Medical Association horrified at killing at POS General

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…

Tight security for Chaguanas mas

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.

Hinds: Urgent need for regulation of security industry

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.

Caroni man charged with security guard's murder

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 drive-through reveals unsecured Petrotrin compound

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.

Griffith holds talks with POS mayor

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith held talks today with Port of Spain mayor Joel Martinez to discuss security arrangements for the Christmas and Carnival season.

They also discussed the use of glass bottles by patrons during next year's Carnival celebrations as well as wrecking and street vending in the Capital city.

Commissioner Griffith and His Worship Martinez reaffirmed their commitment to deepen collaboration toward ensuring safety and security of all citizens who enter Port of Spain. 

CoP calls out all officers

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is calling on all police officers who can make themselves available to report for duty at 6:00 pm at the Police Training Academy in St. James.

In a press release, the Commissioner says he intends to significantly increase the police presence across the country over the next 24 hour to ensure safety and security for all.

He also asked officers who reside in other Divisions to report to their perspective police station.

This includes officers of the Western, Port of Spain and North Eastern Divisions.