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.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has promoted 90 Special Reserve Police (SRP) officers and commended them on their dedication to duty and professionalism.
The promotions took place at a ceremony held in the Solomon McLeod Lecture Theatre, Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.
Among the officers promoted were six assistant superintendents, 14 inspectors, 12 sergeants and 58 corporals.
Griffith said the SRP promotions formed a small part of the transformational efforts taking place within the police service.
The US government has chastised Guyana for honouring the life of a former politician convicted of plotting to blow up fuel tanks at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.
The US said in a statement that a legislative resolution upholding the life and work of Abdul Kadir was an “insensitive and thoughtless act” that disregarded the gravity of his actions.
There is a Chinese cartel operating in this country, which sees numerous Chinese restaurants being used as fronts for illegal gambling, Police commissioner Gary Griffith has said.
“There are more Chinese restaurants than houses in some places, so some of these things have been used as fronts for illegal gambling,” he said.
Griffith made the statement during an interview on i955fm’s Take Two Sunday programme with hosts Dominic Kalipersad and Roger Lee.
Two bandits have been shot dead in St James.
The bandits were attempting to rob Singh's Liquor Mart when they were shot dead by someone in the establishment.
Singh's Liquor Mart is located on Bournes Street, St James.
Police are currently on the scene.
This is a developing story and we will have more later.