Venezuelan national held with gun and ammunition

One Venezuelan national was detained by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, last evening.

According to police reports whilst on patrol along Debe Main Road on December 4th, officers PC Charles and PC Tambie had cause to search a Venezuelan national where they found in his possession, one Beretta pistol with 6 rounds 9mm ammunition.

Officers seized the gun and ammunition and the suspect was arrested and taken to the Barrackpore Police Station. Enquiries are continuing. 

TT students get a “Brighter View”

Some 3,000 students across Trinidad and Tobago have benefitted from a special initiative that provides free vision screening and testing and spectacles.

The Brighter View initiative, carried out by Courts Optical, was launched in 2017 in Trinidad as a wider part of Unicomer’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.   It was then expanded to the wider Caribbean region to the tune of USD$50K and has reached the islands of  Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia, St Vincent, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua, St Kitts and Belize last year. 

National Security Minister announces new $100 bill

A new polymer $100 bill will be displayed on the Central Bank website at 4 pm today.

Minister of National Security, Stuart Young announced Government's plan to roll out a new $100 bill to replace the blue note at today's Post-Cabinet press briefing.

Young said the replacement 100 note will be harder to counterfeit and would also undermine the use of stored cash to fund criminal activity.

the new bill is expected to be in circulation within 14 days and not the usual 30-day period for new bills.

New $100 bill coming

A new $100 bill is coming.

Minister of National Security Stuart Young made the announcement at today's Post Cabinet news conference.

He said the decision is to help tackle criminal activity.

The bill will have a new design and will be printed on different paper.

We will have more on this later.

Despite unrest, Dominica ready for elections

Both the US State Department and the Canadian Government have issued travel advisories against the Commonwealth of Dominica.

This, in the wake of some unrest in the CARICOM country, in the run-up to general elections on Friday December 6th.

Veteran Caribbean journalist Peter Richards told us the unrest is not as severe as is being made out in social media.

Pelosi asks House to proceed with articles of impeachment

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced at a press conference this morning that she is asking House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to proceed with articles of impeachment.

She began her statement by referencing some of the founders of the US.

Licensing Office has reopened

The Licensing Office located at Wrightson Road in Port of Spain is back open today, after being closed for the last two days.

In a statement, the Ministry of Works and Transport advised that the Port of Spain Licensing Office resumed regular business operations and will operate within regular hours, namely 8am to 4pm.

The office was closed on Tuesday to facilitate ongoing maintenance work at the facility.

Recently, workers at the Licensing Office complained that they were being affected by a sewer problem.



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Shooting incident in Diego Martin

Two men were gunned down in Diego Martin last night.

CNC3 News understands that at around 7.45pm, 58-year-old Larry Joseph and 20-year-old Joseph Daniel were among a group of persons at Covigne Road, when they were shot and killed.

Daniel died at the scene while Joseph (of Cemetery Street) died while being treated at the St James Health Facility.

A third person, who was shot in the arm, was taken to hospital.

Pictures have begun circulating on social media showing one of the victims clenching several $100 bills.

Investigations are continuing.