180 more body cameras for police

The use of body cam­eras for po­lice of­fi­cers start­ed with two po­lice units at 20 sta­tions across T&T and this will be ex­pand­ed to 180 body cam­eras be­ing im­ple­ment­ed on a phased ba­sis by month-end.

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young re­vealed this in the Sen­ate on Tues­day while re­ply­ing to a query from UNC sen­a­tor Wade Mark.

Young said it was not true that the ini­tia­tive had not been im­ple­ment­ed since of­fi­cers are be­ing trained in the use of the tech­nol­o­gy.

Crab vendors claim access to river blocked

South Oropouche oys­ters, crab and conch catch­ers on Mon­day staged a protest over the con­struc­tion of a gate across their on­ly ac­cess road to a near­by riv­er where they source their pro­duce.

They com­plained that their liveli­hood is be­ing ham­pered and called on Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan to in­ter­vene.

They are claim­ing that a pub­lic road had been blocked. How­ev­er, own­ers of Edan K Prop­er­ties Ltd is claim­ing that the land, in­clud­ing the road, is pri­vate­ly owned by them.