Police search offices of Trinidad Express Newspaper
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 17:30
Photo shows a police vehicle parked outside the Express House on Independence Square in Port of Spain. Photo by Sharlene Rampersad.
A team of at least ten police officers is searching the offices of the Trinidad Express Newspaper.
Sources within the organisation say the officers arrived shortly after 3 pm and have been waiting since then in the office of the editor in chief, Omatie Lyder, who we understand was not at work today.
Around 5 pm, two more officers arrived in a heavily tinted vehicle and went into the building.
Guardian Media understands the officers have been trying to obtain documents and information about an article published in the Sunday Express. Guardian Media understands the newspaper's attorneys are present at this time.
Executive Member of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) Wesley Gibbings expressed concern about Wednesday's actions.
In a Facebook post, he said "big police presence at the Express in Trinidad investigating a story published by the newspaper. Have we gone mad??"
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.