Police rescue La Brea kidnap victim

A 46-year-old fisherman, who was reportedly kidnapped on Monday 13th August, 2018, has been rescued by officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Mayaro district this afternoon.

The victim was at his La Brea home in the company of friends around 3:00 am on Monday 13th August, 2018, when three men purporting to be police officers entered the premises and forced him into a silver Nissan AD wagon against his will.

The assailants claimed they were conveying the victim to the La Brea Police Station.

Persad-Bissessar to lead protest at PM's Office over 'sari' skit

Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar will be taking her concerns over a recent skit at a PNM Family Day to the doorsteps of the Office of the Prime Minister. 

She is calling on members of the public who have deemed the skit offensive to join with her on Thursday for the planned protest.

In a Facebook post, Persad-Bbissessar labeled the skit portraying the removal of a woman's clothing by men dressed in masks as shameful and an insult to women.

She said the depiction of men as brutish and violent was equally insulting.

Hinds files police report into Beetham wetting incident

Laventille West MP and acting Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds has filed a police report about yesterday's incident in Beetham Gardens and police have launched an immediate investigation.

Police Public Information Officer ASP Michael Jackman confirmed to CNC3 that MP Hinds made an official report about the incident to the police.

While touring flood-stricken Beetham Gardens, water was thrown on Hinds and Councilor Akil Audian, prompting them to flee.

Hinds was seen leaving the Besson Street Police Station this morning.

Health Ministry encourages measles vaccinations

The Ministry of Health is encouraging citizens to get vaccinated for measles as the Pan American Health Organisation /World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) report of an increased number of cases of measles, in the Americas.

The Ministry notes that children in particular must be vaccinated before entering schools and that the service is free of charge at public health centres.

The Ministry issued the following statement on Wednesday.

Penal man charged with housebreaking and larceny

A Penal man is currently in police custody, after being arrested and charged with housebreaking and larceny against a 55-year-old victim in the Barrackpore district.

The 40-year-old male suspect was arrested by officers of the Barrackpore Police Station, following enquiries into a report of housebreaking and larceny at a house along Manohar Trace, Barrackpore, on Wednesday 1st August, 2018.

The victim reported to police that he secured his home around 9:00 am and went away.

Police recover stolen vehicles in airport staff carpark

Three vehicles which were reported stolen, are recovered by officers of the Northern Division Special Investigations Unit (NDSIU), during a stolen vehicle recovery exercise, which was conducted in the Piarco and San Juan districts.

The exercise, spearheaded by Insp. Roger Joseph, was conducted between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, on Tuesday 14th August, 2018, during which the officers proceeded to the Piarco Airport staff car park, in the Piarco district and conducted a search of the area.

PNM Women’s League blames UNC for flood attack on MP Hinds

The Women’s League of the People’s National Movement says it strongly condemns the actions of those who they say sought to disrespect MP Fitzgerald Hinds and Councillor Akil Audain during their walk-through of flooded areas in Beetham Gardens on Tuesday.
The Women’s League says it is appalled that such indiscretion would be shown in a time of disaster.
They question whether those who committed the act even took the time to consider that there were some Beetham residents who genuinely required assistance.