Heritage Petroleum Company Limited says the public will have limited access to the field roads in Santa Flora, pending the roll out of improved security measures.
Recent reports suggest an increase in attempted robberies on motorists commuting through the area.
According to a release issued by the company, the Santa Flora field road located at Lot 10, the field road located at Bennet Village, as well as the Forest Reserve field road, will be closed off to the public between the hours of 6 pm and 5 am.
The Trinidad & Tobago Medical Association (T&TMA) says it is horrified at the recent killing of patient at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
In an official statement, the T&TMA expressed concern about the safety of hospital staff and patients at the nation’s health care facilities.
The full text of the Association’s statement, follows…
Police are expected to be out in full force for this year’s Carnival in Chaguanas.
This was confirmed by ASP Richard Smith as he spoke with bandleaders at the Chaguanas Borough Administrative Complex on Tuesday night during a meeting with the police and the Chaguanas Carnival Committee (CCC).
Smith said random searches would be conducted and uniformed and plainclothes officers, would be out during celebrations.
He said the police would be assisted by Traffic Wardens and the Municipal Police.
In the face of "frightening crime statistics" both locally and across the region, many people are turning to private security firms for protection.
So said Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Fitzgerald Hinds at the closing ceremony for Caricom IMPACS workshop on the private security industry, at Customs House in Port-of-Spain.
A Caroni man appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of security guard Cleavon Frederick, which occurred on Wednesday 23rd January, 2019, in the Barataria district.
Leon Shukla, 22, of Kelly Village, Caroni, was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition when he appeared before Magistrate Marissa Gomez in the Port of Spain 1st Magistrates’ Court on Friday to answer to the charges.
The matter was adjourned to Thursday 7th February, 2019.
CNC3 today decided to check on reports that there is no security guarding the assets at Petrotrin's Point-a-Pierre compound as the company was officially closed today. We found the reports to be true.
The drive-through was conducted purely for news-related purposes and to demonstrate to the authorities the critical need to protect the country's assets.