Shane Ramjattan has been fined $600 and given seven days to pay or serve two months in prison.
He appeared before Senior Magistrate Rae Roopchand in the Rio Claro Magistrate's First court charged with wasteful employment of police time by making a false report to constable Majid Khan that he was kidnapped on January 15 at Barrackpore and kept in a forested area against his will.
Newly minted Creative Director of the Soca Monarch Simon Baptiste believes the brand still has great potential despite the event's decline in popularity in recent years.
The event has seen dwindling attendance since Machel Montano exited the event in 2015, with several prominent soca stars also declining to participate.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says the Ministry of Health is activating emergency protocols- inclusive of thermal body scanning at all ports of entry- in response to the coronavirus which was first reported in China in December 2019.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) launched a new unit tasked with handling cases of gender-based violence and domestic violence in this country.
The newly formed Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) will focus heavily on domestic violence cases and breaches of restraining orders. In addition to victims making reports to the Unit, members of the public with information on domestic abuse also can bring that information to the police, so they can act on it.
One political analyst says none of the political parties can bring the kind of relief from the current crime crisis, which the population needs so desperately.
Dr Winford James made the observation as he commented on recent statements on crime, from the Prime Minister and the National Security Minister.
He notes that while the UNC was in office under the People's Partnership, they were unable to get a handle on crime.
The Chief Executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce says the country needs all hands on deck to deal with the crime crisis.
Gabriel Faria says almost every citizen believes there is a crisis and that something must be done to take back T&T from the hands of criminals.
According to Mr Faria, Team Trinidad and Tobago needs all her players focussing on ending the crime scourge.
“Unless we all have a congruence of goals, we cannot fight the criminal elements in Trinidad and Tobago,” he says.
The T&T Government has backed Barbados’ position not to send a representative to today’s meeting being held by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with several Caribbean leaders in Jamaica. The Communication Ministry confirmed the Government’s position yesterday.
It’s official… the 2020 Dry Season is on its way!
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says there is evidence to suggest that the region has transitioned to a drier state.
Forecasters say overall, a near normal dry season is forecast, with near average rainfall totals during January through March, while slightly wetter than average conditions are forecast for April through May.
The TTMS is expecting February and March to be the driest months, with one or two short hot spells between March to May 2020.