Stay Tuned: The Prison Association responds to the shooting death of yet another prison officer this morning.
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The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts will on Monday distribute around $2.4 million in Home Repair and Emergency Relief grants as well as Developmental Projects to families and communities throughout Trinidad.
A statement by the ministry says applicants will receive funding for the repair of their homes through a purchase order issued to a hardware supplier.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will begin construction of a $4 million Drag Mall in the capital city next year, Housing Minister Edmund Dillon said during yesterday’s Standing Finance Committee session in Parliament.
He made the comment in response to questions from Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal on plans for the “development and management of a property” at 43 Independence Square, Port-of-Spain.
Dillon said the property was referred to as the “Drag Mall,” which is located next to New City Mall.
Minister of National Security Stuart Young says his ministry is working on initiatives to ensure the safety of prison officers.
The minister made the remark in a statement offering condolences to the family and colleagues of prison officer Darren Francis who was murdered this morning.
The following is the minister's statement.
"It is with a deep sense of sadness that I offer my sympathy and condolences to Prison Officer I Darren Francis’ family, friends and colleagues.
Officer Francis was senselessly killed on his way to work this morning.
Environmental Management Authority (EMA) chairman Nadra Nathai-Gyan yesterday admitted it was regrettable that the new $100,000 fine for poaching of a Scarlet Ibis, an Environmentally Sensitive Species (ESS), took too long to be gazetted.
The savings motorists are experiencing by filling their tanks with fishing boat fuel may well eventually backfire, as mechanics are warning that prolonged use of regular fuel will cause engines to malfunction.
The sale of regular gasoline, which is used by fishermen, has been increasing since Government raised the price of super at the pumps from $3.97 per litre to $4.97 in the 2019 Budget.
Yet another prison officer has been gunned down while off duty.
The latest attack occurred earlier this morning after Darren Francis, 38, was shot in the head by an unknown assailant at his home at Hill View Avenue, Sixth Company, New Grant.
The Guild of Students of The University of the West Indies has called an emergency meeting for tomorrow, after a second-year female student escaped an attempted rape and robbery at the campus earlier today.
According to reports, the student was attacked near the female locker bathroom at the Student Activities Centre by an unknown assailant around 1 pm and was injured by her attacker before he fled.
An early morning shooting has claimed the life of a Prison Officer attached to the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca. CNC3 News understands around 4 am the officer identified as 38-year-old Darren Francis was at his home located at Hillview Drive, Princes Town when he was ambushed. The armed assailant is said to have shot Francis once in the head. The police were contacted and discovered Francis lying in a pool of blood. He was taken to the District Health Facility but was pronounced dead on arrival.