Police officer accused of being involved in Pollonais kidnapping legally challenges detention

One police officer accused of being involved in the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais has legally challenged his detention by police.

When the matter was brought before high court judge Margaret Mohammed, she ordered that police have until midday tomorrow to charge the police officer.

US sanctions 2 Trinis for funding ISIS

The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated and sanctioned two T&T nationals  - an Emraan Ali and one Eddie Aleong - as financiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror network.

In a release, the US Department of the Treasury revealed, "As of January 2017, a Trinidadian ISIS supporter possibly planned to work with Eddie Aleong, to transfer funds to Emraan Ali, who would then provide the funds to Trinidadian ISIS fighters in Syria."

Top Cop wants TTPS to enhance academic skills

The Commissioner of police has signed three Memoranda of understanding with three tertiary education institutions. 

This is to ensure that the TTPS is prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century by enhancing their academic skills.

The following is a press release from the TTPS: 

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has signed three Memoranda of Understanding with the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies (CCLCS), and the MIC - Institute of Technology. 

19-year-old in court charged with attempted murder

Ravi Ramroop, 19, of Claxton Bay is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrates’ Court today, charged with attempted murder.

According to police reports, on September 3rd Ramroop is alleged to have stabbed two male relatives during an altercation at a bar along Hermitage Road, Union Village around 11:00 pm.

The victims were taken to the San Fernando General Hospital for medical treatment, while the accused allegedly escaped on foot.

Ramroop was arrested by officers attached to the St. Margaret’s Police Station on September 18th following an investigation.