Expect delays with Beetham roadworks

The Works and Trans­port Min­istry is ad­vis­ing of tem­po­rary traf­fic dis­rup­tions this week­end along the Beetham high­way, as they car­ry out re­pair works on the east­bound lane, just af­ter the light­house.

The min­istry says the dis­rup­tions will be­gin Fri­day evening at 7 pm and should end at 7 pm on Sun­day Ju­ly 21st.

Expect delays with Beetham roadworks

The Works and Transport Ministry is advising of temporary traffic disruptions this weekend along the Beetham highway, as they carry out repair works on the eastbound lane, just after the lighthouse.

The ministry says the disruptions will begin Friday evening at 7 pm and should end at 7 pm on Sunday July 21st.

Motorists are advised that the westbound lane of the highway will be a dual carriageway, with two lanes heading west, and one lane heading east, between the light house and Abbatoir Road.

Ministry recalls 'grocery-list' booklist

The Ministry of Education has recalled as booklist which required students to purchase cleaning and sanitary items, including toilet paper.

The ministry issued a statement on Friday saying that following public discussion of the concerns surrounding the request by the primary school the list was recalled.

The ministry said it was made aware of the request as early as Monday 8th July, 2019. 

Man arrested for attempted murder

One man currently is in police custody for attempted murder, following an anti-crime operation conducted by the special operations response team, early this morning.

According to an official police statement, sort officers, with help from the Air Support Unit, conducted an intelligence-led operation at John Peter Road in Charlieville, Chaguanas, where they arrested a man for attempted murder.

The police say the suspect was taken to the St Joseph Police Station to await charges.

'Bad joke' may have led to murder

Wendell John, 42, may have been killed for "his mouth" as he was well known for throwing picong and for being very comical.

However, it is of the belief that one day his jokes was not taken lightly.

John was gunned down on Thursday at about 1.30 pm just outside the Port-of-Spain General Hospital at the corner of Charlotte Street and Belmont Circular. 

John lived at Le Platte Village in Maraval but moved out of the area four months ago.

13 arrested during anti-crime exercise

Thirteen men have been arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division for shooting-related offences, during an anti-crime exercise in Port of Spain early this morning.

The exercise was conducted between 2:00 am and 7:00 am,  today and involved officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team and the Besson Street Criminal Investigations Department.

TTCG and TTDF training for pool opening

A squad of 27 Coast Guard and Defence Force Officers are currently training at the Laventille Community Swimming Pool.

They are learning interactive and life-saving skills so they can participate in swimming activities with pool users when the pool is officially opened to the public on Monday 22nd July 2019. 

Guardian Media understands that the officers started training yesterday and will continue all weekend. 

Children seen playing outside the pool's entrance told us that they are excited and can't wait until Monday so that they can use the pool. 

Businessman shot dead

A Ch­agua­nas busi­ness­man was mur­dered in El So­cor­ro this morn­ing mo­ments he dropped his wife to work. Shi­raz Ali, 52, of Ed­in­burgh 500, was shot dead as he sat in his white Maz­da sta­tion wag­on on Bound­ary Road Ex­ten­sion.

Ali dropped his wife off at Fla­vorite Foods Lim­it­ed at around 6.30am. As he drove past the Aranguez North Sec­ondary School a car pulled along­side him and one of the oc­cu­pants opened fire, killing him. Po­lice are cur­rent­ly on the scene of the mur­der.

Early morning police exercise at L'anse Mitan

Hours af­ter the mur­der of PH dri­ver Ashar Kir­by at the carpark of KFC West­moor­ings, an en­tourage of po­lice of­fi­cers launched a mas­sive ex­er­cise in L'anse Mi­tan, Care­nage.

Four peo­ple were ar­rest­ed dur­ing the op­er­a­tion which start­ed at around 4.30 am. Sources said three of the peo­ple held are from Up­per L'anse Mi­tan and one oth­er from an ad­ja­cent street.