Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is meeting with leaders of the Muslim community for discussions related to security concerns following the recent terrorist attack in New Zealand.
The meeting began at 3 pm at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.
Desperate to escape Venezuelan pirates, two kidnapped fishermen jumped off their abductor's boat on Monday night but only one of them managed to make it home safely.
Bruised and traumatised Keyon Alexander, 29, of La Union Road, Erin arrived home around 3 pm.
He had spent the night swimming desperately and bawling for help from passing boats.
However, it was hours later that he managed to climb on top of an offshore oil installation where he rested for a while before being picked up by a passing boat occupied by local fishermen.
Dust in your face! Also your nose, mouth and lungs. But that’s the period which T&T is in, under siege from Sahara dust plus smoke from bush fires caused by the long dry season.
“The Sahara dust will be with us until about Wednesday, but it’s normal for this time of year,” meteorological officer Bagwandeen Ramdatt said yesterday.
The Met office yesterday charted a dust haze index of 32 degrees C for Trinidad and 31 degrees C for Tobago.
The family of Cpl Gerald James, who went missing at sea last Friday, believes he is still alive and claims not enough is being done to find him.
James was last seen on Friday morning when he left on a fishing trip with two other men, Roger Perreira and brother-in-law Joseph Watson. His wife, Rayheb James, said she believed in her heart that he is still alive.
Nineteen instructors from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Police Academy and six from the Guard and Emergency Branch, have received formal training in both the use of taser devices and instructing others in the use of tasers.
The Police Service says the training for the instructors forms part of its ongoing thrust to utilize non-lethal devices, in keeping with the Minimum Use of Force Policy.