A meeting among Chaguanas Carnival bandleaders and police to iron out crucial issues prior to the festival had to be called off as no officers turned up on Wednesday.
The bandleaders were left disappointed at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation’s Administrative Complex at Cumberbatch Street after they waiting for an hour.
Among the issues the bandleaders wanted to discuss was the process to obtain special permits to use their vehicles on restricted routes.
One man was arrested and a firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Central Division’s Emergency Response Patrol and Central Division Operations Unit, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Carapichaima district, last night.
During the exercise, officers proceeded to a bar located at Orange Field Road, around 9 pm, on Monday 11th February, 2019, where they conducted a search of the premises and bar patrons.
After nothing illegal was discovered most of the officers left the scene.
The Police Complaints Authority is seeking the public's assistance as it launches investigations into a number of recent killings involving the police.
According to a release issued today, anyone with information or witness to any of the incidents is being asked to contact the PCA.
The authority has initiated independent investigations into all the incidents in accordance with the Police Complaints Authority Act.
Among the incidents being looked at by the PCA is the shooting of Allan Mohammed of Enterprise, Chaguanas.
An Asian mafia connection is fuelling the multi-million dollar world of sex slaves in Trinidad and Tobago, intelligence sources close to the investigation have revealed to Guardian Media.
These startling details began to emerge as police gathered more information after cracking what they believe was a major sex and drug ring operating in Western Trinidad on Wednesday.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says T&T has a great demand for child prostitution and child pornography.
He made the comment during an interview on CNC3’s Morning Brew yesterday, as he addressed the police cracking of what they believe is a major sex and drug trafficking ring on Tuesday.
Citizens are being warned that interfering in police operations when they are trying to arrest suspects is a serious offence.
The warning comes after several videos posted to social media of officers attempting to arrest individuals are met with opposition by members of communities as they intervene in an attempt to stop the arrests.
Fete promoters can pay up to $150,000 for mandatory protective services for police and fire officers to be present at each of their events.
This cost, the TT Promoters Association (TTPA) said, continues to rise and they are seeking a meeting with the relevant stakeholders to propose solutions to this issue.
The use of body cameras for police officers started with two police units at 20 stations across T&T and this will be expanded to 180 body cameras being implemented on a phased basis by month-end.
National Security Minister Stuart Young revealed this in the Senate on Tuesday while replying to a query from UNC senator Wade Mark.
Young said it was not true that the initiative had not been implemented since officers are being trained in the use of the technology.
One man was arrested and the search is on for another, following a police-involved shooting incident which occurred on Sunday at Lady Chancellor Road, Port of Spain.
Officers of the Woodbrook Police Station were on mobile patrol around 2:45 am around the Queen’s Park Savannah when they responded to a request for assistance from officers of an Emergency Response Patrol Unit, who were pursuing two robbery suspects on foot toward Lady Chancellor Hill.
When officers arrived at the location, they observed two male suspects walking along Lady Chancellor Road.
Police along with City Corporation workers and officials of the Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT) seized CDs and stands used by music vendors in Port-of-Spain this morning.
One person was arrested for obstruction.
Photo and video by Guardian Media's Abraham Diaz.