A total of 200 motorcycles are coming from China for use by the Police Service, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced yesterday during the contract signing ceremony for the new billion dollar Port- of- Spain Central Block yesterday.
The Prime Minister said this was among some of the requests his Government made for assistance and equipment from the Chinese Governement with regard to the possible improvements in this country.
The police service has released a photo of the police officer who was shot in Carenage during an exchange of gunfire with residents of Big Yard, in a bid to highlight the police's side of the story, that the officers were attacked by some residents.
In a two-page statement, says the photo shows that someone used an illegal weapon and shot at a police officer.
"No one is discussing this," the statement said.
Former judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Rolston Nelson, SC, has been appointed to investigate the circumstances surrounding a contract for immigration kiosks at the Piarco and ANR Robinson airports, that will cost the state US$43 million (approx TT$300M) over 7 years.
The contract is between Novo Technology Incorporation Limited and the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) and caters for the provision of kiosks that allow passengers to scan their passports at the machines and reduce the time spent in immigration lines.
Police have arrested of 13 male suspects wanted in connection with a plot to murder a state witness, as he exited a Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
A statement by the Police Service said that strategic planning and diligent work by officers of the Northern Division Special Investigations Unit led to the arrests.
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) says it has found no evidence of misconduct on the part of any police officer during the raid of several homes in Gulf View on May 3rd.
It has also begun an investigation into the search of the home of former attorney general Anand Ramlogan's housekeeper.
The PCA said in a statement on Thursday that "a preliminary investigation pursuant to Section 30 of the PCA Act Chapter 15:05, has been completed and there have been no findings of misconduct on the part of any police officer".
Seventeen recently promoted Brigadier Generals and Rear Admirals serving in the US Military on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the Diplomatic Center, St. Ann’s as part of a CAPSTONE visit.
The team, together with US Embassy Chargé d'Affaires John McIntyre and US Embassy Chief Military Liaison Officer Col. Claudia Carrizales, also met with Minister of National Security Stuart Young and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dennis Moses.
CAPSTONE is a joint service professional military education course at the National Defense University.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has given police investigators until midday today (Wednesday) to explain on what grounds they raided the home of Goomatee Ragbir, the maid of former attorney general Anand Ramlogan.
In an interview, Griffith said the Anticrime and Intelligence Bureau had no knowledge of the raid, nor did the head of the Southern Division ACP Zamsheed Mohammed.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is suggesting that the bullet that killed 14-year-old Naomi Nelson, came from the gun of one of the alleged gang members.
Nelson was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between police and residents of Big Yard on Friday evening.
Speaking at a police news conference on Wednesday, Griffith used a visual graphic to show the position of the police officers, the gang members and the teenage girl.
It showed that the police vehicle was between the gang members and the girl.
A hospital clerk has paid more than $39,000 for a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) apartment which she is afraid to move into.
Jargie Mahabir, 37, says she is fearful for her life as she has been robbed in the apartment at gunpoint and threatened several times. As she wiped away her tears, Mahabir appealed to HDC to find her another unit in a safe neighbourhood. “I cannot live there. I am afraid of what will happen.”
A State witness was gunned down hours after she left a safe house to attend a birthday party on Sunday night.
According to a police report, at about 7.30 pm Veronica Franco, 32, who left the State Witness Protection Programme to attend a party of one of her friends at 12th Street in Barataria was shot dead by two gunmen.
Police said the killers ran into the yard and attempted to shoot at Franco, however, she ran into a house and locked herself inside.
The gunmen kicked open the door and shot her several times before fleeing.