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Police: East Port-of-Spain brought back under complete control

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.

Protests force closure of four health centres

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.

Police maintain presence in East Port-of-Spain following fiery protests

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.

Garcia: Ministry cannot remove teacher at San Fernando Methodist Primary

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.

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