'Rejection of Rowley's Govt' - Venezuela's National Assembly deputy

The Deputy to the Venezuelan National Assembly, Carlos Valero is making his position clear, that the National Assembly rejects the treatment of Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago and the Dr Keith Rowley government because of its recognition of the Nicolas Maduro regime.

Last week, Valero issued a statement which seemed to praise the government for the way it handled the situation involving 19 girls who were rescued from sex traffickers.

But Valero issued a statement Monday, saying that his original statement might have been misinterpreted by the Trinidad and Tobago media.

Adverse-weather alert for Trinidad

The Met Office has issued an adverse weather alert for all of Trinidad.

The Met Office says activity from the ITCZ continues to affect Trinidad and that thunderstorm activity is still being experienced in few areas.

However, it says improvement is expected towards evening.

It notes that street/flash flooding is likely in heavy downpours.

This is comes one-day after torrential showers caused flash-flooding across parts of northern Trinidad.

Son of former British High Commissioner to T&T denied UK passport because he was born in Trinidad

The son of a former British High Commissioner to this country has been denied a UK passport because he was born in this country.

An article in the UK's Independent quotes Arthur Snell stating that he felt powerless and nervous at the time.

Snell was the High Commissioner to this country from 2011 and 2014, and he claimed his child was rendered stateless as he was also ineligible for Trinidadian citizenship.

Snell revealed details about the incident as he criticised the UK's home office which is currently being cricitised over the Windrush issue. 

Police: Serious crime down 12%

Police are reporting a 12% decrease in the occurrence of serious reported crimes in the first quarter of 2018, when compared to 2017.

However, the Police Service says it continues to pursue strategies to reduce the murder rate which as of April 7th, 2018, only experienced a negligible decline.

Reports of kidnappings went down by 21% with 39 of these crimes committed during the comparative period in 2017, as against 31 for 2018, thus far.

T&T secures CPL finals for the next three years

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) finals are coming back to Trinidad and Tobago for the next three years. The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs confirmed this in a media release on Friday night.

The release said, "...Cabinet agreed to Trinidad and Tobago’s hosting of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) for the three year period of 2018- 2020."

Todd's Road Welcomes Ground Upgrade

The Todd’s Road community recreation ground was officially handed over on Tuesday afternoon in Central Trinidad.

The upgrades included field works, drainage and the erection of a cricket net and bleachers, and was overseen by the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago. In accepting responsibility for the ground, chairman of the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation Henry Awong stressed the importance of sport for social cohesion and as a deterrent to crime.