Military

Four arrested in Laventille police/army exercise

A joint police/army anti-crime operation was carried out in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday 9th January, 2019, which resulted in the arrest of four persons wanted in connection with recent shootings and woundings and on outstanding warrants, police said in a statement.

The exercise, under ACP (Ag.) Radcliffe Boxill, was executed in the Besson Street Police District and targeted the Laventille area, including Boxhill Trace and Wharton Street. 

During the exercise officers also carried out general searches for arms and ammunition and other illegal items.

Don't be too alarmed if you hear sounds of gunfire coming from within army camps next week

The Ministry of National Security is advising that Phase II of the international military exercise entitled “Exercise Tradewinds 2017” will be conducted in Trinidad and Tobago from June 13 – 17, 2017.

Phase I is being held in Barbados from June 06 – 12, 2017.

Tradewinds is a multi-national maritime security and disaster response exercise in the Caribbean.

Traffic disruptions expected for military funeral of late Sgt Guevara

The military is warning of traffic disruptions with the funeral service for the late Sergeant Christian Guevara of the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard on Saturday 29 April 2017.

The funeral takes place at 10:00 am at the Open Bible Standard Church, Palo Seco.

A Military Procession will then follow into the Los Bajos Public Cemetery located on the S.S Erin Road, Palo Seco.

The military said in a statement that this procession may result in minor traffic delays for commuters along S.S Erin Road between the hours of 12 noon and 2:00 pm.

Traffic disruptions expected for military funeral of late Sgt Guevara

The military is warning of traffic disruptions with the funeral service for the late Sergeant Christian Guevara of the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard on Saturday 29 April 2017.

The funeral takes place at 10:00 am at the Open Bible Standard Church, Palo Seco.

A Military Procession will then follow into the Los Bajos Public Cemetery located on the S.S Erin Road, Palo Seco.

The military said in a statement that this procession may result in minor traffic delays for commuters along S.S Erin Road between the hours of 12 noon and 2:00 pm.

Delaware Major General vows to continue strong ties with T&T

Major General Carol Timmons, new Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard (DNG) has given a personal commitment to continued strong relations with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF). She made the declaration during a visit to Trinidad earlier this week, a statement by the United States Embassy says.

Major General Timmons is Delaware’s first female two-star general and first female Adjutant General. She assumed command of the DNG in February from MG Frank Vavala who retired after 18 years as Adjutant General.

Minister confirms military vessels an option to fill cargo gap

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says one of the options available to the government to take up the slack when the cargo vessel, 'Superfast Galicia' stops operating, is the use of two military cargo vessels.

Acting prime minister Colm Imbert added, at today's post-Cabinet news conference, that when the government order six vessels from Damen, two were cargo vessels.

Both ministers confirmed that the government is keeping that route as one of the options.

Traffic delays due to military procession for late soldier

The Defence Force is seeking to alert the public of traffic delays along the Long Circular Road today, due to a military procession for the late Lance Corporal Daniel Gill.

Gill was killed in a vehicular accident on Sunday, March 26th on the Diego Martin Highway.

His funeral takes place at 10 am today at the Church of Assumption in Maraval, followed by a military procession from the church to the Military Cemetary on Long Circular Road.

The procession is expected to run from 12 noon to 1 pm.

Military: Shot officer was not involved in high-level investigations

The military is denying claims that the soldier who died from a gunshot wound at Camp Cumuto, was involved in an investigation into photos that were made public last year, of the Attorney General's children holding weapons at an army base.

In a press release issued yesterday afternoon, the Regiment’s Public Affairs Unit said it was greatly concerned by inaccuracies over a link to the high-profile investigation and Samaroo’s death on Thursday being circulated on social media web sites.