Police hold 258 in three days

Police have arrested over 258 persons in connection with various offences including gang activity, shootings, outstanding warrants and gun and narcotics possession, a statement by the Police Service said. 

The statement said that over 4,500 police officers across the nine police divisions have engaged in anti-crime exercises over the past 72 hours, conducting patrols, stop and searches and operations critical to treating with matters of crime and criminal activities across the country.

3-year-old dies after father's car explodes

*** Update ***

The child has died at the San Fernando General Hospital having suffered 100 percent burns.

*** Earlier Report**** 

A 3-year-old child is barely holding on to life after suffering 4th-degree burns when his father's car exploded in Tabaquite.

Prince Fracette, 3, of 21 Cito Lane, Tabaquite, is now at the San Fernando General Hospital where doctors are desperately attempting to save his life.

President off to Barbados

Pres­i­dent Paula-Mae Weekes will trav­el to Bar­ba­dos on Sat­ur­day to ad­dress lo­cal stu­dents there.

A state­ment from the Of­fice of the Pres­i­dent said Weekes will speak to Trinidad and To­ba­go Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion Ed­u­ca­tion­al Fo­rum on Mon­day at the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies Cave Hill Cam­pus.

The Ed­u­ca­tion­al Fo­rum is part of the cam­pus’ pro­mo­tion of the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals as pre­scribed by the Unit­ed Na­tions.

The theme of the event is “Bal­anc­ing the Equa­tion: Break­ing Bar­ri­ers and Build­ing Bridges”.

Two years hard labour for Ste. Madeleine man

Daniel Felix Reyes a 21-year-old  labourer from Ste. Madeleine has been sentenced to 24 months of hard labour after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

Reyes, of Coquette Street, Ste. Madeleine was charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on  February 12th. 

New plot uncovered to kill Griffith

A new plot has been un­cov­ered to as­sas­si­nate Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith by two in­car­cer­at­ed gang lead­ers and one of their as­so­ciates.

In­tel­li­gence sources say the con­tract to kill was con­nect­ed to the hu­man traf­fick­ing bust which oc­curred last Wednes­day.

The in­for­ma­tion is com­piled in a con­fi­den­tial re­port pre­pared by the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team on Feb­ru­ary 8.

Police plead with revellers: Take caution with Mr Killa’s Run With It

Sergeant David Swan­son is plead­ing with pa­trons to de­sist from pick­ing up items that do not be­long to them when Mr Kil­la’s song—Run With It— is be­ing played in Car­ni­val fetes as it could lead to a fight.

Swan­son made the com­ment dur­ing an in­ter­view on the CNC3 Morn­ing Brew pro­gramme.

With­in re­cent times sev­er­al videos have sur­faced on so­cial me­dia show­ing fete lovers lift­ing and car­ry­ing items that were not theirs when the tagline of the song “pick up some­thing...any­thing” is be­ing played.

Cops probe death of woman on Valentine's Day

Valen­tine's Day, con­sid­ered a day of love, brought sor­row and hurt to the fam­i­ly of a 53-year-old par­tial­ly blind woman af­ter she was found with cloth­ing cov­er­ing her face and elec­tri­cal cord tied around her neck. She lat­er suc­cumbed to her in­juries at the San­gre Grande Hos­pi­tal.

The woman was found ly­ing on the floor of her kitchen around 8. 15 am.

Snake surprises elderly couple for Valentine’s Day

Valen­tine’s Day turned out to be a scary ex­pe­ri­ence for an el­der­ly cou­ple when they woke up to find a four-feet maca­juel in their bed­room ceil­ing yes­ter­day.

Robin Nages­sar, 73, and his wife Sum­intra, 61, re­mained out­side their home for about four hours un­til the snake was cap­tured by se­nior Game War­den Steve Seep­er­sad.

Re­call­ing the scary en­counter, Nages­sar said he got up around 3 am be­cause his wife had to go out.

“I put on my tele­vi­sion and make up my bed be­cause my wife had to go out ear­ly this morn­ing,” he said.