Ministry of National Security

Ministry of Nat'l Security: Griffith's contract being negotiated

The process of negotiating the contractual terms and conditions with the incoming Commissioner of Police Mr Gary Griffith is underway. 
That’s according to the Ministry of National Security. 
In a press release sent a short while ago, the ministry said the Commissioner of Police’s terms and conditions will be settled before he assumes office.
In the meantime, Mr Stephen Williams continues to be the Acting Commissioner of Police and is expected to go on vacation leave from 17th -30th August 2018.

National Security Ministry withdraws the words "crime-free" in revised statement on Carnival

The Minister of National Security has issued a revised version of an earlier media statement in which the Minister thanked members of the defence and protective services for a "crime-free" Carnival.

The statement has received widespread criticism for the use of the words "crime-free", given that the statement itself it refers to the murder of a former soldier.

Ministry of National Security launches investigation into Immigration Detention Centre incident

The Ministry of National Security has launched an investigation into an incident at the Immigration Detention Centre, in which two men attempted to cut a fence to enter the facility and exchanged gunfire with a guard.

The Ministry issued the following statement today.

Regiment promises to work tirelessly to help police find Corporal Leacock's murderers

The Ministry of National Security is mourning the death of Corporal Jerry Leacock of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment and is promising to work tirelessly to help bring the perpetrators to justice.

The following is the statement issued by the Ministry of National Security today:

National Security Minister: "Keep calm. Don't be guided by rumours of ISIS threat"

A statement from the Ministry of National Security is describing as "rumours" allegations of a possible ISIS threat at malls this coming weekend.

The Ministry has issued a statement, which also condemns the murders of two national security personnel this morning.

The following is the statement from the Ministry of National Security:

Ministry of National Security confirms $1 million payment to slain police officers

The Minister of National Security Major General (Ret’d) Edmund Dillon, the Minister under whose authority the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) and the Protective Services fall, wishes to categorically state that this caring Government will honour the $1 million compensation package proposed by the previous administration to families of all members of the services slain in the line of duty.

Jamaican officials seek meeting with CAL, Ministry of National Security

Jamaica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says it notes, with concern, the reports about the alleged ill-treatment of Jamaicans who were recently denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry says it has not received any formal complaint about the incident.

However, it says Jamaica’s High Commission in Trinidad has brought the media reports to the attention of the Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Department.

Minister Dillon welcomes Dennis Moses to Ministry of National Security

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says he welcomes the appointment of Dennis Moses as Minister in the Ministry of National Security.

The Ministry of National Security issued this statement this afternoon:

"The Minister of National Security, Major General (Ret’d) the Honourable Edmund Dillon welcomes the appointment of Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses as Minister in the Ministry of National Security.

National Security Ministry asks that drones not be used over crowds

The Ministry of National Security is asking for persons who own and operate drones, to be mindful of the dangers they pose and asking that they not be operated over mass gatherings.

The Ministry says there are also strict no-fly zones that prohibit the use of drones, which is says it will publish in the media soon. It is also pointing to strict law regarding laser lights.

The following is the statement from the Ministry of National Security:

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