Trinidad: Suspended senior cop shot dead

(Trinidad Guardian) A se­nior po­lice­man who was on su­pen­sion was fa­tal­ly shot at his busi­ness place at Wa­ter­loo Road, Cara­pichaima, yes­ter­day.

Trinidad: Ministry officials charged for flood grants fraud

(Trinidad Newsday) Thirteen people including officials at the Ministry of Social Development will appear in court tomorrow after they were charged by the Fraud Squad for offences relating to the distribution of grants to flood victims.

Flood victims in Trinidad struggling to recover

(Trinidad Guardian) Res­i­dents af­fect­ed by the dev­as­tat­ing floods a month ago are strug­gling to re­build their lives and men­tal health ex­perts are ap­peal­ing to the au­thor­i­ties to en­sure there are mech­a­nisms to pro­vide emo­tion­al and psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port.

Trinidad telecoms sending home 700

(Trinidad Guardian) At the end of their re­struc­tur­ing process, the Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Ser­vice of T&T (TSTT) in­tends to send home 700 em­ploy­ees said Ronald Wal­cott, TSTT’s CEO.

Cuban asylum seekers arrested in Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, (Reuters) – Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday arrested 75 Cubans who are seeking asylum in the Caribbean island nation, after the group camped out for about three weeks outside the United Nations office in the capital, seeking humanitarian aid.

Trinidad police probing social media post naming alleged gang leaders

(Trinidad Guardian) Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith and se­nior mem­bers of the Or­gan­ised Crime and In­tel­li­gence Unit are cur­rent­ly fo­cus­ing on three al­leged gang lead­ers and their “shoot­ers” whose pho­tos were leaked in a so­cial me­dia post yes­ter­day.

T&T Telecommunications Services sending home over 100 employees

(Trinidad Guardian) Over 100 workers are expected to be sent home as the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) begins the implementation of its “new structure.” Confirmation of the move came via a letter from the company to the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) on Monday.

Trinidad businessman charged for major drugs, high-powered weapons find

(Trinidad Guardian) Heav­i­ly armed masked po­lice of­fi­cers from an elite unit blocked all ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic along Rail­way Road in Ch­agua­nas yes­ter­day, as they es­cort­ed Barataria busi­ness­man Jerome Ol­livierre, 28, to the Ch­agua­nas Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Trinidad man murdered after Facebook threats

(Trinidad Guardian) Although Kevon Richardson was not a major player on police’s radar, his connection to the criminal underworld and “running his mouth” may have cost him his life.

Trinidad cop to wear blue hijab uniform

(Trinidad Newsday) POLICE constable Sharon Roop, who last week won a high court matter which gives her the right to wear her hijab as part of her police uniform, chose a blue hijab to wear to work.

Hospital for women opens in Trinidad

(Trinidad Newsday) Women now have a place to go to see about their every female health issue, including pregnancy, cancer, obstetric/gynaecology problems and even infertility, all under one roof.

Trinidad: Wedding plans quashed for two cops dead in apparent murder-suicide

(Trinidad Guardian) The taint­ed love be­tween two po­lice of­fi­cers turned trag­ic in Mt D’Or, Champs Fleurs, yes­ter­day, af­ter SRP Michael Youk­see turned his ser­vice weapon on WPC Rack­el Kipps, the moth­er of his two-year-old daugh­ter, killing her be­fore us­ing the gun to al­so end his own life.

Trinidad Top Cop: No witch-hunt in white-collar crime investigations

(Trinidad Guardian) With the re­cent an­nounce­ment of a new elite unit to tack­le white-col­lar crime in T&T and promis­es that the “Big Fish” will be ar­rest­ed and brought to jus­tice, Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice (CoP) Gary Grif­fith is as­sur­ing that it will not be a unit en­gag­ing in witch-hunt.

Trinidad: Two dead as car ploughs into cyclists

(Trinidad Express) Popular Chef Joe Brown and a BP employee Joanna Banks were killed yesterday morning when a car ploughed through a group of bicycle riders on the Beetham Highway.

Trinidad cops in major weapons seizure

(Trinidad Guardian) Po­lice seized a cache of high-pow­ered as­sault ri­fles and an undis­closed quan­ti­ty of mar­i­jua­na dur­ing a pre-dawn raid at Munroa Road, Cunu­pia, yesterday.

Venezuelan mom sells baby to Trinidad couple for US$20,000

(Trinidad Newsday) A TWO-MONTH-OLD baby boy who was sold to a Trincity couple for US$20,000 one month ago was rescued from a house in Trincity on Wednesday morning and is now in the care of the Children’s Authority.

Trinidad: Kids blamed for Diwali fire which left 11 homeless

(Trinidad Guardian) The par­ents of a group of chil­dren yes­ter­day ques­tioned why they were be­ing ac­cused of throw­ing a scratch bomb in­to an up­hol­stery work­shop, lead­ing to a fire which left 11 Cou­va res­i­dents home­less on Di­vali night.