Crime

National Security Minister condemns killing of prisons officer

Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon has "strongly condemned" the killing of Prison Officer Glenford Gardner whom he described as "a dedicated law enforcement officer".

A statement by the Ministry says Minister Dillon extends deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Officer Gardener on behalf of the Ministry of National Security and by extension the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Charged with fraud after allegedly collecting money with promise of an HDC house

A Rousillac woman has appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate charged with four counts of larceny amounting to $42,500 between Friday 19th August, 2016 and Thursday 10th August, 2017.

Indira Rangoo-Solomon, 30, of Mon Desir Road, Rousillac, was charged with larceny of the sums of $20,000, $15,000, $5,000 and $2,500, after being arrested by officers of the Fraud Squad during an anti-crime exercise conducted between Tuesday and Wednesday in the Southern Division.

Ministry: News reports on ISIS threats not based on anything new

The Ministry of National Security says articles that have appeared in the electronic media in respect of an advisory issued by the British Government to its nationals about Trinidad and Tobago, is not based on any new alert state that has been directed by that Government to its nationals visiting Trinidad and Tobago. 

British media have been reporting on the likelihood of an ISIS attack in Trinidad and Tobago.

Sixty nine year old shot in leg on Petit Valley Health Centre compound

A sixty-nine-year-old woman has been shot in the leg at the Petit Valley Health Centre.

Oharra Christian was sitting outside the facility when she was struck by a stray bullet.

The following is a press release by the NWRHA: 

Port of Spain, October 26th, 2017 The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) wishes to advise that a shooting incident occurred on the compound of the Petit Valley Health Centre shortly before 1: 00pm this afternoon.

Sixty nine year old shot in leg on Petit Valley Health Centre compound

A sixty-nine-year-old woman has been shot in the leg at the Petit Valley Health Centre.

Oharra Christian was sitting outside the facility when she was struck by a stray bullet.

The following is a press release by the NWRHA: 

Port of Spain, October 26th, 2017 The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) wishes to advise that a shooting incident occurred on the compound of the Petit Valley Health Centre shortly before 1: 00pm this afternoon.

Sixty nine year old shot in leg on Petit Valley Health Centre compound

A sixty-nine-year-old woman has been shot in the leg at the Petit Vally Health Centre.

Oharra Christian was sitting outside the facility when she was struck by a stray bullet.

The following is a press release by the NWRHA: 

Port of Spain, October 26th, 2017 The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) wishes to advise that a shooting incident occurred on the compound of the Petit Valley Health Centre shortly before 1: 00pm this afternoon.

Sixty nine year old shot in leg on Petit Valley Health Centre compound

A sixty-nine-year-old woman has been shot in the leg at the Petit Vally Health Centre.

Oharra Christian was sitting outside the facility when she was struck by a stray bullet.

The following is a press release by the NWRHA: 

Port of Spain, October 26th, 2017 The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) wishes to advise that a shooting incident occurred on the compound of the Petit Valley Health Centre shortly before 1: 00pm this afternoon.

Alleged threat against interim UNC Senator and Members' Club Vice-President

The Vice-President of the Union of Members’ Clubs and Lottery Workers has allegedly received a death threat.

Sean Clarke, who is expected to speak in the Senate later today, says he received mail this morning stating, "Traitor you speak you die". 

Last week members of the Trinidad and Tobago Members Club Association met with officials of the Finance Ministry to discuss the proposed 100% increase in gaming taxes. 

The outcome of the meeting has been described as disheartening by many stakeholders. 

The move is expected to leave hundreds on the breadline. 

Police destroy $214,000 in weed

Police have destroyed marijuana valued at $214,000.

The drug was destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force and the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Mayaro district yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise around 12 pm on Monday 23rd October, 2017, during which they proceeded to a forested area at Ortoire Village, Mayaro, where they came across a marijuana field with approximately 1000 fully grown marijuana trees.

The officers also discovered 25 pounds of cured marijuana.

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