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Communications Minister Cox: Cabinet awaiting findings on Marlene

Hours af­ter Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion Min­is­ter Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald was ques­tioned by po­lice, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter Don­na Cox said the PNM is await­ing the find­ings of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion fol­low­ing a four-hour search at her Mara­cas Val­ley, St. Joseph home on Thurs­day morn­ing.

Re­spond­ing to ques­tions from Guardian Me­dia via What­sApp, Cox said this was a po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion and she was told that a search war­rant was ex­e­cut­ed.

Santa Rosa facility ready for illegal migrants

Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young on Wednes­day com­mis­sioned a sec­tion of the East­ern Cor­rec­tion­al and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre in San­ta Rosa as an ex­pan­sion of the Im­mi­gra­tion De­ten­tion Cen­tre.

The fa­cil­i­ty was iden­ti­fied as an ad­di­tion­al space to keep il­le­gal im­mi­grants fol­low­ing con­cerns ex­pressed by Chief Im­mi­gra­tion Of­fi­cer Char­maine Gand­hi-An­drews.

Ex-FBI agent to lead TTPS’ anti-gang unit

A crack-shot team of an­ti-crime ex­perts has been hired by a busi­ness lob­by group to as­sist the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice in dis­man­tling and pros­e­cut­ing crim­i­nal gangs who have been linked to the ma­jor­i­ty of mur­ders in the coun­try.

Lead­ing the charge is for­mer Fed­er­al Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tions (FBI) Spe­cial Agent Robert Clark, who has been cred­it­ed with bring­ing Los An­ge­les’ bur­geon­ing gang wars to a halt in 2014 with his unique ini­tia­tives.

Young sides with CoP: Some firearm offenders get off too easy

De­bate on the Firearms (Amend­ment) Bill will be com­plet­ed when Par­lia­ment re­sumes in Sep­tem­ber and it will ad­dress part of Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith’s con­cerns about the need for stiffer penal­ties for firearms of­fences, says Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young.

But Young al­so says Grif­fith was right that ju­di­cial of­fi­cers need­ed to sen­tence with a de­gree of con­for­mi­ty.

San Juan market vendors protest rent increase

Chair­man of the Laven­tille Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion Chair­man, An­tho­ny Roberts, has said the vast ma­jor­i­ty of the ven­dors of the San Juan mar­ket have been ow­ing rent to them for months.

At a press con­fer­ence at the re­gion­al cor­po­ra­tion’s of­fice at the MTS plaza yes­ter­day, Roberts, flanked by his vice-chair­man Richard Wal­cott and chair­man of the Health and San­i­ta­tion Com­mit­tee coun­cil­lor Kwasi An­toine called the po­si­tion tak­en by the ven­dors and at­tor­ney Ger­ald Ramdeen a po­lit­i­cal stunt.

3 weeks after robbery, Lambeau Credit Union remains closed

The Carn­bee branch of the Lam­beau Cred­it Union re­mains locked al­most three weeks af­ter two men robbed the fa­cil­i­ty of al­most $28,000.

On Ju­ly 19, two men en­tered the build­ing pos­ing as cus­tomers. On ap­proach­ing the counter, one of them took a gun from in­side his shirt and point­ed it at a fe­male se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­cer.

The men then forced all cus­tomers to the back of the of­fice.

The en­tire or­deal was cap­tured on CCTV cam­eras and sub­se­quent­ly re­leased by the cred­it union.

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