Police service

FIB: $100 bill changeover hurting criminals

The head of the Police Service’s Financial Investigative Branch (FIB) believes the current efforts to change T&T's cotton based $100 bills to polymer notes, would put a major dent in those engaging in criminal activity, seeking ways to wash their money clean.

Superintendent Wendell Lucas has confirmed that there has been an increase of suspicious and even counterfeit money going into circulation, since the exercise began last week.

Rambharat: Government hasn’t abandoned flood victims

Agriculture Minister, Clarence Rambharat, says government has not abandoned those who are suffering as a result of the recent flooding disaster in South Trinidad.

Speaking in Parliament today, the minister reported that local government officials have been on the ground since yesterday, and the Defence Force has lent its assistance.

Minister Rambharat confirmed his Cabinet colleagues—the ministers of Transport and Local Government—are on the ground, getting an assessment of the extent of the flooding damage for themselves.

Suspect held minutes after robbing female victim in Diego Martin

Quick work by officers of the Four Roads Police Station resulted in the arrest of a bandit and the recovery of a quantity of cash, which had been stolen minutes earlier from a female victim in the Diego Martin district.

According to official police reports, the  victim  was  walking  along  the  walkover  of  the Diego Martin highway around 11:15am, on Tuesday 10 December 2019, when she was accosted by a man who grabbed a black bag containing  a  quantity  of  cash  from  her. 

The  man  then  made  his escape on foot into Cuthbert Circular.

AG: Preliminary Inquiries to be abolished by year’s end

The Attorney General says come next year, preliminary inquiries will be a thing of the past.

He made the comment while speaking at a meeting in Gulf View last evening.

According to AG Faris Al Rawi, legislative steps had been completed to abolish judicial hearings to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for an individual to stand trial.

He said the move will go a long way towards lessening the burden placed on the magistrates' courts, which have been stretched beyond capacity.

‘Bikini’ fete blocked by HDC

The Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC) has moved to shut down a biki­ni par­ty ad­ver­tised to be held on an HDC com­pound in Arou­ca on Sun­day.

Par­ty of­fi­cials of this week­end’s “Hu­la Cool­er Biki­ni Splash” are now forced to have the par­ty moved to an­oth­er venue as a cease no­tice has been served on the ones be­lieved to be be­hind the La Vie venue.

PCA and PSB probing Paryag shooting

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has confirmed that it has initiated its own probe into the matters surrounding the fatal shooting of Keone Paryag, on Friday night.

On Friday at about 6 p.m., police were called in to the Biljah Road, Chaguanas, apartment of Danah Alleyne, the sister of Crime Watch host, Ian Alleyne.

Reports are that she had been cornered in her apartment by her boyfriend, 34-year-old Keone Paryag, and was fearful for her life.

Missing St Augustine teen found

Alyssa Pierre, the 19-year-old St. Augustine woman, who was reported missing by her mother, Ravisha Defreitas, on Thursday 9th March, 2017, has been found.

This is according to a statement by the Police Service. It follows a statement earlyMonday afternoon indicating she was missing.

The Police Service is thanking the public for its assistance in ensuring the woman’s safe return. 

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Police Service saddened by death of six in accident

The Police Service is expressing sadness over the deaths of six people in a vehicular accident on Monday night.

The Police Service issued the following statement on Tuesday.

"Trinidad and Tobago Police Service expresses sadness and conveys its condolence to grieving relatives over the tragic loss of life following an overnight accident that claimed the lives of six people - the deadliest road traffic accident for 2016.