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Gibbs to criminals: We're coming after you
Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011

Review Tribunal ready to try detainee cases

...We will be fair
THE TRIBUNAL set up by Chief Justice Ivor Archie to review cases of persons detained under the emergency orders will act "independently and impartially", tribunal chairman Gilbert Peterson SC assured yesterday ahead of a planned first meeting which is expected to take place today.

...CJ names 3 lawyers to Review Tribunal

Curfew orders valid
THERE is no question over the validity of the curfew orders, Police Service Commission sources said yesterday, as members of the commission privately admitted that a controversial press release issued on Tuesday was badly drafted and its release badly timed because it created confusion in the minds of citizens over the curfew.

Law Association: No limited emergency
President of the Law Association, Dana Seetahal SC, has echoed the views of National Security Minister, John Sandy, that the entire country is under a state of emergency.

Commissioner Misspoke
COMMISSIONER of Police Dwayne Gibbs yesterday admitted that he misspoke when he stated that the entire country was under curfew restrictions from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. "My intent was to say the state of emergency was throughout Trinidad and Tobago, with of course specific areas that have been identified and published already in the newspapers as far as areas, already where curfews will be held.

Gibbs to criminals: We're coming after you

US raises alarm
The illegal trafficking of cocaine to the United States (US) from Trinidad and Tobago (TT) was one of the reasons which prompted Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, as head of the National Security Council, to ask President George Maxwell Richards to declare a state of emergency.

Cops look out for criminal migration
South-western police are on the lookout for possible migration of criminals from hot spots into areas not covered by the curfew.

AG: Police net set for 'big fish'
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has assured the public that "big fish" criminals are being targeted and caught by law enforcement officials during the state of emergency.

...AG: We're going after the 'big fish'

Emergency taking toll on workers' pockets
A cut in working hours and a loss of income are some of the negative effects people who work and live in hot spots face because the state of emergency.

Gibbs: 115 gang members arrested

32 charged under new Anti-Gang Act
History was created yesterday when 32 Port-of-Spain residents became the first persons to appear in court charged with being gang members under the recently-passed Anti-Gang Act.

30 held under gang law
THIRTY MEN ranging in ages from 19 to 63 yesterday appeared in court charged with being in a gang under the Anti-Gang legislation, namely the Nelson Street and Picton Road gangs.

Lawyer charged with breaking curfew
THREE men, one an attorney, appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar yesterday charged with breaching the curfew contrary to the Emergency Powers Regulation Order, Section 3.

...Lawyer reprimanded for breaking curfew

State of emergency called to curb labour movement—Browne

Rowley: Govt had other options
OPPOSITION LEADER Dr Keith Rowley on Wednesday said Government could have used the wide powers available to it under the Anti-Gang Act to deal with a recent upsurge in criminal activity, instead of resorting to a state of emergency.

NPTA, TTUTA support emergency
STAKEHOLDERS in the education sector yesterday said they welcomed the state of emergency imposed by the State. President of the National Parent Teachers’ Association Zena Ramatali said it will not affect students.

Volney on State of Emergency: Fifteen days not enough
The 15-day State of Emergency is not enough time to effectively clamp down on the criminals, says Justice Minister Herbert Volney. He suggested that a timeframe of six weeks to three months was necessary, adding that this was a "small sacrifice" the people of this country would have to make so that law enforcement could hunt the criminals.

Subhas calls for sittings in South
Attorney and former minister in the Ministry of National Security Subhas Panday has written to Review Tribunal chairman Gilbert Peterson to have sittings in south Trinidad.

Soldiers went on rampage
RELATIVES of three Claxton Bay men, among them two brothers, are claiming brutality at the hands of soldiers who allegedly stormed two houses in the district during the early hours of yesterday morning in search of arms, ammunition and drugs.

PM: More police stations
CONSTRUCTION of 18 new police stations across the country has begun with the turning of the sod ceremony for a new $35 million facility to accommodate the Arima Police Station.

$1,000 for all officers
THE upcoming National Budget will provide for fire and prison officers to be given $1,000 special allowances, along with police and defence force officers, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said.

Show goes on for Ballet on Ice
THE QUEEN'S Hall was about three quarters full on Wednesday for the first performance of the Moscow Ballet on Ice performance of "Swan Lake" which, due to the state of emergency, had to be put forward from the original advertised time of 8.30 pm to 4 pm.

Petrotrin: Operations at Pointe-a-Pierre back to normal

Vincent Lasse new PTSC chairman

I can't issue warrants
A magistrate said yesterday it was difficult to issue warrants to those failing to appear before the court, because of the curfew imposed during the 15-day State of Emergency."

Mother, daughter, neighbour on 'weed' charges

Man, 26, stabbed to death during row with woman
A 26-year-old Central man was stabbed to death yesterday. According to police, Kareem Alexander, of Carlsen Field, got into in an argument with a close female relative around 6 am.

Armed bandits rob Digicel in Point

Murder suspect held in central raid

Judge orders police: Produce suspect in court today
A High Court judge has ordered the police to produce a 31-year-old man, who has been detained since last week Friday, in court before midday today.

Cop on gun charge
A POLICEMAN who is on suspension from the Police Service and who has been charged for the unlawful possession of a Luger revolver and ammunition, was yesterday refused bail by a Rio Claro magistrate before whom he appeared to answer the charge.

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