National Security

Police point to law against use of fireworks

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is reminding members of the public that the use of fireworks in cities, boroughs and streets outside of the city areas is against the law.

The TTPS is asking persons to be mindful of this during Divali celebrations.

Public Information Officer Michael Jackman is cautioning citizens to act responsibly.

ASP Jackman is also reminding vendors that police officers are authorized to inspect stocks, storage areas and their books.

Prisons Commissioner slams those criticising prison officers

The Commissioner of Prisons William Alexander has described criticism of prison officers as "unprofessional, insensitive and disrespectful".

The Commissioner says while there are some rogue members of the service, the vast majority are hard-working and risk their lives to serve the country.

 Alexander issued the following statement today:

"The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service, as an arm of the Criminal Justice System is committed to the protection of society and crime prevention.

British Military Auxiliary ship to visit T&T next week

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship ‘RFA MOUNTS BAY’ will be paying a welcome visit to Trinidad next week.

MOUNTS BAY, arrived from the UK in July and is 3 months into a 3-year Caribbean deployment.

The UK maintains a year-round naval presence in the Caribbean to provide a rapid response to any emergency in the British Overseas Territories.

Emergency Fire Services number restored

The emergency number to contact the Fire Services has been restored.

A statement by the Fire Services today says that "further to the Ministry of National Security’s Media Release issued on 09 October, 2017 re Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service Interim Emergency Telephone Contact Information, members of the public are advised that the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service Emergency Number 990 is back in service".

Meanwhile, the emergency number to contact the Police Service is 511 as the 999 number is currently down.


You're not allowed to visit relatives or friends in prison tomorrow

If you were planning to visit a relative or friend at any of the nation's prisons tomorrow, change your plans.

The Office of the Commissioner of Prisons has announced that visitations to all prison establishments have been cancelled for Wednesday October 11, 2017.

The statement says that this cancellation is effected in order to facilitate the attendance of prisons officers to the funeral service of slain Prisons Officer I, Richard Sandy.

The statement says that normal visitations will resume on Thursday October 12, 2017.

Coast Guard vessel takes over 23 tonnes of relief supplies to Dominica

The Ministry of National Security says it continues to provide air and maritime support to Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria.

A statement by the Ministry of National Security says it is pleased to advise that Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) vessel TTS BRIGHTON (CG 24), departed Port of Spain on 02 October, 2017 en route to Dominica with approximately 23.3 tonnes of disaster relief items generously donated by private citizens and Corporate Trinidad and Tobago.