on Saturday that because of claims made by Dick-Forde, former prime minister Patrick Manning launched an investigation against Dr Rowley that effectively halted some housing projects.

Murder in Le Platte, Maraval

One person is dead and four others warded at hospital following a drive-by shooting late Sunday evening.

Police reports indicate that around 9;40 pm, a group of people were walking along Le Platte village, Maraval when an occupant of a motor vehicle opened fire on them.

Several people were hit in the shooting.

Police reports suggest that one man was killed at the scene while four others were taken to hospital.

A motive is yet to be established for the killing.


Search on for Hakka bandit

Police have mounted a search for a man who robbed Hakka restaurant on Sunday.

Shortly after 5 pm, a man entered a Hakka Express outlet located at the Shoppes of Maraval and proceeded to rob the establishment.

Footage captured by a CCTV camera shows the assailant forcing three female employees into what appears to be the kitchen area of the restaurant.

The bandit, who is met with opposition from a female staff member manages to force the women into the back room.

PNM Women's League: PM was not casting blame on Patrick Manning

The Women’s League of the People’s National Movement (PNM) says it has taken note of the press release issued by Hazel Manning, former Cabinet Minister and wife of the late Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

The league says that both Hazel and Mr Manning remain dear to the heart of the Women’s League, having both contributed immensely to its growth and development over the years.

School teacher among three charged with driving under influence

Three persons have been arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence, by officers of the South Western Division DUI Task Force, during a breathalyzer exercise, conducted in the Penal district, over the weekend.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Neville Adams, was conducted between 10 pm on Saturday 17th, 2018, and 2 am, on Sunday 18th, 2018.

Opposition Leader moved to tears at inauguration ceremony

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she was moved to tears at the inauguration of President Paula-Mae Weekes and is impressed by the tone she set.

She told us that she believes the new president will make a positive difference.

A moment in history: Paula-Mae Weekes becomes T&T's first female president

With this oath, Paula-Mae Weekes has become the first female President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

She is now officially known as Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes.