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$1,800 fine for forged vehicle insurance

A Princes Town man who uttered a forged Guardian General certificate of insurance, has been fined $1800 or serve four months’ hard labour, after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate yesterday.

Ramchan Ramdass, 62, of Perry Young Road, Princes Town, pled guilty to the charge of uttering a forged document, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine, at the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 14th May, 2018.

International: Kim Jong-Un threatens to pull out talks with Donald Trump

Kim Jong-Un has threatened to pull out of the upcoming summit with Donald Trump after American troops joined South Korea in a military exercise.

North Korea's propaganda agency also claimed that Pyongyang officials have axed high-level talks with Seoul in response to the war games - dubbed Max Thunder.

It warned that the US will "have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-US summit in light of this provocative military ruckus".

Family asks for help in locating missing Long Circular man

The family of a 23-year-old Long Circular man is asking for help in locating him after he went missing 12 days ago.

Jason Henry of LP #42, Dibe Road, Long Circular was last seen on May 3rd, 2018 along Dibe Road, Long Circular.

He was wearing a white vest and a pair of three-quarter khaki pants.

Henry is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, has light brown hair and light brown eyes.

He is slim-built and has a tattoo of two tear-drops under his right eye.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Curtis Henry at 305-7722 or 473-2629.

 

Three arrested as police seize firearm, ammunition & marijuana

Three men were held and two firearms, and a quantity of marijuana and ammunition seized by police, after an anti-crime exercise was carried out in the Champs Fleur and Tunapuna districts, earlier this morning.

Inspector Vetus Hernandez supervised a party of officers attached to St. Joseph Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and Area West Task Force, in the exercise, which took place between 2 am and 7 am.

During the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Mt. D’or Road, Champs Fleur home of a 33-year-old detainee.

$17,000 in marijuana found wrapped in cloth in Moruga

A quantity of marijuana was discovered by officers of the Moruga Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Moruga district yesterday.

The exercise, supervised by Cpl (Ag.) Chris Thomas, of the Moruga Police Station, took place between 8:30 am and 11:30 am, on Monday 14th May, 2018.

During the exercise, officers conducted a search of a drug block at La Lune Main Road.

There, they discovered 1.7 kilogrammes of marijuana, wrapped in a multi-coloured cloth hidden in a bushy area.

The drug has an estimated street value of $17,000.

Government begins process to settle outstanding EFCL payments to contractors

Minister of Planning and Development Camille Robinson-Regis has been authorized by the Cabinet to discuss the settlement of outstanding payments by the Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL) to contractors.

A statement by the ministry says this process has begun with Minister Robinson-Regis chairing a meeting today at the Eric Williams Finance Building with the Minister of Education Anthony Garcia; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Development, Joanne Deoraj; members of the Board of the EFCL and at least 30 contractors present.

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