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Taxi driver shot, passenger beaten

A taxi driver was shot in the head and his passenger badly beaten after he refused to take two men, who boarded his taxi in Arima, to a specific location on Sunday night.

According to a police report, at about 8.20 pm, a 49-year-old man boarded a Gold coloured Nissan Almera motorcar on Queen Street, Arima, in the vicinity of the Royal Castle food outlet. There were two other men seated already in the back seat of the vehicle, which was driven by a 38-year-old man of Cumuto.

Garcia: “Ministry and Police not giving up on nation’s children…”

Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, says the Ministry of Education has not given up the fight to bring back discipline and ensure a peaceful environment in the nation's schools.

Speaking on The Morning Brew show today, the education minister confirmed that the ministry has been working closely with Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and his team, to find solutions to the increasing indiscipline and violence in the nation’s 700-plus schools.

Oil spill on St. Ann’s Road today

There are reports of an oil spill occurring on St. Ann's Road in the vicinity of Queen's Hall, today.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, the Port of Spain City Corporation's Disaster Management Unit raised an alert about the spill, this morning.

According to the ministry’s release, members of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service were on the scene, dealing with the spill.

Citizens were urged to proceed with caution and follow the directives given by officials on the scene.

TTPS makes cocaine bust on CARICOM Wharf

A man has been arrested and a quantity of cocaine and cash seized during an exercise conducted at the CARICOM Jetty, Queens Wharf, Port of Spain, on Thursday afternoon.

According to reports, officers of the Specialized Intelligence Unit and Port Police Department were conducting checks when they observed the driver of a vehicle acting suspiciously.

A search was conducted and a quantity of cocaine wrapped in a black bag was discovered, along with TT$7,500 in cash.

The items were seized and the driver of the vehicle arrested.

Investigations are ongoing.

Police involved shooting in San Raphael

A bandit was shot dead by police officers during an alleged police-involved shooting at Brazil Village, San Raphael on Thursday night.

Police have launched a manhunt for the bandit’s three accomplices, who are believed to have been shot and wounded during last night’s incident.

It is alleged that four men, in a white Honda Civic, went to rob the Cross Quality Supermarket at about 8 pm on Thursday.

Police said when the officers responded to the report of the robbery and arrived on the scene, the men got into the vehicle and sped off.

Machel marries at Red House

A small crowd has gathered outside the Red House in Port of Spain for the wedding of soca star Machel Montano and Renee Butcher.

Police Officer and Venezuelan in court for people trafficking

A  Police  Officer  and  a  Venezuelan  national  will  appear  in  the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court today, to face charges  in  connection with  trafficking  in  persons  and  other  gang-related  activities.

The men were arrested during  an  anti-crime  exercise  conducted  in  the Central Division on Monday 10th February.

The exercise was conducted by members of the Special Operations Response  Team  (SORT),  the  Counter  Trafficking  Unit,  and  a specialized  team  established  by  Commissioner  of  Police,  Gary Griffith.

TOP COP: “Everything that can be done, will be done, to keep you safe…”

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has made yet another appeal for the justice system to ensure that gun-toting assassins stay behind bars.

Commissioner Griffith says they’ve succeeded in reducing every other serious crime, while homicides remain a sticking point.

The top cop says the courts continue to make it tougher for him and his team of police officers to keep the streets safe for ordinary citizens, by releasing known shooters and gunmen back into society, far too quickly.

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