Commuters in midmorning traffic along the Western Main Road became witnesses to murder this morning after a gunman shot and killed a man.
According to reports at around 8:30 am, the gunman targeted Ronell Skeete at the Corner of Western Main Road in Cocorite.
Minister of National Security Stuart Young on Wednesday commissioned a section of the Eastern Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre in Santa Rosa as an expansion of the Immigration Detention Centre.
The facility was identified as an additional space to keep illegal immigrants following concerns expressed by Chief Immigration Officer Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews.
A crack-shot team of anti-crime experts has been hired by a business lobby group to assist the T&T Police Service in dismantling and prosecuting criminal gangs who have been linked to the majority of murders in the country.
Leading the charge is former Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Special Agent Robert Clark, who has been credited with bringing Los Angeles’ burgeoning gang wars to a halt in 2014 with his unique initiatives.
Debate on the Firearms (Amendment) Bill will be completed when Parliament resumes in September and it will address part of Police Commissioner Gary Griffith’s concerns about the need for stiffer penalties for firearms offences, says National Security Minister Stuart Young.
But Young also says Griffith was right that judicial officers needed to sentence with a degree of conformity.
A manhunt has been launched for a prisoner who escaped while working on an estate on Thursday morning.
Dillon Clarke who was detained at the Golden Grove Prison and assigned to the agricultural out-gang, escaped legal custody at about 7.30 am.
Sea Lots businessman Cedric “Burkie” Burke has been released by the police, after spending almost two days in custody.
Police officers said he was being questioned in connection with their investigations into the murders of five fishermen and the disappearance of two others.
The Carnbee branch of the Lambeau Credit Union remains locked almost three weeks after two men robbed the facility of almost $28,000.
On July 19, two men entered the building posing as customers. On approaching the counter, one of them took a gun from inside his shirt and pointed it at a female security officer.
The men then forced all customers to the back of the office.
The entire ordeal was captured on CCTV cameras and subsequently released by the credit union.
The Central Division of the Police Service has made strides in the fight against crime in Enterprise, as the have been able to reduce down crime.
Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, acting Sgt Jacey Small, of the Central Division, attributed the success to community policing and building relationships with the residents.