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GBV Unit already getting calls for help

The newly constituted Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) in the T&T Police Service (TTPS) reports that already, it has begun to get calls from persons needing their assistance and are working on cases.

And head of the Unit, ASP Claire Guy-Alleyne, promises that persons coming to them for assistance, will meet officers who are sensitive to their trauma.

TTPS urges state witnesses to stay in Witness Protection

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is urging citizens who have been placed in witness protection, to stay there while they need that special cover.

The appeal comes in the wake of the murder of 44-year-old Raffick Hosein, of Fitts Road, Biche.

He was gunned down at his Biche home at about 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon.

He was a state witness in a double murder case and had been receiving death threats.

Police say he seldom left his home.

AG: Preliminary Inquiries to be abolished by year’s end

The Attorney General says come next year, preliminary inquiries will be a thing of the past.

He made the comment while speaking at a meeting in Gulf View last evening.

According to AG Faris Al Rawi, legislative steps had been completed to abolish judicial hearings to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for an individual to stand trial.

He said the move will go a long way towards lessening the burden placed on the magistrates' courts, which have been stretched beyond capacity.