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Another school fight video goes viral

The video of a school fight has surfaced on social media, this time allegedly between female students of a St Augustine school.

In the video, the students were seen shoving, slapping and punching each other, while their classmates scream in excitement.

This all took place in a hallway of the school.

The fight appears to have continued outside the school compound, as another video shows the students fighting in a savannah. However, the physical row is quelled by an adult, as the rest of the school students look on from higher ground.

Please, get your flu shots—health minister

To date, the health ministry has distributed 48,411 flu vaccines, and the health minister is once again appealing to the population—especially those in the vulnerable and high risk groups—to get vaccinated.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh laments the fact that the anti-vaccsers lobby is having so much success at preventing people from taking care of their health—to the point where the anti-vaccsers are not only dominating social media, but showing up in Parliament.

Social media posters in trouble

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has launched two investigations into social media posting between Monday and Tuesday of this week, and plans to questions the persons involved.

Speaking at the Weekly Police Media Briefing today, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said within in the first incident an individual made a video alluding to the fact that he was going “to bury a political leader in a grave and he intends to deal with her.” Griffith said, “we have to be very as to the comments that we make.”

Brawl at Dwight Yorke Stadium

The TTPS Tobago Division has launched an investigation into a melée between police officers and civilians.

A video with the altercation, which occurred over the weekend at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, was widely shared on various social media platforms.

The video—of duration 1:13 minutes—shows several policemen subduing a young man, who is seen kicking and cuffing them. One policeman is also seen responding to the attack.

Two civilians were involved in the brawl but others who attempted to get involved were prevented from doing so by officers standing by.

TTPS: It's a crime to share pictures of minors, victims of sexual assault and human trafficking

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is strongly cautioning members of the public against sharing and circulating images and videos of minors, victims of sexual offences or human trafficking. 

In a press release issued today, the TTPS is reminding citizens that Section 34 (1) of the Trafficking in Persons Act Chapter 12:10 states “To in any way cause the identity of a victim of human trafficking to be revealed, constitutes an offence.” 

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