The International Women's Resources Network (IWRN) is calling for agencies, families and parents to be more proactive, when it comes to protecting children in this country.
The demand comes in the wake of the death of 8-year old Makeisha Maynard who was beaten to death by her father on Sunday.
The IWRN has expressed disappointment at all the individuals—including family members and agencies—who it says failed the little girl.
Parts of North East Trinidad are without pipe-borne water at present because of a problem at the Aripo Water Treatment Plant.
And an official statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising that the issue won’t be fully solved until Thursday 13 February, 2020.
According to the statement, WASA says the disruption in the normal pipe borne water supply is due to the facility being out of operation, following an act of vandalism.
The Child Protection Unit (CPU) is once again advising all parents and guardians to be extremely vigilant concerning their children’s overall well-being, and to take all preventative measures to ensure their children’s safety is not jeopardised.
The warning comes as the CPU conducted several intelligence-led exercises over the weekend, which led to arrest of three men for several offences against children.
Thirty-eight Venezuelan nationals were arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Woodbrook District early this morning.
The exercise was conducted between 3:30am and 6:00am, on Tuesday 11 February 2020, at a nightclub at the corner Ariapita Avenue and Carlos Streets, Woodbrook.
A search of the establishment resulted in 29 female and nine male Venezuelan nationals being arrested. Among the females, five were between the ages of 15 and 17.
Two police officers, along with a Venezuelan national, have been detained in connection with trafficking in persons and other gang related activities.
The trio were arrested during an anti-crime exercise overnight in the Central Division.
The officers, who are assigned to Central Division Police and also live in the area, had their respective homes and lockers at the station searched.
The home of the Venezuelan national also was searched.
Police are on the scene of a murder in Embacadere, San Fernando.
According to reports, Marlon La Guerra, also known as Triple, was at his home along Circle Drive Extension around 8.30 am when a gunman entered his house.
He was shot several times.
The gunman ran off.
On hearing the loud explosions, residents in the area contacted the police who responded and discovered the man lying in a pool of blood.
La Guerra was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he died.
Story by KEVON FELMINE
A 36-year-old Nigerian national is currently warded at hospital following a chopping incident this morning.
CNC3 NEWS understands that shortly after 7am, a man, who is yet to be identified, was accosted by another man in the vicinity of Busy Corner in Chaguanas.
According to eyewitnesses, an altercation ensued and the man was dealt several chops about the body.
The chopping incident happened in the full glare of members of the public, who scampered to safety.
The injured man was taken to hospital where he remains warded in a serious condition.
A father of two has allegedly beaten his eight year old autistic daughter to death before killing himself.
According to police reports, around 7 last evening, Michael Maynard was at his home in Kelly Village, Caroni, when he allegedly beat the girl, Makeisha, about her body with a cutlass.
It is believed that shortly after 10pm, Maynard realised the girl did not regain consciousness. He subsequently completed suicide.
The man's 11 year old son, Makesi, raised an alarm and alerted neighbours who contacted the police.
An early morning shootout with police has claimed the life of one man.
Preliminary reports indicate that police, acting on information, proceeded to a house along Hilltop Avenue, Claxton Bay, in search of a murder suspect.
On arrival at the location, the officers allegedly were greeted with gunfire.
The officers subsequently returned fire and the assailant was hit.
The man was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
This is a developing story and we will have more information as details come to hand.
Two men were charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) for three counts of sexual penetration of a child and four counts of sexual touching of a child following intelligence-led exercises, yesterday.
The exercises were spearheaded by W/Supt. (Ag.) George and ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insps. (Ag.) Andrews and Francis along with Sgt. James and WPC Johnson.