Ministry investigates claim that staff member fraudulent offered family Greenvale house

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has launched a formal investigation into allegations that a member of staff fraudulently offered a family a housing unit in Greenvale Park, La Horquetta.
A statement by the ministry says that "the Permanent Secretary wants to underscore that the ministry has always been transparent and will continue to be transparent when it pertains to matters that fall within its purview and wishes to assure the public that it has never and will never condone corrupt practices".

Minister orders investigation into alleged corruption at Chaguanas Borough Corporation

Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Haji Kazim Hosein has ordered an investigation into suspected building approval corruption at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation.

This follows the submission of documents by Cunupia Councillor Vandana Mohit alluding to improper practices at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation's building department. 

This comes after a recent shooting incident at the councillor's home, which she has called a reprisal for her questioning delays in the building approval process for certain burgesses in her electoral district.

Promoter not willing to help police with investigations

A music promoter linked to the controversial music video “Bunnin It”, featuring a man sitting on what appeared to be a police vehicle, said he does not intend to co-operate with police investigators.

The promoter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said he was “shocked” to see the artiste, known as Mumra, sitting on “a police vehicle” in the video.

“Me ain’t talking to them because they will look to pin something on us and everybody will run and hide from that.

I don’t have time for that,” the promoter said.

Investigation launched into use of 'police vehicle' in "Bunnin It" video

Police are now investigating a music video that has been shared online, which appears to portray a police vehicle.

A statement by the Police Service says: "The Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) has commenced an investigation into the unauthorised use of what appears to be a marked police vehicle, in a music video, now in circulation on social media. The investigation was initiated by the PSB on Wednesday 9th May, 2018, after instructions were received from Commissioner of Police (Ag.) Stephen Williams."

Investigation launched into suicide at San Fernando General Hospital

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances which led to a patient committing suicide at the San Fernando General Hospital.

On Monday, a 25-year-old man was found hanging in a room at the Psychiatric Ward mere hours after being admitted.

According to a release issued by the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), a team has been established to look into the matter.

The release added that counseling has been offered and will be provided as required.

The San Fernando police who will conduct an independent investigation into the incident.

Police launch probe into 'drug' video

A man, who identified himself as the police officer who was featured in a secretly-recorded video allegedly accepting a $100 bribe for the sale of marijuana, is claiming that he thought he was being asked about the sale of seeds.

But the Police Service took a dim view of the video and immediately launched an investigation into the matter.

Contacted yesterday for a comment, head of the TTPS’ corporate communications, Ellen Lewis said that Professional Standards Bureau “is now investigating the contents of a video, in circulation on social media, involving a police officer.”

PCA: Police Professional Standards Bureau to investigate 'police' voice note on Howard Chin Lee's wife

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) says it is aware of reports of an alleged voice note being circulated via social media, allegedly emanating from an Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

The PCA has been informed that the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) has been charged with the responsibility of investigating this matter which also falls within the remit of the PCA.