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Top COP establishes direct and confidential line for public

If you have information on crime, newly appointed commissioner of police Gary Griffith wants you to contact him directly.

Commissioner Griffith established a direct and confidential line of communication to enable members of the public to share information on criminal activities.

19 year old man warded at hospital after shooting incident with police

A 19-year-old Arima man is currently warded at the hospital in stable condition, after being wounded in a shooting incident with the police in the Arima district. 

According to police reports, officers of the Tunapuna Crime Patrol Unit were on mobile patrol along the Priority Bus Route around 2:15 am, on August 20th when they observed a black Nissan Almera motor vehicle proceeding in an easterly direction, break the traffic lights at the Pasea Road intersection, Tunapuna.

Matura man and teenager charged with Shop Breaking and Larceny

Mickyle Daniel a 20-year-old man from High Street Matura and a 15-year-old boy is expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today, jointly charged with shop breaking and larceny of a mini-mart in Matura 

According to police reports, Daniel and the teenager were arrested on August 18th after being caught in the act of stealing several items from a mini-mart located at 10 ¾ Mile Mark, Toco Main Road, Matura.

Entire class "ungraded" in two CXC subjects due to administrative error

An entire class of 35 pupils from Rio Claro East Secondary have scored ungraded in two subjects of their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination after their School Based Assessment marks were not uploaded to the Caribbean Examinations Council.

Some of the disappointed students journeyed to the Ministry of Education District Education Office in Rio Claro to query the grade while others went to the school hoping to get answers.

She's 100 years old and counting

Trinidad and Tobago's newest centenarian, Jane Deniese Johnson was born 1918 and raised in Blanchisseuse before moving to Point Fortin and later Arouca.

She had six children (one passed at 3-years-old) and raised them and so many others (grand-children, nieces, nephews, and young people from the neighborhood) at her Arouca home with her recently deceased husband Judge Hamilton Johnson.

Though described as a housewife, she had been entrepreneurial over the years, supporting a small family shop in Mt. Dor in the 60s and rearing and selling pigs and ducks in the 80s and 90s. 

Penal man charged with possession of gun, ammunition

A Penal man is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with possession of firearm and ammunition, after he was arrested by officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF), during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Santa Flora district.

Kevin Ramsaran, 22, a welder, of Katwaroo Branch Trace, Penal, was arrested around 5:20pm, on Saturday 18th August, 2018, after the Mitsubishi Pajero motor vehicle he was driving was stopped and searched by officers during a roadblock exercise, along Field Road, Bennette Village, Santa Flora.

PTSC staff call for reliable bus fleet, safer work environment

Marking the one-year death anniversary of their colleague who was gunned down at his workplace, staff from the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) on Monday staged a placard protest, calling for a reliable bus fleet and a safer work environment.

Standing outside of the PTSC bus terminal at Kings Wharf, San Fernando Monday, the workers called for a meeting with Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan.

International: Pope condemns child sex abuse

Pope Francis has condemned the "atrocities" of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world's 1.2bn Roman Catholics.

The letter to "the People of God" calls for an end to the "culture of death" in the Church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and asks for forgiveness.

Last week a grand jury report detailed seven decades of abuse in Pennsylvania.

The landmark investigation found more than 1,000 identifiable minors had been abused by 300 priests in the US state.

Two charged with possession of grenade, weapons, drugs

Two men are expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, jointly charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, namely a hand grenade and possession of firearm and ammunition.

They were held by officers of the South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Penal district, over the weekend.

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