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Four years jail for panty thief

A self-con­fessed panty thief was sent to prison for four years on Wednes­day af­ter elud­ing of­fi­cers for al­most a year.

Bri­an Mc Ken­zie, 36, was nabbed by un­der­cov­er po­lice of­fi­cers ear­li­er this week near a bar in San­gre Chiq­ui­to, a vil­lage south of San­gre Grande.

Po­lice said Mc Ken­zie was ac­cused of steal­ing var­i­ous items of cloth­ing which were put out to dry by home­own­ers.

Well-known male THA official under investigation for "sexting" schoolboy

Tobago police are investigating an incident where inappropriate text messages were sent to a 15-year-old schoolboy by a well-known THA official. 

Guardian Media understands that the incident occurred approximately three weeks ago, but was only made public today via social media. 

A senior police official from the Child Protection Unit told Guardian Media, that while an official report was not made to the unit, the contents of the text message itself can be considered as a report and the relevant action will be taken. 

D'Abadie teenager reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 18-year-old Deja Ward.

Ward was last seen leaving her Maloney Gardens, D’Abadie home, around 10 am on Wednesday.

She was reported missing to the Maloney Police Station, around 3:25 pm on Thursday 4th April, 2019, by a friend. Deja is of African descent, 5 feet 6 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion and shoulder length hair.

She was last seen wearing a black top and a pair of blue jeans pants.

Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil: Let THA manage airport expansion

Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil­lor Dr Faith B Yis­rael is call­ing on the gov­ern­ment to al­low the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) to man­age the ANR Robin­son In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port ex­pan­sion project.

Speak­ing at this week’s Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil­lor’s me­dia brief­ing, at the op­po­si­tion’s new of­fice ont Main Street, Scar­bor­ough, Yis­rael she said laws gov­ern who should un­der­take the project.

Griffith: New uniforms will have room for tasers, pepper spray

The long-awaited newly designed police uniforms will be introduced to the Police Service within the next few weeks.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says the uniforms will have a specially-designed belt which can accommodate handcuffs, batons, tasers, and pepper spray. 

Speaking at a community meeting held at the Mayaro, Rio Claro constituency office this morning, Griffith said the new uniforms were part of the transformation of the Police Service.

Griffith also said his plans to set up a special unit to monitor the activities around the nation's schools.

Robbery suspect shot by police

One man was wounded during a police-involved shooting incident in Petit Valley on Monday.

According to police reports, officers of the West End Police Station were on mobile patrol along Morne Coco Road, around 7:45 pm, when they received information that two men wanted in connection with a series of robberies in the district, were observed in a white Nissan Almera motor-vehicle. 

The officers proceeded to the location, where they observed the two suspects.

However, upon seeing the officers, one of the men ran off.

Spraying ramped up to stem dengue outbreak

To com­bat a pos­si­ble out­break of dengue, ports of en­try and all schools will be sprayed dur­ing the East­er break, says Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh.

Deyals­ingh was re­ply­ing to queries in the Sen­ate on Tues­day from UNC sen­a­tor Tahar­qa Obi­ka fol­low­ing the warn­ing is­sued by the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Caribbean Pub­lic Health Agency (Carpha) about a pos­si­ble dengue out­break.

Campaign finance reform law soon - AG

The pro­posed Cam­paign Fi­nance Re­form leg­is­la­tion (CFR) will be brought to Par­lia­ment in a cou­ple weeks, At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi says.

He gave the yes­ter­day es­ti­mate in re­sponse to queries from Op­po­si­tion Sen­a­tor Ger­ald Ramdeen, who asked if the Non-Prof­it Or­gan­i­sa­tions (NPO) bill would ex­tend to po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

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