The Children’s Authority (CA) is reminding parents to take extra precautions with their children during the holiday season.
Saying that children are more vulnerable to predators during vacation periods when they are out of school, the authority urged parents to be vigilant.
In a release issued today, the authority gave the following tips on child safety during the festive season:
The son of a well-known gang leader currently is in police custody.
The suspect was detained by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) in Couva just after 9 this morning.
Senior intelligence sources told Guardian Media that police recovered one firearm and ammunition so far at a house in Sonny Ladoo Trace, Mc Bean Couva.
Police also seized more than $50,000 in cash.
The operation was driven by intelligence obtained by SORT and is ongoing.
The detained man’s father currently is in prison.
The son of a well known gang leader who is behind bars was detained by officers of the Special Operations Response Team in Couva just after 9am.
Senior intelligence sources told Guardian Media that police recovered one firearm and ammunition so far at the location in Sonny Ladoo Trace, Mc Bean Couva.
Police also seized more than $50,000 in cash. The operation was driven by intelligence obtained by SORT and is ongoing. More infornation will be posted as it comes to GML.
Story by MARK BASSANT
Two Venezuelans were shot and wounded within a three-day period in two separate incidents.
In the latest incident, at about 4 am on Tuesday, a Venezuelan man was walking along Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook when a gunman approached him and attempted to rob him.
Police say the victim attempted to run away but was shot in the leg four times. The attacker then ran off.
The victim was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was treated and warded in a stable condition.
The woman whose body was found in Cunupia last week has been positively identified as 26-year-old Jana-Marie Moore, of Phase 6, La Horquetta.
The body was identified by Moore’s father at the Forensic Science Centre in St James on Tuesday.
Last Thursday, at about 2.15 pm, police officers received an anonymous call about the body.
They went to the location where they found the body in some bushes about 20 feet off from Ramcharitar Trace.
The woman's body bore multiple gunshot wounds to the face and upper body, and her hands were bound and her mouth gagged.
Criminologist Dr Wendell Wallace is calling for all arms of the criminal justice system to begin working more efficiently and effectively.
Dr Wallace believes this country can get a handle on the crime situation, once the authorities work smarter and pro-actively.
According to the criminologist, one area which would yield immediate results, if dealt with, is the proper securing of this country’s borders.
“I have been raising this issue for the past 10 years—our borders are very porous,” he points out. “What are we doing to secure our borders?” he asks.
The father of Dana Seetahal murder accused—Rajaee Ali—is said to be in police custody, following his arrest last night.
Sources close to the investigation told Guardian Media that a special unit of the TTPS, acting on information received relative to alleged gang-related activities in the Carapo district, went to the home of Imam Hassan Ali, where he was arrested.
Sources say he currently is being questioned in relation to the alleged gang-related activities.
Four persons were arrested on suspicion of being involved in gang related activities this morning, by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).
According to official police reports, at about 5:30am, SORT officers, with help from the Canine Branch, were conducting an anti-crime exercise conducted in the D’Abadie district. They were executing several search warrants were executed at different homes for illegal firearms and ammunition.
Police officers from the South Western Division Task Force have seized $1.4 million worth of marijuana.
According to official police reports, the marijuana was found and seized from an abandoned pickup in the Point Fortin area.
On Monday 2nd December 2019, PC Loubon, PC Durity, PC Bowen and PC Periera all of the South Western Division Task Force, reportedly were on a roadblock duty along Southern Central Road, Point Fortin, when they received information of a white Hyundai H-100, one-tonne pickup transporting illegal narcotics.
Officers who responded to a fight along Independence Square South in Port of Spain on Monday morning ended up recovering a loaded gun in a vehicle after a brief chase.
According to a police report, at about 7 am, a team of officers from the Emergency Response Patrol—including Cpl Moore, WPC Orr, PCs Murray, Pierre and Bramble—were on mobile patrol when they received information from a passerby, who claimed there was a fight on Independence Square South.
Police were told that the suspect was the driver of a red Elantra.