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.

Tourism Trinidad appoints acting CEO

Heidi Alert has been appointed to act as Chief Executive Officer Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) with immediate effect. 

According to a release from TTL Alert will report to the Chairman of the Board,  Janelle Commissiong and will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the company. 

Alert currently functions as the Manager, Destination Development at the company and according to the TTL release with the new appointment, Alert will now manage both portfolios, until a new CEO is installed.

Water disruption in parts of East Trinidad on Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers served by the Arouca Highlift Station that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Friday, between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.

WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate a pipeline interconnection works at the plant.

The affected areas will include districts along the Eastern Main Road, east of the Arima Old Road including:

Lillian Heights

The Foot Hills

La Florissante Phases 1 & 2


Cleaver Heights

Bregon Park

Griffith assures safety for Pride TT parade

The Pride TT Committee (Pride TT) has met with the Police Commissioner Gary Griffith to discuss the safety and security needs for the upcoming annual Pride TT Fair, Mini-Concert, Fun Day and Parade, carded for Sunday 28th July, 2019 at Nelson Mandela Park.

Pride TT said in a statement that it is convinced that the Police Service is "committed to protecting all".