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One man arrested as gun, ammo found in Tobago

A 24 year old man is scheduled to appear in the Scarborough Magistrates Court on Monday, charged for the possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The man was held during a routine exercise on Saturday afternoon.

According to Police Reports around 5:35pm on Saturday, officers attached to the Tobago Task Force were on patrol on the Windward Road, Hope Village when they observed a silver Honda CR-V motor vehicle with a lone occupant, travelling in a westerly direction.

Nurse, Carter guide Tridents to CPL title

Tears flowed freely at the Bri­an Lara Crick­et Acad­e­my on Sat­ur­day night, as for the fifth time, the Guyana Ama­zon War­riors were turned back in the fi­nal of the Caribbean Pre­mier League (CPL) tour­na­ment. This time by the Bar­ba­dos Tri­dents which won their sec­ond ti­tle by 27 runs. Tri­dent al­so de­feat­ed the War­riors in 2014 for that ti­tle.

Gunshots inside Trincity Mall sends shoppers scampering

A brazen rob­bery by three gun­men at Gold King­dom Jew­el­ry, Trinci­ty Mall cre­at­ed a pan­ic amongst mid­day shop­pers and mall-go­ers yes­ter­day af­ter shots were fired in­side the packed es­tab­lish­ment while the men es­caped on foot.

The in­ci­dent left em­ploy­ees from near­by stores trau­ma­tized and call­ing for in­creased se­cu­ri­ty pa­trols along with the in­stal­la­tion of scan­ners at the var­i­ous en­trances to as­sist with de­tect­ing crim­i­nal el­e­ments op­er­at­ing in­side the mall.

Fire officers issue warning ahead of Divali

The TT Fire Ser­vice (TTFS) has once again warned per­sons to be ex­treme­ly care­ful when han­dling fire­works.

This call was made by Act­ing Chief Fire Of­fi­cer for the Cen­tral Di­vi­sion Ramdeo Boodoo on Fri­day when the TTFS closed a week of fire pre­ven­tion ac­tiv­i­ties at the Cen­tre City Mall, Ch­agua­nas. Boodoo said deal­ers of fire­works have a re­spon­si­bil­i­ty to in­form con­sumers about the prop­er han­dling and re­lat­ed safe­ty in­struc­tions when it comes to the use of fire­works.

Traffic tickets in the mail by year's end

Very soon mo­torists in breach of traf­fic laws, par­tic­u­lar­ly speed­ing and break­ing red lights, will be­gin re­ceiv­ing tick­ets in their mail­box­es. In fact, ac­cord­ing to Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan it will take ef­fect “by year-end or soon­er.”

In the Pub­lic Sec­tor In­vest­ment Pro­gramme for fis­cal year 2019/2020, the min­istry will be al­lo­cat­ed fund­ing for the “de­ploy­ment of five Spot Speed Cam­eras along the Uri­ah But­ler High­way (UBH) and Solomon Ho­choy High­way (SHH).”

CEPEP workers ‘tricked’, less money allocated in budget

One of the ma­jor talk­ing points com­ing out of the $53 bil­lion 2020 bud­get de­liv­ered by Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert last week Mon­day (Oct 7th) was the in­crease in salaries for CEPEP (Com­mu­ni­ty-Based En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and En­hance­ment Pro­gramme) and URP Un­em­ploy­ment Re­lief Pro­gramme) work­ers of 15 per cent.

The move was hailed by some as a good one but crit­i­cized by oth­ers as be­ing a lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tion ploy.

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