Minister of National Security, Stuart Young has commended the police officers involved in the rescue of kidnap victim Maria Dass.
The minister told today's post-Cabinet media conference that he was being kept abreast of the situation as it transpired.
I said there appears to be a renewed energy and vigour displayed in the last few months among national security agencies.
He is calling on the public to continue to encourage law enforcement officers.
Investigators are yet to say whether the outfits worn by the men were authentic police or military gear.
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young has announced that the government has reached an agreement with Bp and Shell that he says will bring "significant" financial benefits to Trinidad and Tobago.
The agreement involves new pricing arrangements, the extension of the Atlantic LNG Train 1 by a further five years, and the ability of the National Gas Company (NGC) to export liquified natural gas (LNG) on behalf of T&T.
The minister made the announcements as he addressed today's post-Cabinet media conference.
National Security Minister Stuart Young says a post made by CCN TV6 today attributing him to claims that prison officers would have firearms at all times, is false.
The Minister issued a statement on the matter on Friday afternoon.
"I have just had sent to me and seen, an inaccurate story put out by CCN TV6 on social media saying, or attributing to me, “Prison Officers will now have firearms at ALL times in their possession.”
This post and story suggest that I said this or words to this effect in my contribution to the Budget Debate in the Senate today (19.10.18).
Minister of National Security Stuart Young says his ministry is working on initiatives to ensure the safety of prison officers.
The minister made the remark in a statement offering condolences to the family and colleagues of prison officer Darren Francis who was murdered this morning.
The following is the minister's statement.
"It is with a deep sense of sadness that I offer my sympathy and condolences to Prison Officer I Darren Francis’ family, friends and colleagues.
Officer Francis was senselessly killed on his way to work this morning.
Minister of National Security and Communications, Stuart Young, has condemned a decision by the president of the Public Service Association (PSA), Watson Duke, to call on workers to vacate their offices following an aftershock this morning.
Duke used a loudspeaker to make his called as he walked through streets of the capital city.
But speaking at today's post-Cabinet news conference, Young denounced Duke's call.
In a Facebook post this morning Member for Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West said his new appointment is a privilege.
Stuart wrote, “This opportunity to serve as Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Minister is a privilege.”
He went on to say, “I commit to continue to give my best to and for the country.”
Mr Young then thank the Prime Minister and the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago for the continued opportunity to serve as he looked forward to the new challenges ahead.