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Escapees still on run one week later

One week after a major prison break at the Golden Grove Remand Yard in Arouca, the last two remaining prisoners remain on the run, police officers are continuing their searches leaning more, however, on intelligence as their only hope of a breakthrough.

A last major search for the escapees occurred in Laventille on Thursday at about 3 am where officers of the Besson Street Police Station searched a house in the area.

In a video released on social media Thursday, a male voice claimed that police officers came to his house and broke down the walls and doors to gain entry.

Officers commended for foiling robbery with violence

Four officers attached to the Southern Division have been commended for their work in the foiling of a robbery with violence which occurred in Tableland on April 27th, 2019.

Sgt. Sankar, PC King, PC Mohammed and PC Ramlal, were today commended by Senior Superintendent Zamsheed Mohammed, at the Southern Division Divisional Headquarters in San Fernando.

On April 27th 2019, the officers responded to a report of a robbery in progress on Naparima Mayaro Road, Tableland, when they observed four men armed with firearms exiting the premises.

Women and children among 93 Venezuelans held in Palo Seco

by Radhica De Silva

Hiding in a forest camp in the hills of Palo Seco, 93 Venezuelans were arrested by police shortly after they landed in a pirogue on the Southern coast.

Looking harrassed and scared, the Venezuelans stood under an unoccupied house near Aguillera Trace, Palo Seco Settlement for several hours before they were removed from the area in marked police buses and jeeps.

TTPS working with NYPD to strengthen homicide and anti-gang units

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is working with the New York Police Department (NYPD) on strengthening the performance the police's homicide and anti-gang units.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has met with representatives of the NYPD in keeping with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the New York Police Department (NYPD).

The meeting took place at the Office of the Commissioner of Police, at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain Monday.

Coast Guard ready to join search for missing Venezuelans

The T&T Coast Guard (TTCG) is on standby should they be called for help by the Venezuelan Coast Guard as the search continues for 19 refugees, who have been feared drowned after the pirogue they were in sunk last Thursday.

The lone survivor of the incident, Alberto Abreu, 25, of Margarita, who was rescued by a US businessman Robert Richards, Virgin Islands, is currently in Grenada.

Gary wants proof of $18m TTPS debt to VMCOTT

The T&T Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) owes cash-strapped Ve­hi­cle Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion of T&T (VM­COTT) $18 mil­lion for main­te­nance and re­pairs of hun­dreds of po­lice ve­hi­cles over the last 15 years. How­ev­er, Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith said not one red cent will be paid un­til VM­COTT pro­vides him with in­voic­es for the work done.

$50,000 reward for information leading to recapture of escapees

Crimestoppers is now offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the recapture of the two prison escapees still at large.

The offer was posted on the Facebook page of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Friday evening.

According to the 'WANTED' poster, Crimestoppers is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two men - Michael Findley of Laventille and Olatungi Denbow of Port-of-Spain - should contact 800-TIPS (8477).

Prisons Commissioner confirms only 6 escapees recaptured so far

Despite rumors that a seventh prisoner has been recaptured, Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson has confirmed to Guardian Media that only six escapees are in custody.

The Commissioner explained that the six men who were recaptured in Las Lomas, hours after escaping Remand Prison, are currently assisting police with investigations into the escape.

He remains hopeful that the information provided will lead police to Olatungi Denbow and Michael Findley.

The men were part of a group of eight who escaped from Remand Prison during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Photo Gallery: Search for escaped prisoners

Members of the Prisons Service, Police Service and the Defense Force have been continuing searches in the Las Lomas and Centeno areas for two escaped prisoners who were still at large Thursday afternoon.

Michael Findley and Olatungi Bendow were the last of the eight still on the run Thursday afternoon.

Guardian Media's Abraham Diaz has been covering the search and filed these photos.