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Morvant Caledonia blanks Rangers 2-zip

Joshua Alexan­der and Je­vick Mac Far­lane scored late for Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed to end a four-match win­less streak and achieve a 2-0 vic­to­ry over Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers, that moved them in­to sec­ond spot on the 11-team T&T Pro League stand­ing on Tues­day at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo.

New traffic system from March 2

Some of the re­cent changes in the re­vised Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles and Road Traf­fic Act will "go live" in just over a month. These changes in­clude the Red-Light Cam­era En­force­ment Sys­tem and the De­mer­it Point Sys­tem which will be sup­port­ed by the new traf­fic tick­et­ing sys­tem.

GBV Unit already getting calls for help

The newly constituted Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) in the T&T Police Service (TTPS) reports that already, it has begun to get calls from persons needing their assistance and are working on cases.

And head of the Unit, ASP Claire Guy-Alleyne, promises that persons coming to them for assistance, will meet officers who are sensitive to their trauma.

DPP to decide on charges for suspect in doctors’ abduction

Detectives investigating the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo are expected to meet with the Director of Public Prosecutions this afternoon for advice, before laying charges against one of the suspects.  

The 19-year-old labourer of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, would then be charged and taken before a San Fernando magistrate. 

The suspect has been detained at the police station since his discharge from the San Fernando General Hospital last Thursday. 

Two Maloney men arrested in police exercise

Two  men  were  arrested by officers of the TTPS’ Northern  Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted  in  the Maloney Policing District on Tuesday 21 January, 2020.

According to official police reports, while officers were conducting a search warrant  at Maloney Gardens, they seized one  Glock  17 pistol,  fitted  with  a  magazine  and  13  rounds  of nine-millimetre ammunition. Police also seized  one  kilogram of marijuana found at the premises.

A  male  occupant  was arrested for the find.

Health Minister: “We’re taking no chances with new coronavirus…”

If you are travelling to this country from the United States or the Asian continent, then prepare to be screened.

Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, has confirmed that screening has begun at the Piarco International Airport and the ANR Robinson International Airport as the first line of defence against the deadly coronavirus—2019 NCOV—which first presented in Wuhan, China.

Three men arrested during Northern Division Anti-Crime Exercises

An Anti-Crime  Exercise  conducted yesterday in  the  Northern  Division has resulted in  three  persons  being arrested, and the seizure of one round of 12-gauge cartridge, camouflage clothing  and an  army jacket and trousers.

An official statement from the TTPS explains that during the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at a house in  Hilltop Drive,  Maturita Extension,  Arima,  where the items were found and seized, and the two male occupants of the house at the time  of  the  search  were  arrested. 

Pompeo: “No intent to divide CARICOM…”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is denying any attempt to divide CARICOM.

This, as Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness also advised his regional colleagues against creating an artificial divide within the Caribbean Community.

Both men spoke at a press conference in Jamaica this morning, as part of a visit by the US Secretary of State to the island.

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