San Juan man arrested for driving under the influence of dangerous drug

A San Juan man has been arrested for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of a dangerous drug namely cannabis and exposing a child to a dangerous drug by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in Laventille yesterday.

During the exercise, officers were conducting a road check exercise along Pashley Street, Laventille, between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm, on January 23rd, when they had cause to stop a Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle with a male driver.

ATTIC, TTPS and NCBA promote road safety for Carnival 2020

Trucks and trailers with permits to operate on the band route on Carnival Monday and Tuesday will have their validation stickers in time, courtesy a collaboration between the  Association  of  Trinidad  and  Tobago  Insurance  Companies (ATTIC), the  Trinidad  &  Tobago Police  Service  (TTPS)  and  the  National  Carnival  Bands  Association  (NCBA). 

In an official statement from ATTIC, the Association confirms that the stickers will be available for those with the necessary permits.

Barataria man missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 29-year-old Paul Williams.

Paul, of Third Avenue, Barataria was last seen at his home around 9:34 pm on January, 22nd.

He was reported missing to the Barataria Police Station on January 23rd by a relative.

Paul, is of African descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium built and has a brown complexion.

He was last seen wearing a black short sleeve jersey, a khaki ¾ pants and a pair of orange and black slippers.

Another school fight video goes viral

The video of a school fight has surfaced on social media, this time allegedly between female students of a St Augustine school.

In the video, the students were seen shoving, slapping and punching each other, while their classmates scream in excitement.

This all took place in a hallway of the school.

The fight appears to have continued outside the school compound, as another video shows the students fighting in a savannah. However, the physical row is quelled by an adult, as the rest of the school students look on from higher ground.

3 against 1 in Tobago PNM Council leader race

It's official. Three teams will go up against Kelvin Charles, current political leader of the Tobago Council of the People's National Movement (PNM), in Sunday's runoff elections.

In a statement on Friday, Team Tracy 2020 said it is part of a group that includes Joel Jack and Dr. Denise Tsoaifatt-Angus—fighting to change the council's leadership.

"After consultation, and for this point onward Joel Jack, Dr Angus and I have decided we will work together in the best interests of the party," the Davidson-Celestine team said.

Maraj: Red House a symbol of democracy’s triumph in 1990

Political commentator, Ralph Maraj, believes that there should be something to commemorate the Red House’s invasion in 1990, now that it has been returned as the home of Parliament.

Mr Maraj is a former parliamentarian and government minister. He would have been in office in the late 1990s, when the Red House still functioned as Parliament’s home.

According to Mr Maraj, installing some sort of commemorative piece at the newly renovated Red House, would be a powerful symbol to the country, of the triumph of democracy over insurgency.