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Chambers & Business Leaders set to collaborate with Tourism Trinidad

Tourism Trinidad Limited recently marked the beginning of a ground-breaking collaboration with Trinidad’s business leaders, with the hosting of a Business Engagement Session with over fifteen (15) business chambers.

The meeting took place on Tuesday January 14 2020, at the Conference Room Level 18, Tower D International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain.

15 year old is main suspect in wounding

Investigations are continuing into two separate wounding incidents, including one in which a 15-year-old is a main suspect.

According to a police report, at about 3.30 pm on Friday, a man from Toco Main Road, Balandra, went fishing with his 15-year-old male relative. Police said while fishing, an argument broke out between the two, during which the teen took out a gun and shot his adult male relative twice.

A struggle then ensued and teen allegedly fell overboard. He managed to swim back to the pirogue but without the firearm.

Arima Man Held with Revolver and Ammunition

One man was arrested and a firearm and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force (Area East), during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Arima district.

The exercise was conducted between 3:00am and 8:00am on Sunday 19th January 2020.

Official police reports state that officers executed a search warrant at the Jacob Hill, Wallerfield, Arima home of a 25-year-old suspect.

The search resulted in officers finding one revolver loaded with four rounds of ammunition.

Belmont man in court for 2017 double murders

A  Belmont  man  is  expected  to  appear before  a  Port  of  Spain Magistrate today charged with a double murder in 2017—the murders of  Mukhtar Ali and Jamal Modeste—as well a charge of shooting with intent against a female victim, which occurred on Sunday 3 December 2017.

24-year-old hospital attendant, ANTHONY MOORE (alias ‘Chico’), of St. Francois Valley  Road,  Belmont,  also was  charged  with  possession  of  firearm and possession  of  ammunition,  following  advice  received  from  Director  of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Friday 17 January 2020.

TTPS issues another Missing Persons Alert

The Trinidad  and  Tobago  Police  Service  (TTPS) has issued another Missing Persons Alert, this time for a St. Madeline Woman and a Freeport teenager and her baby.

33-year-old  ANASTASIA MOTA, of Montgomery Trace in St. Madeline was last seen at home, at  8:30  am  on  Friday  17 January  2020. 

She  was  reported missing to the St. Madeline Police Station on the Saturday 18 January 2020. 

Dr Moonilal debunks claims MPs aligned with criminals

One Opposition MP is again refuting claims by National Security Minister Stuart Young that MPs were aligned with members of the criminal underworld.

Speaking on CNC3's The Morning Brew earlier today, Minister Young again alleged there were Members of Parliament engaging with criminals.

He also confirmed that the circumstances of some of the crooked relationships were being investigated by the police.

But Oropouche East MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal, again distanced UNC members from the accusations being made by the national security minister.

Minister Young confirms police are probing MPs with Underworld ties

“It is against certain Members of Parliament and again, I will leave it at that, because I don’t want to interfere with any police investigation…”

That statement from National Security Minister Stuart Young today, as he confirmed that the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service are pursuing investigations into certain Members of Parliament, who are believed to have ties in the criminal underworld and are cooperating with persons of interest.

He says up to this weekend, he was given information about politicians who have been suspected of having criminal links.

Simon Baptiste to head up International Soca Monarch

CEO and founder of Question Mark Entertainment, Simon Baptiste, has been appointed as Creative Director of the International Soca Monarch.

His nomination comes days after former chairman, Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez renounced her position, claiming a lack of resources and time to organize this year's celebrations.

According to a post on social media, Lyons-Alvarez stated:

“I believe in giving the public a Soca Monarch they deserve and with limited time, it becomes harder to accomplish…”

Ballots for PNM Tobago Elections under police guard

The ballot boxes for the PNM Tobago Council internal elections currently are under police guard at the Council’s headquarters.

And the ballots will be kept under the watchful eye of the police, to ensure no tampering takes place, until counting resumes this afternoon.

Counting of ballots came to a halt in the early hours of Monday, much to the dismay of many members of the PNM. Several expressed concern that the election might have been rigged, and questioned the reasons behind the delay.

Counting will continue in Tobago PNM Council's elections

Counting of ballots in the Tobago Council of the People's National Movement's (PNM) internal elections continues at 2 pm today.

Confirmation has come from Chairman of the Election Supervisory Committee, Alvin Pascal.

Pascal told Guardian Media a decision was taken in the wee hours of Monday morning to stop counting the ballots. The counting began after 6 pm yesterday, when the polling stations closed.

"The boxes with the ballots are sealed and guarded by two police officers at the Council's office," he told Guardian Media.

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