A child is now in a stable but critical state at the Mount Hope hospital after falling over a balcony in the housing estate in Maloney.
Reports indicate that the incident took place at Building 15 Maloney.
The child was rushed to the Arima District Hospital and then to the Mount Hope Hospital after the child fell from the fourth floor.
Initial reports suggested that the child had died.
However, family members and police confirmed that the child was still alive, having hit an awning on the way down that broke her fall.
The budget for the Ministry of National Security is being reduced by $100 million as a decision has been taken not to renew the current contract that relates to CCTV cameras.
The shortfall represents the fiscal year 2018, which ran from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
The reduction was debated as the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives met today.
National Security Minister Stuart Young said the current contract with TSTT is not being renewed as the minister says the contract was not favourable to taxpayers.
One of the five detainees who escaped from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), Wallerfield on Thursday 20th December, 2018, has been recaptured.
Ryan Badal, 23, a Guyanese national, was detained by officers of the Gasparillo Police Station while they were conducting a mobile patrol along the Bonne Aventure Main Road, Gasparillo around 3:50 am on Sunday.
Officers had cause to stop and arrest the escapee after observing him standing on the side of the roadway acting suspiciously.
He was taken to the Gasparillo Police Station and the IDC contacted.
A Special Forces soldier, a police officer and a former security head are expected to be interviewed by officers of the Anti-Corruption and Investigations Bureau(ACIB) into the shooting of Dillian Johnson who was shot outside his home on December 3rd, 2017.
Following the shooting, Johnson fled the country to the United Kingdom on December 29th that year claiming he was the victim of a targeted hit.
The frightening experience of her daughter being beaten and almost raped by an armed intruder in their home has prompted a San Fernando mother to support the police one shot, one kill approach.
“Now, yes I support everything at this moment. If I had a gun or a knife, I was going to use it on him. I was willing to die to save my children,” she said.
The intruder who is well known to the family is still at large.
The public consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana begins on January 23.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi will host the three-hour event at a venue in Port-of-Spain yet to be decided.
A statement from the Attorney General said during the months of January to March, the Office of the Attorney General will host a series of public consultations on the decriminalisation of marijuana.
A cargo plane crash near the Iranian capital, Tehran, has killed 15 people, Iran's army says.
The Boeing 707 came off the runway and hit a residential area while trying to land at Fath airport in Karaj, 40km (25 miles) west of Tehran, in poor weather.
Only a flight engineer of the 16 people on board was found alive, with no-one reportedly killed on the ground.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says there is a crisis in the outbreak of H1N1 or swine flu in Trinidad especially in the southern part of the country where there have been three reported deaths.
Deyalsingh made this disclosure to the media after the official opening of the Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre at Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande yesterday.
The Minister of Health confirmed that three deaths have been recorded as a result of H1N1 and noted there are many more lab-confirmed cases.
What’s the word, Prime Minister?
That’s the question several senior legal practitioners are asking following a lack of response so far from Prime Minister Keith Rowley on the Law Association’s (LATT) report concerning allegations against Chief Justice Ivor Archie.
Two days of “intense” policing saw 138 people arrested by police over the weekend.
In the exercise which started on Friday at 6 am, which saw 22 drug blocks being searched, eight guns, as well as a variety of ammunition, were seized.
Police said 13 prohibited immigrants were also detained and quantities of drugs were also seized as well as two stolen vehicles recovered, a statement from the Police Service said.