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Corruption cloud over police
Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2020

When the smoke cleared: corruption cloud over police
Since its inception in 1966, elements of the police service have been accused of being involved in serious criminal enterprise, including murder, drug trafficking, prostitution and framing those who opposed them.

More efficient tax system coming—PM
He said 40 per cent of taxes which ought to be collected, were not being collected by the Government.

PM: Tax revenue needed to fund healthcare
Dr Rowley was speaking at the opening ceremony for the Point Fortin Hospital on Saturday, one day after he announced the general election on August 10. According to the Urban Development Corporation (Udecott) website, the three-storey building has 100 beds comprising 26 for internal medicine, 24 for general surgery, ten for gynaecology, 15 for obstetrics, six for the psychiatric ward, ten paediatric/adolescent beds, five burn beds and four beds for the high-dependency unit.

No escape from taxes

Political parties in gear for election
Nomination day is July 17, giving parties only two weeks to finalise candidates. Their documents must be presented to the Election and Boundaries Commission officers in the 41 constituencies on Nomination Day.

Penny hits the trail with Foster

South voters curious about covid19 campaigns
Constituents are waiting to see how political parties will campaign in every nook and cranny of the country, especially in areas like UNC-stronghold, Princes Town, where the candidate has not yet been announced.

TTPS uncovers plot to kill CoP
Officials within the TTPS have uncovered an alleged plot to kill Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, Supt Roger Alexander and members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT). According to intelligence, the assassins are allegedly former members of the Venezuelan military (National army of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela).

Chief Sec helps troubled youths Man Up
The initiative, Man Up, seeks to give young men a forum to air their concerns and grievances. Dennis said the interactive project began on June 26 in the villages of Argyle and Glamorgan in the Tobago East constituency and will be held throughout the island.

Bar association plans legal action to stay open after 8 pm
In a statement on Saturday, the association's president, Teron Mohan, said the bar industry employs over 20,000 people. (And) the reality of limiting the operating hours has tremendous implications for persons employed in our industry as this will result in more continued unemployment," said Mohan.

Families may visit elderly at appointment

PCA reviews evidence in Morvant police killings
"In this regard, and to a large extent, the PCA's role is relegated to asking for documentation, inclusive of post-mortem, exhibits, certificates of analysis and the first-hand reports of officers involved in the shooting and reports from station diaries. Moreover, the PCA investigators find themselves working on information and complaints not having information as to how such materials were collected and analysed in the first instance," the statement said.

CoP: I will fight against 'evil elements'
POLICE COMMISSIONER Gary Griffith is again assuring he will do all in his power to put down any plot to destabilise the country. Griffith, in an eight minute, 23 second video address to the nation, insisted “evil elements” used protests this week over the police killing of three men to mask a plan to "burn and loot" businesses in Port of Spain, reminiscent of the 1990 attempted coup.

Funeral for 2 killed by police on Monday
Relatives of Israel Clinton said his funeral will take place at 2 pm following a ceremony at Simpson's's Funeral Home, Eastern Main Road, Laventille. Noel Diamond's relatives said his funeral will take place between 10 am and 10.30 am on Monday but details were still to be worked out.

Slain cop to get military funeral rites
Moseley was gunned down off Morvant Old Road, after visiting a friend, on June 27. He was due to take up duties at the Guard and Emergency Branch (GEB), on June 29, after completing a four-week training programme.

Cops probe Moonilal's alleged links to gang
Member of Parliament for Oropouche East Dr Roodal Moonilal remains under police investigation for allegedly being affiliated with members of the Rasta City gang.

Gunman opens fire on Point Fortin couple
Officer later received information that a man was seen hiding in a drain and he fired upon the victims before running off. No motive has yet been established for the shooting. Insp Nemai and Sgt Sobie are heading investigations.

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