Residents demand relocation as Besson Street demolition continues

Residents of Picadilly Street in Port-of-Spain are again calling on their Member of Parliament or UDECOTT to find a new place for them to live in light of demolition work at the site of the old Besson Street Police Station.

Resident Keisha Scrubb tells CNC3 news that they were given no prior warning of the demolition work.

“We weren’t aware they were going to demolish the building. The only time we knew is when it collapsed.”

27-year-old man shot dead in Carenage

A 27-year-old man has been shot dead in Carenage, taking the murder toll to 223  for the year.

The deceased has been identified as David "Mango" Roberts.

According to a police report, Roberts was standing along Haig Street shortly after 5 am Friday when he was shot several times by gunmen.

He died on the scene.

Speaking with the Guardian Media Friday, concerned residents said the gang warfare in the area continues and have again called for increased police patrols in the area.

SRP charged after alleged robbery

A Special Reserve Police officer has been charged for misbehaviour in public office after robbing his victim of $1,600.

According to police, on November 18, 2017 Kevin Figaro was at Troy City Restaurant and Lounge at St. Croix Road, Princes Town, when he allegedly robbed someone of the cash.

The Professional Standards Bureau conducted an investigation under the leadership of Assistant Commissioner of Police Ag Totaram Dookhie and included Sgt Andell Rollocks, Cpl Lawrence Jofield, Cpl Rabindranath Maharaj, PC Ian Mitchell.

NATUC leads march through Port-of-Spain

Over 200 public servants turned out in the nation's capital on Friday to march through the capital city to protest a number of issues, including protracted delays to settling salary negotiations.

There has been a large turnout of daily rated workers, public servants, employees of WASA, T&TEC,  the Port of Spain City Corporation and other municipal bodies, to show solidarity with the National Trade Union Center (NATUC) which organised the demonstration.

PSA President Watson Duke and JTUM President Ancel Roget are among the labour leaders at the front of the march.

T&TEC: Fault isolated, repairs to begin this afternoon

The T&T Electricity Commission (T&TEC) said the fault on an underground electrical cable which caused a small explosion outside the Hall of Justice has been isolated and repairs will begin this afternoon.

In a media statement, T&TEC said the incident occurred at approximately 9.15 am and caused an outage in downtown Port-of-Spain.

Its engineers responded immediately and restored the electricity supply to customers in Port-of-Spain.

The cause of the fault has not yet been determined.

Explosion caused by faulty underground T&TEC cable

Minister of National Security, Stuart Young, has said the 'explosion' outside the Hall of Justice this morning was caused by a faulty T&TEC electricity cable, and not a man-made device.

Young spoke with the media at 11:15 am, almost two hours after the explosion was heard, prompting court staff to evacuate. 

Young said investigations by T&TEC and the Fire Service determined the electricity supply went down around Port of Spain around 9:35, when the explosion occurred.

The heat left a brown stain and what appeared to be bits of debris on the pavement.

Police investigating small explosion outside Hall of Justice

National security minister Stuart  Young has confirmed that a small explosive device went off in the vicinity of the Hall of Justice and the ministry of national security around 9:30 this morning.

The high court,  the magistrate's court and the ministry of national security were evacuated and the area has been cordoned off. 

The minister of national security along with members of the bomb disposal unit are currently on the scene.

We will bring you more as information comes to hand.