Women's group calls for establishment of Police Sex Crimes Unit

The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) is expressing "deep concern" over what it calls the alarming rate at which sexual offences against minors are being committed.

The IWRN notes that sexual penetration has now become a regular occurrence with current statistics for 2018 revealing that more than 20 minors have been subjected to these heinous and painful crimes.

"Even more alarming is the fact that in many instances, these offences are committed by persons known to the victims," the IWRN said ina statement on Friday.

T&TEC warns of dangers of electrocution during floods

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is advising citizens of steps they should take to avoid electrocution during flooding throughout the rainy season.

T&TEC issued guidelines via a media statement on Friday.

"In light of recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding, and the expected reoccurrence during the rest of the rainy season, the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is reminding persons to take the necessary safety precautions to protect their lives and properties.

Griffith takes reins as Police Commissioner

Gary Griffith has officially taken up duties as Commissioner of Police.

He was introduced to the media at a news conference this morning where National Security Minister Stuart Young revealed that Griffith's contract was finalised yesterday.

According to Minister Young, Griffith was presented with his instruments of appointment last night.

The Commissioner's first order of business was a meeting with all heads of national security.

Minister Young thanked outgoing Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams who has proceeded on vacation leave.

Met Office maintains yellow alert as Tropical Wave set to pass north of T&T

The Met Office has maintained a yellow weather alert for Trinidad and Tobago, as a Tropical Wave which now has just a 10 percent chance of formation, is set to pass north of Trinidad.

The Met Office says that Trinidad and Tobago would be mostly sunny at first but becoming variably cloudy as the day progresses with periods of rain/showers in varying localities.

It says showers will become heavy and thundery in a few areas.

Doctor shot dead in robbery

One of this country’s longest serving doctors in the northeastern region has been killed.

CNC3 understands 72-year-old doctor Chris Lutchman was shot in his head during a robbery this afternoon.

According to reports, Dr Lutchman was at his paul street office in Sangre Grande when he was shot by a gunman during a robbery.

The doctor was rushed to the Sangre Grande Hospital where he died while undergoing emergency surgery.

CNC3 understands Dr Lutchman had a wide cross-sector of patients and was a very active member of the community.