The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says that despite the negatives associated with disruptions in the capital city, the capital is open for business.
DOMA says it must seek to protect the image of the country, despite the fact that the negative occurrences have affected investment from both overseas and internally.
DOMA issued the following statement on Monday:
A 22-year-old man was killed in a driveby shooting on Broadway, Port of Spain, yesterday afternoon. He has been identified as Nicholas Antoine, of Diego Martin.
A video being widely circulated on social media shows Antoine lying faced down in a pool of blood on the pavement in front of Maraj and Sons Jewellers.
Police said Antoine was standing on the pavement around 3 pm when a silver RAV 4 sopped up alongside him and the occupants opened fire. He was shot multiple times.
Masqueraders and spectators are being told to be vigilant after several reported robberies in the capital city.
In this video posted to social media, a spectator captures the moment a group of women is robbed around the Queen's Park Savannah during J'ouvert celebrations this morning.
The owner of the account says the women were attacked by what appears to be an army of bandits.
Towards the end of the video you can see more than a dozen young men running away from the scene.
There have also been reports of several other robberies.
The Ministry of National Security is advising that the Port-of-Spain area has been designated as a 'No Fly Zone' for the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commonly referred to as drones, for the National Day of Remembrance on Sunday.
The Ministry says that this advisory is in keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Act and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regulations (TTCARs).
A statement by the Ministry is asking the public to observe the following:
A Port-of-Spain man has been charged with the murder of Hayman Sooknanan, which occurred on May 16th, 2017.
Shaquile Rogers, aka ‘Reddo’, 24, a businessman of Nelson Street, Port of Spain, was charged with murder, after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Sunday 9th July, 2017.
Sooknanan, 20, of Chandoo Lane, El Socorro, was found dead on Tuesday 16th May, 2017, along Duncan Street, Port of Spain, with gunshot wounds to his head and neck.
Seventy-two years ago, a love letter that was meant to be delivered to a sailor based in Trinidad got lost.
It has now been delivered to the rightful owner.
The letter, postmarked May 1945, was written by a woman named Virginia to her husband, Rolf Christoffersen, who was a sailor at the time in the Norwegian Navy based in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago.
Melissa Fahy and her father found the letter in a gap under the stairs while renovating her Westfield, New Jersey home.
More reports of problems at the port of Port-of-Spain as passengers scheduled to sail this morning have been told their vessel will now sail tonight.
It’s the latest in a series of delays and inconveniences that have plagued inter-island travel recently.
This has been compounded by the problems with the transport of cargo and the move by intercontinental shipping to pull its ship, the Super Fast Galicia, out of service.