CARICOM countries need to prepare for fallout of US and Iran situation

A suggestion that CARICOM heads meet as soon as possible, and come up with a strategy to deal with any possible fallout or dangerous scenarios, resulting from the recent détente between the United States and Iran.

It comes from Strategic Security Consultant and former Director of the National Operations Centre, Commander Garvin Heerah, who says Trinidad and Tobago should take the lead on this.

He warns that countries around the world where US interests are located have now been made more vulnerable, as a result of the current situation between Washington and Tehran.

12-year-old arrested for death threats against Griffith

A 12-year-old boy from Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain is now in police custody over threats made against Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and his wife.

The boy is to appear before a Port of Spain magistrate today, charged with issuing death threats to Commissioner Griffith.

Reports indicate he called the police E-999 Command Centre in St James on Sunday and issued the death threats.

Donald Trump: “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the US”

US President Donald Trump is issuing a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran. This is following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country. He tweeted "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” Re-imposed sanctions took effect overnight and tougher ones relating to oil exports will begin in November. Iran's president said the measures were "psychological warfare" which aimed to "sow division among Iranians".

Death threats for LGBTQI advocate

Jason Jones, the LGBTQI activist who in April won an historic challenge to clauses of T&T’s buggery laws, says he has received death threats in the face of comments he made about Archbishop Jason Gordon following a meeting of religious leaders on Monday which spoke out on the issues of gay marriage and changes to the Equal Opportunity Act.

T&T to benefit from UK in fighting cyber threats

Trinidad and Tobago is set to benefit from the United Kingdom’s assistance in the fight against cybercrime, a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister said.

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May recently announced up to £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities and help to tackle criminal groups and hostile state actors in the UK and wider Commonwealth.