"It's a flagrant disregard of the law" - Education Minister fired up by hijab issue

The Ministry of Education is condemning the circumstances in which an on-the-job employee was asked to remove her hijab at the Lakshmi Girls' Hindu School as an unlawful act.

Minister Garcia says this is not the first time that this has happened and he is calling for a full report into it.

The following is a statement issued by the Ministry of Education today.

National Security Minister meets with senior police officials on crime strategies

Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon met today with senior members of the Police Service to discuss strategies in fighting crime, and in particular, the high murder rate.

Those involved in the meeting were Commissioner of Police (Ag) Stephen Williams, Deputy Commissioners of Police (Ag.) Mr. Harold Phillip; Mr. Deodat Dulalchan; and Ms. Erla Christopher, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Irwin Hackshaw and Divisional Commanders of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Missing 14-year-old girl found

A 14-year-old Diego Martin student who was reported missing last week, has been found.

Police say Curin Craigwell, who was reported missing by her mother, Onika Craigwell, on Wednesday 16th May, 2018, has been found.

The police did not give any further information but thanks the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return.

Teenager reported missing

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Anthony Stewart.

Anthony, a student of Eternal Light Educational Community Centre, was last seen at his Mt. D’or Road, Champs Fleur home, around :8 m on Thursday 17th May, 2018.

He was reported missing to the St. Joseph Police Station, on the same day by his mother, Renee Stewart.

Anthony is of African descent, five feet five inches tall, slim built with a brown complexion and short hair.

Government holds security talks with Australian national security personnel

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his delegation attended a number of meetings in Sydney, Australia today, the Office of the Prime Minister said.

In the first instance, Prime Minister Rowley led his team in a meeting with Australian Export Finance (EFIC) at their headquarters in Sydney.

EFIC is Australia's export credit agency whose loans are backed by the Australian Government and geared towards assisting Australian exporters.

Valencia man charged with 2017 murder

A second Valencia man is scheduled to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate, charged with the murder of Kelvin Lake, which occurred on Sunday 2nd July, 2017.

Nicholas Edwards aka ‘Pancho’, 33, of Pine Apple Drive, New City, Valencia, was charged on Monday 21st May, 2018, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Lake, 26, of Bertram Street, Valencia, was found dead along the roadway, at KP Lands, Valencia, with a gunshot wound to the head, on Sunday 2nd July, 2017.

Man allegedly steals vehicle, crashes it and is held by police

A San Fernando man, who crashed a vehicle he allegedly stole, is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with larceny motor vehicle.

Kern Maharaj, 32, a labourer, of Rigsby Street, San Fernando, was arrested by officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch (THPB) on Monday, at the site of a road traffic accident involving a Nissan Sylphy motor vehicle.

The car, which was secured by its owner, around 5 pm on Monday 21st May, 2018, along Lower Cipero Street, San Fernando, was discovered missing around 8:30 pm on the same date.

Five months after body found, autopsy confirms it's missing woman Anita Mohammed

Five months after remains were found in Santa Flora in December, an autopsy conducted today has confirmed that it is that of missing Freeport woman, Anita Mohammed.

The autopsy results were confirmed by an uncle of Mohammed and Head of Corporate Communications of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Ellen Lewis.

The remains were lying in a morgue at the Forensic Science Centre in St James since the badly decomposed body was found on at No. 9 Petrotrin Field Road near oil pump No. 481 in Santa Flora last December 28th.

Opposition Leader calls for action on crime at murdered Uber driver's funeral

“Enough is enough; time for tough action on crime.”

These were the words of Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar as she delivered a tribute to Christopher Mohammed, who was found murdered in St James on Friday.

Christopher, 28, worked as a sous chef aboard an oil rig and was a part-time Uber driver.