Police say they have quelled the disturbances in East Port-of-Spain this morning.
A statement issued by the Police Service today states that police and army personnel went into action from 6 am today, in East Port-of-Spain, to quell disturbances among residents and remove debris that had been strewn across several streets, following a police-involved shooting incident at around 3:45 am on Monday 19th February, 2018.
Four health centres have been closed as a result of protest action in Port-of-Spain this morning.
The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) has advised that public that due to current security concerns the following Health Centres will be closed today:
* Upper Laventille
* Success Laventille
* Oxford Street and
* George Street.
The NWRHA says that all persons with clinic appointments for this date will be rescheduled and members of the public can continue to access care, at any other Health Centre under the purview of the NWRHA.
The Police Service is assuring members of the public that they are maintaining a presence in East Port-of-Spain following a disturbance caused by residents.
This morning residents blocked streets and debris following some police shooting in the area.
Residents blocked Observatory, Oxford Piccadilly and Bath streets.
Parts of the Beetham highway and the priority bus route are currently blocked by rioting Beetham residents.
CNC3 understands that police are mobilizing resources and heading to the scene.
CNC3 has obtained footage of residents blocking the highway and throwing objects at passing vehicles.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia has advised protesting parents of the San Fernando Methodist Primary School that the assistance being requested for the removal of a teacher at the school is the responsibility of the Teaching Service Commission (TSC).
In a statement issued the by the Ministry, the Minister reiterated that the responsibilities of the Ministry and that of the TSC differ and must not be confused to ensure that transparency is maintained in all matters.