Murder in Maraval

Police are investigating the murder of a man in Maraval last evening.

According to reports shortly after 6 pm a man identified only by his alias "Porky" got into an altercation with another man at unity street, Maraval.

During the fracas, "Porky" was dealt a stab to his chest.

The police were contacted and upon arrival discovered the man lying in a pool of blood, he was pronounced dead on the scene.


Wallerfield man detained by police for possession of gun and ammunition

A Wallerfield man was arrested and a pistol and quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Northern Division, during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in Cumuto last night. 

According to police reports, during the exercise, officers had cause to stop and search a black Nissan AD wagon with one male occupant. 

The search resulted in one black and silver Smith and Wesson pistol loaded with a magazine containing 13 rounds of .40mm ammunition, being discovered hidden under the driver’s seat.

Griffith holds talks with POS mayor

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith held talks today with Port of Spain mayor Joel Martinez to discuss security arrangements for the Christmas and Carnival season.

They also discussed the use of glass bottles by patrons during next year's Carnival celebrations as well as wrecking and street vending in the Capital city.

Commissioner Griffith and His Worship Martinez reaffirmed their commitment to deepen collaboration toward ensuring safety and security of all citizens who enter Port of Spain. 

CoP has rush hour traf­fic plan

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith says the po­lice will con­tin­ue to mon­i­tor ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic as the floods slow­ly re­cede. He as­sured that traf­fic arrange­ments were put in place so that by 3 pm to­day, when the traf­fic from north to south picks up again, there will be no grid­locks.

"We plan to clear both the north and south­bound car­riage­ways to­tal­ly for the flow of traf­fic by 3 pm," he said.

He de­nied that the flood­ing caused a bot­tle­neck ear­li­er to­day.

La Horquetta man in court charged with murder

Jaro Olyia a 24-year-old labourer of Phase 6, La Horquetta is expected to appear before the Arima Magistrates Court today charged with the murder of 33-year-old Juma McKell.

He is also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to police reports the victim, also of La Horquetta, was walking along Ray Apollon Drive, Phase 4, La Horquetta when he was approached by a lone gunman who shot him several times about the body.

 Mr McKell was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

CoP calls out all officers

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is calling on all police officers who can make themselves available to report for duty at 6:00 pm at the Police Training Academy in St. James.

In a press release, the Commissioner says he intends to significantly increase the police presence across the country over the next 24 hour to ensure safety and security for all.

He also asked officers who reside in other Divisions to report to their perspective police station.

This includes officers of the Western, Port of Spain and North Eastern Divisions.