A pie in the sky.
That was the reaction of criminologist Daurius Figueira to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's short, medium and long term crime-fighting measures, which she promised to institute when the United National Congress assumes office again.
Addressing UNC supporters at the Monday Night Forum in Chaguanas, Persad-Bissessar rolled out her plans, stating that the Government had been clueless in bringing the murder rate down.
A teenager has appeared before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Lester Sookhai, which occurred in December 2018.
The 16-year-old boy, of no fixed place of abode, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
He appeared before Master Vijay Paul to answer the charges.
Sookhai, a shopkeeper of Maingot Road, Tunapuna, was at his business place along with a relative around 10 am on Tuesday 11th December 2018, when the suspect entered and shot him.
The suspect escaped on foot.
President Paula-Mae Weekes has added her voice to the tributes being paid to actor, director and producer Raymond Choo Kong.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, President Weekes said her heart was heavy to learn of the actor's death.
The president said Choo Kong was a master of his field.
"Raymond Choo Kong was a born entertainer whose wit and humorous commentaries charmed generations of Trinbagonians. A gifted comedian and seasoned thespian, his exceptional talent transformed the local theatre landscape, setting the bar of his craft quite high," she said.
The homicide investigations into the brutal murder of local playwright and award-winning producer, director and actor Raymond Choo Kong took a twist Tuesday afternoon following new information reaching police.
Police say that instead of a robbery, they now believe that it may be a crime of passion.
Upon sensitive information reaching officers, police strongly believe that Choo Kong, 69, who was stabbed eight times could have known his attacker on a personal/intimate basis.
"We are looking at it as a jilted lover-type thing, " a police source said.
Police have destroyed a quantity of marijuana they discovered in a camp in Salybia.
The exercise was done by officers of the Eastern Division, yesterday.
Acting on intelligence, officers led by Cpl Ramnarine of the Sangre Grande Criminal Investigations Department, proceeded to conduct a search of a bushy area off Salybia Road, on Monday 15th July 2019.
There, the officers discovered 100 fully grown marijuana trees and eight kilogrammes of dried marijuana.
The drug, which has an estimated street value of $80,000 was destroyed.
A former head of the National Operations Centre (NOC), Garvin Heerah has called for a zonal curfew or a zonal state of emergency as an immediate initiative to help deal with the reduction of crime in T&T.
Heerah was speaking on the recent ranking of T&T as the 6th country making it one of the most violent countries in the world as per capita.
Just on Monday, nine murders were recorded bringing the murder toll to 281.
He was a guest on Tuesday’s edition of CNC3’s The Morning Brew.
A woman who was shot in D'Abadie along with a 16-year-old girl has succumbed to her injuries while at the hospital on Monday evening.
According to a police report, at about 1 am on Monday, Monique Griffith, 21, was standing on the road at John Lane when a man approached her with a gun and opened fire. She attempted to run away but fell on the road. A 16-year-old girl who was standing nearby was hit by a stray bullet.