Three held for spate of robberies

Two men aged 19 and 26 and a 30-year-old woman have been detained by police in connection with a series of robberies committed against salespersons in Central Trinidad.

According to police reports,  the first incident took place around 6:35 pm, when a saleswoman who was conducting business at the Preysal Flyover, was approached by a man who announced a robbery and relieved her of $173.00 and ran off. 

Later that evening around 8:00 pm, another saleswoman was robbed at St. Mary’s Junction, Freeport, of $400. 

Police find pistol in bushy area in Whiteland

A pistol has been discovered by officers of the Gasparillo Police Station during an anti-crime exercise.

According to police reports while on patrol in the Gasparillo district on November 14th Cpl. Basarath along with a party of officers conducted a search of a bushy area along Paradise Avenue, Whiteland.

The search led to the discovery of one Astra A60 pistol and a magazine, hidden in a black plastic bag. 

Enquiries are continuing.

DPP orders inquest into death of St. Joseph man

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, has ordered an inquest into the stabbing death of 22-year-old Kareem Briggs, which occurred on August 23rd in St. Joseph.

According to police reports, Briggs,  of Railway Road, St. Joseph, is reported to have gotten into a heated argument with two men on August 23rd.

 During the altercation, the victim suffered stab wounds about the body and died at the scene. 

An 18-year-old man of Farm Road, St. Joseph, who was detained in relation to the killing, has since been released pending the outcome of the inquest.

Trini kills girlfriend, attempts suicide in NY

A Trinida­di­an-born man is cur­rent­ly un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by New York City Po­lice for the mur­der of his girl­friend.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port in the New York Dai­ly News, Romeo Bor­neo fa­tal­ly slashed his girl­friend Er­i­ca Re­naud with a knife, then slit his own wrists in what po­lice be­lieve was a mur­der-at­tempt­ed sui­cide in­side the cou­ple’s Brook­lyn apart­ment on Tues­day.

Of­fi­cers re­spond­ed to a 911 call around 5.10 am in­side the cou­ple’s fifth-floor apart­ment on Lef­ferts Av­enue near Ster­ling Street in Prospect-Lef­ferts Gar­dens.

Supermarket Association, Commissioner discuss security strategies

The Executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), led by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, have met with the board of the Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT), a statement by the Police Service said.

The meeting took place at the WITCO Boardroom today.

Commissioner Griffith, DCP ‘Operations’ Deodath Dulalchan, Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Lindon Greenidge of Fraud Squad, and Supt. Erica Prieto of the Municipal Police, held discussions with the board of SATT, regarding several matters of mutual interest.

Commissioner vows stronger effort against gang warfare

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has stated his intention to step in and stop gang warfare, to prevent young male gang members from killing each other, a statement by the Police Service says. 

Young men, he said, are being callously used by gang leaders and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is committed to intervening and bringing an end to the senseless violence.

Extended suspension for 4 students involved in scratch bomb incidents

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan and other officials have met with the principal, four students and their parents of the Chaguanas North Secondary School, who have all been suspended for scratch bomb related infractions.

They have also met with the principal of the Barataria South Secondary School, the school in which a teacher was assaulted relating to the incendiary devices.

US Ambassador to launch project steering youth away from gangs

New United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Mondello, will on Thursday launch a project to empower youth with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and life skills, expose them to positive role models and mentors, and reduce the attractiveness of radicalism and gang membership by offering them hope and opportunity. 

The project will be launched at the Success Laventille Secondary School, 35 Eastern Main Road, Laventille.

The US Embassy says the project is a collaboration between the School, US/TT Alumni Association, and the U.S. Embassy.