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.
While residents of Big Yard, Carenage, claim they are being targeted by the police, the nearby community of L’anse Mitan is calling for higher visibility of law enforcement officers due to an ongoing war between opposing gangs who have been unleashing a reign of terror on law-abiding citizens.
The call for a greater police presence was made by L’anse Mitan residents yesterday, four days after Keron Eve, 30, Kareem Roberts, 27, and Naomi Nelson, 14, were allegedly shot dead in a police-related shooting.
Following are the opening remarks delivered by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the 19th Special Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government on Security currently taking place in Port-of-Spain:
Over 90 Venezuelan passengers trying to get into TT through the Cedros port were turned back by T&T Coast Guard as patrols on the border heightened on Thursday.
With intensified street protests and violent clashes on the streets of Venezuela, hundreds of desperate Venezuelans have found the fresh resolve to flee their homeland.
A source who requested anonymity said two ferries Orinoco Delta and Angel were scheduled to arrive at the Cedros port on Thursday. The Orinoco Delta was transporting 60 passengers, including one Trinidadian man with his passport.
There will be a security blanket over the South Western Peninsula this weekend for the annual Point Fortin Borough Day celebrations.
This was disclosed by South Western Division’s ASP Brian Ramphall during yesterday’s weekly T&T Police Service media briefing.
Ramphall said the security blanket being provided will serve to minimise opportunities to commit crime and disruptive behaviour.
National Security Minister Stuart Young has reiterated the Government's position of non-interference and non-intervention in Venezuela, as riots have broken out amid an attempted coup.
The minister issued a statement Tuesday that said little more than what has been said by the government before.
The following is a statement the Minister Young.
"It has been reported that certain elements of the Venezuelan military have indicated support for Mr. Juan Guaido and that support has resulted in disturbances in Venezuela.
The shocking video of a Freeport family being trampled upon, kicked and cuffed by robbers during a birthday lime has prompted calls for more surveillance in the area.
Residents said drug dens were cropping up in the once quiet community and they were afraid to share information.
At least every business place in the Arena Village has been hit by robbers over the past year. Even the Faith Assemblies Church has been burgled and police informants have been gunned down.