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Bullet hole discovered at PM's constituency office

A report has been made to the Four Roads Police Station of a bullet hole in the constituency office of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

The office is located at Covigne Road, Diego Martin.

The bullet hole was discovered by a worker who arrived at work Wednesday morning.

The hole was through a glass pane. A spent projectile was also found on the scene and is now in the possession of police.

Police do not believe that the incident had anything to do with the prime minister.

Police release photo of shot officer, insist it was cold-blooded attack

The police service has released a photo of the police officer who was shot in Carenage during an exchange of gunfire with residents of Big Yard, in a bid to highlight the police's side of the story, that the officers were attacked by some residents.

In a two-page statement, says the photo shows that someone used an illegal weapon and shot at a police officer.

"No one is discussing this," the statement said.

Young: South raids not connected to Anand, Ramdeen case

Last week’s raids on cer­tain South homes had noth­ing to do with the al­leged cor­rup­tion-re­lat­ed cas­es of Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress mem­bers Anand Ram­lo­gan and Ger­ald Ramdeen - but there was very good rea­son for these homes to be searched, Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young said at yes­ter­day’s post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing.

Teen girl among three dead in Carenage shootout.

Three people were killed and six others, including a police officer, were wounded during a shootout between Western Division officers and residents of Big Yard in Carenage this evening, police have confirmed in a statement.

Residents say a teenage girl and the godson of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley are among the dead.

The TTPS said in a statement that officers on patrol in Carenage were attempting to arrest a suspect when a man opened fire on the officers.

Another businessman’s home being searched by police

The home of another prominent south businessman is currently being searched by police in an extensive operation that began just after 6 am.

Three homes have so far been searched, but police have not released details about the motive for this exercise.

Police sources tell Guardian Media this is an intelligence-driven exercise linked to a narcotics investigation.

CNC3 has been reliably informed that officers are currently at a home on Sea View Avenue, Gulf View, La Romain where another search is being conducted.

This is a developing story.

One held with gun, ammo

One man has been arrested by officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF), after he was found in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Earlier today, officers of the NDTF Area West, responded to a report of a robbery in progress and had cause to stop and search a silver Nissan Tiida motor vehicle being driven by a known priority offender.

The vehicle was searched and resulted in officers finding a Glock 17 pistol loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition.

The suspect was arrested and investigations are continuing.

Griffith: New uniforms will have room for tasers, pepper spray

The long-awaited newly designed police uniforms will be introduced to the Police Service within the next few weeks.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says the uniforms will have a specially-designed belt which can accommodate handcuffs, batons, tasers, and pepper spray. 

Speaking at a community meeting held at the Mayaro, Rio Claro constituency office this morning, Griffith said the new uniforms were part of the transformation of the Police Service.

Griffith also said his plans to set up a special unit to monitor the activities around the nation's schools.

Robbery suspect shot by police

One man was wounded during a police-involved shooting incident in Petit Valley on Monday.

According to police reports, officers of the West End Police Station were on mobile patrol along Morne Coco Road, around 7:45 pm, when they received information that two men wanted in connection with a series of robberies in the district, were observed in a white Nissan Almera motor-vehicle. 

The officers proceeded to the location, where they observed the two suspects.

However, upon seeing the officers, one of the men ran off.

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