Prominent trade union leader accused of rape

Police are this morning investigating a rape allegation against a well-known trade union leader.

The allegations have been raised by a 33-year-old woman.

According to police, the trade union leader is said to have taken the woman to a well known hotel in Port-of-Spain around 2pm on Tuesday under the guise of a meeting.

She alleges that the trade union leader took her to a room where the act is said to have taken place.

The woman went to the Port-of-Spain CID where she filed a report and subsequently medically examined.

Thousands view online video of female 'journalist' in police custody

Thousands of people have viewed a video that went online today, of a young woman who bears the name of a newspaper journalist being filmed by police while in custody.

The woman in the video claims she was being detained by the police under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.


At one point, she calls the name of a newspaper journalist in reference to herself.

Seven charged with exceeding speed limit of 80kph

Police have charged seven people already with exceeding the speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour.

The following is a statement from the Police Service:

"Seven motorists have been charged with exceeding the speed limit contrary to section 62:1 of the Motor Vehicle Road Traffic Act Chap 48:50.

The persons were charged during an exercise conducted by the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch along the east bound lane of the Audrey Jeffers Highway, between 5:00pm and 6:00pm today – Thursday 5th May, 2016.

Police Complaints Authority investigates allegations raised by PM, in relation to police officers

The Police Complaints Authority has launched an investigation into allegations against police officers, referred to by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley today.

The following is a statement from the PCA:

"The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has noted Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s comments made at today’s Post Cabinet briefing regarding officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service receiving preferential treatment in attaining HDC houses amongst other benefits.

One student charged, three suspended following scuffle with police

One student has been charged and three others suspended, following a confrontation in Port-of-Spain involving school children and a police officer. 

A video of the incident went viral on Tuesday. 

It showed a police officer intervening in a scuffle among students on Charlotte Street but then forced to call for back-up when he was reportedly accosted by the students. 

Today the Ministry of Education said the students have been identified and belong to schools in Port-of-Spain. 

Police shoot and kill 41-year-old man

A 41 year-old-man was killed in a police shootout this morning.

Police say at 5:45 am, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force were on a routine foot patrol in the Laventille area.

Upon reaching Calvary Hill, they noticed William Rock also known as “Boneman” acting suspiciously.

Officers claim rock pulled out a gun and an exchange of gunfire followed.

Rock was hit several times about the body.

He was rushed to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Officers recovered a .38 revolver on the scene.

Police shoot and kill two bandits; two others escape

Police have shot and killed two bandits in a shoot-out with police after a robbery at the Flanigin Town gas station.

Shortly after three this afternoon, three armed men entered the station and announced a hold-up relieving two workers of $4000.

The police were alerted and a chase ensued ending in Tabaquite where four men, including the driver ran out the vehicle while shooting at the police.

The men then went into some nearby bushes where they escaped.

On searching the lifeless bodies of two of the men were found nearby.