The budget for the Ministry of National Security is being reduced by $100 million as a decision has been taken not to renew the current contract that relates to CCTV cameras.
The shortfall represents the fiscal year 2018, which ran from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
The reduction was debated as the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives met today.
National Security Minister Stuart Young said the current contract with TSTT is not being renewed as the minister says the contract was not favourable to taxpayers.
The man caught on video stomping on the head of another man which led to his death has appeared in court.
The following is the TTPS media statement:
Kareem Richardson, who was captured in a viral video, stomping on another man, which eventually led to his death, appeared before Tunapuna Magistrate, Indrani Cedeno, on Monday 7th August 2017.
The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) says 20 CCTV cameras have been installed at strategic locations on the compound of the Port of Spain General Hospital.
A statement by the NWRHA says that as a one-month pilot initiative collaboratively undertaken by the NWRHA, the Ministry of Health and the Telecommunications Services of the Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT), the cameras will provide 24-hour surveillance of the hospital.
It says this will augment the security measures currently implemented.
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Just hours after five men were shot in D'Ababie, two of whom died, CCTV video of the shooting has begun circulating online.
The graphic black and white video shows the assailant approaching the men as they completed what appeared to be the patching of a road.
The man got off his bicycle, fired several shots at the men, including one at close range.
The shooter then rides off on the bicycle.