The organizers of the SOCA RAFF UP 2020 are apologizing to patrons over last night's event, following a mechanical issue on one of the boats.
But the organizers are claiming the picture painted by some of the patrons is an exaggerated version of what actually transpired.
SOCA RAFF UP 2020 up began at around 3pm on Sunday and was carded to run until 8pm on board the vessel called “The Embassy”.
However, at some point last night, party patrons sent an SOS via social media, alleging that part of the boat had begun sinking.
Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, says the Ministry of Education has not given up the fight to bring back discipline and ensure a peaceful environment in the nation's schools.
Speaking on The Morning Brew show today, the education minister confirmed that the ministry has been working closely with Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and his team, to find solutions to the increasing indiscipline and violence in the nation’s 700-plus schools.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has made yet another appeal for the justice system to ensure that gun-toting assassins stay behind bars.
Commissioner Griffith says they’ve succeeded in reducing every other serious crime, while homicides remain a sticking point.
The top cop says the courts continue to make it tougher for him and his team of police officers to keep the streets safe for ordinary citizens, by releasing known shooters and gunmen back into society, far too quickly.
A plot was uncovered by police to execute the head of the Special Operations Unit (SORT) last night, which originated from within the prison's walls which led SORT officers to Laventille Road, San Juan this morning to apprehend a suspect, who was later shot and killed after firing upon the police.
A senior source told Guardian Media that SORT officers intercepted the man known as Glean Bain aka "Shooter" in the vicinity of Ramesh and Leela Supermarket in a car allegedly on his way to pick up other persons to track down the SORT officer shortly after 9 a.m.
A breach of citizen's privacy and security tantamount to criminal charges have been levelled against former Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her Peoples Partnership government.
But Top Cop Gary Griffith who served as National Security Minister during the time the claims were made says he was unaware of the allegations being made.
The police commissioner is expected to meet soon with the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT), to discuss the possibility of rogue attorneys facilitating criminal acts.
The LATT recently wrote to the top cop, advising him to charge any lawyers that were deliberately breaking the law.
The TTPS is moving to enforce laws preventing animal cruelty in this country, and has pledged to work closely with animal welfare groups on the matter.
It comes following yesterday’s meeting of activists from the Animals Are Human Too organisation, with the police commissioner and officers from the Canine Unit and Mounted Branch.
A 14-year-old girl, who is believed to be a victim of human trafficking, was among 22 females detained at a ‘Secret Sunday’ pool party busted by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) after midnight on Sunday.
They were found in a house at Chancellor Heights, Upper Lady Chancellor Road, St Ann’s in Port-of-Spain.
As investigations continue into the police-involved shooting of Keone Paryag—fiance of Danah Alleyne—who is the sister of Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne, police investigators claim that they are not getting the expected 100 per cent cooperation from those questioned about what transpired on Friday.
However, police said Alleyne (Danah) told them that she was not held hostage by Paryag.