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Four held for gun and marijuana possession

Quick work by officers of the Port of Spain Division Task Force (POSDTF) resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of a firearm and a quantity of ammunition, following a report of a robbery and wounding in the Port of Spain last night.

According to police reports officers were on mobile patrol when they responded to a report of a robbery at Tragarete Road and Cipriani Boulevard, around 11:00 pm yesterday.

Police destroy $3m worth of marijuana

Marijuana trees worth approximately TT$3 million were destroyed by officers of the South Western Division Task Force during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in Point Fortin yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise on October 15th, during which they proceeded to a bushy area off the Point Fortin Field Road, where they conducted a search.

The search resulted in the officers finding 3,000 fully grown marijuana trees and 1,200 seedlings.

The plants were subsequently uprooted and destroyed. Investigations are ongoing. 

Curepe teen missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Breanna Knox.

Breanna, of Evans Street, Curepe was last seen at her home around 7:30 am on October 14th, 2019.

She was reported missing to the St Joseph Police Station at 10:30 am on October 15th by a relative.

Breanna is of mixed descent, 5 feet 2 inches tall, and slim built, with a dark brown complexion.

She was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue skirt, and a pair of black sneakers.

Tobago businesses uncomfortable with THA borrowing money on international market

Tobago businesses say they are concerned about the Tobago House of Assembly now having the ability to borrow money on the international market, and cannot endorse it.

That’s the word from Diane Hadad, of the Tobago arm of the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

During the recent presentation of the 2020 Budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that the Tobago House of Assembly would now have the ability to raise financing for Tobago development projects via bonds worth some US$300 million.

INTERNATIONAL: Liberia ranked number one for helping strangers

Liberia has been named number one in the world when it comes to helping strangers, according to the World Giving Index, an annual ranking of people's generosity.

Helping strangers is one of the three criteria the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation used to draw up the overall index of generosity.

It also looked at how much money people donate to charity and how much time people give to volunteering.

The index was based on a 10-year study that surveyed 1.3 million people across the globe.

'Sunday' to appear in court today

Akido Williams aka ‘Sunday’, who turned himself in to police earlier this month, is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with counselling a gang leader in accordance with Section 9(b) of the Anti-Gang Act, No. 1 of 2018.

Williams, 39, of Basilon Street, Port of Spain, was charged with the offence on October 15th, by officers of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions George Busby, on that same date.

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