Port of Spain

TTPS makes cocaine bust on CARICOM Wharf

A man has been arrested and a quantity of cocaine and cash seized during an exercise conducted at the CARICOM Jetty, Queens Wharf, Port of Spain, on Thursday afternoon.

According to reports, officers of the Specialized Intelligence Unit and Port Police Department were conducting checks when they observed the driver of a vehicle acting suspiciously.

A search was conducted and a quantity of cocaine wrapped in a black bag was discovered, along with TT$7,500 in cash.

The items were seized and the driver of the vehicle arrested.

Investigations are ongoing.

Man Held and Marijuana Seized in POS Exercises

One man was arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Port of Spain district, yesterday.

Officers  conducted  the  exercise  between  10:00am  and  11:00pm,  on Monday 3rd February 2020.

Solid performance by POS hotels for Carnival 2020

The Tourism Ministry is reporting that Carnival 2020 is set to be a success, as the more prominent hotels in the capital city, Port of Spain, have been sold out.

The news was revealed at a recent forum for hoteliers hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, and hosted by the minister, Randall Mitchell, and the chairman (Howard Chin Lee) and the CEO (Heidi Alert) of Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL), during which stakeholders shared their concerns about challenges within Trinidad’s accommodation sector.

Wrong place at the wrong time

The family of Aaron 'Max' Broomes—one of the two men shot dead in Port-of-Spain on Wednesday—is today saying he was not involved in any criminal activities.

The 29-year-old father of two was shot dead with Kayode ‘Toes’ Donawa by gunmen just after 2 pm at Queen and Nelson Street. His family is questioning the gunmen's gain.

"They just causing people pain, that's all they doing," one relative said.

"They getting on like they don't have a family to," she continued.

Change to ferry sailing time

Today’s sailing of the T&T Spirit from Tobago will be delayed by one hour.

According to a release issued by the management team for the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Ferry Service (TTIT), the originally scheduled 4:00 pm departure from Tobago will instead be at 5:00 pm.

The TTIT apologises for any inconvenience caused to the public.

The ferry service management team also says there will be an additional sailing of the Cabo Star this weekend.

Another murder in Port of Spain

The country has recorded yet another murder, on this the last day of the year…

CNC3 NEWS understands that Alvin Wallace also known as Wally, was shot and killed on Upper Duncan Street in Port of Spain.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 8:30 pm last night.

Investigations are ongoing.

And we will update this story as details come to hand.

 

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Christmas Eve murder victim went to purchase a van

The 24-year-old man who was killed on Christmas Eve day in Port of Spain went to purchase a van as a Christmas gift.

It is believed that he was lured into a trap where he was robbed of $40,000 in cash and his cellphone.

According to a police report, at about 1.50 pm, Dharmadass Ramjit was found with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the ground between Buildings 27 and 29 on Duncan Street. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Ramjit lived at Jerningham Junction in Cunupia.

WASA employee falls ill… causes accident

One man has been hospitalised following a freak accident involving six vehicles, in the capital this morning.

Eyewitnesses told us that at around 7 o’clock, a man driving a WASA van sped up at a red light onto traffic which had the right-of-way, and collided with an Almera vehicle.

However, the van did not stop there as the driver’s foot was on the accelerator and pushed the Almera onto more cars—hitting five more in the process.

When the van eventually came to a stop, the engine was still revving, which meant the man's foot was still on the accelerator.

Accident on Broadway

Reports of a serious accident this morning, on Broadway in Port of Spain.

Details are sketchy but we understand that one driver reportedly had a seizure at the wheel and drove into at least six other vehicles.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes to hand.

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DOMA: Not so easy to copy new polymer $100

The president of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) believes too much fuss is being made over the alleged counterfeiting of the new one hundred dollar polymer note.

A video circulating on social media purporting to show the fake bill has raised questions about its security features.

However, according to Gregory Aboud, copying the recently introduced new note is not as easy as it seems.

Mr Aboud is confident that the roll out of the new blue bills will combat counterfeiting.

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