RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT 

The famous Hunters Search and Rescue Team will be celebrating its first anniversary on Wednesday.

One year ago, hunters gathered at 7 am at the Sangre Grande Police Station, following a request by the T&T Police Service to assist in the search for Andrea Bharatt. 

The hunters, quickly assigned Vallence Rambharat as their Captain, to lead the team. 

Following this search, the hunters decided to continue on as Hunters Search and Rescue Team and just mere days after, the Team was called into action, to work with law enforcement, in an Operation dubbed “Aripo Sweep”, to thoroughly search the Heights of Aripo area. 

During the past year, the team conducted 40 missions – 38 in Trinidad and two in Tobago. 

Using the motto, “Closure Matters” the team responds quickly to families whose loved ones go missing. 

The team currently comprises of 25 members, 22 in Trinidad and three in Tobago. There are 21 males and four females. 

Training and planning are at the forefront of the group’s activities. 

Last Sunday, the team held a Team Builder, to focus on its internal affairs and as well as to complete its Strategic Planning for 2022. 

The team remains largely self funded and will continue to provide its services free of charge to the citizens of T&T.