Drone technology helped police recover stolen Works Ministry vehicle

Police say drone technology was deployed by the Police Service’s Air Support Unit, to assist officers of the Stolen Vehicles Squad, in the recovery of a white Toyota Fortuner motor vehicle, the property of the Ministry of Works and Transport, which was reported stolen on Monday.

Police use drone to capture suspects

Drone technology deployed by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s Air Support Unit, assisted officers of the Northern Division Task Force in the pursuit and subsequent arrest of two suspects in the Macoya area, police said in a statement.

Officers, under the supervision of Insp (Ag.) Robert Joseph and Sgt. Rene Katwaroo, based on information, intercepted a black Nissan Sylphy motor vehicle with three occupants, at Goya Street, El Dorado, after responding to a report of loud explosions around 5 pm.

The incident occurred at Madoo Hill, Tunapuna.

Barbados Government bans importation of drones for one year effective April 1st

The Barbados Government has announced a 12-month prohibition on the importation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, with effect from Friday, April 1.  

According to an official in the Customs & Excise Department, this ban would allow the authorities to complete a legal framework to govern the use of these devices and determine the number in operation in Barbados.