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Nakhid: Gary must resign as Top CoP
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Nakhid: Gary must resign as Top CoP
Hours after Nakhid posted a video on social media questioning the deaths and the subsequent report that one of the men detained for the murder of Andrea Bharrat was beaten for 45 minutes, Griffth posted a media release asking why Nakhid was constantly attacking the police service. In his media release, the Commissioner also questioned whether Nakhid's views were that of the entire Opposition.

Griffith asks public: Don't jump to conclusions
He noted since he became CoP, in 2018, 96 police officers were charged with various offences including kidnapping, human trafficking, robbery with aggravation and assault, while another 86 were suspended. The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) launched an investigation into the men's deaths last week.

CoP: Police operating despite $182 million debt

Jayanti tells AG: Attack Scotland, not me
In a statement yesterday, Lutchmedial said, "Al-Rawi's claim there's a conflict of interest in my challenging the non-bailable nature of murder is ridiculous and amusing. It shows he has no appreciation of the complex legal issues involved in this matter .... the reckless assertion that I am trying to secure bail for murderers is not just untrue, it's an irresponsible and dangerous misrepresentation. The allegation of a conflict of interest is even more astonishing given that a Government MP recently argued that the denial of bail by Parliament was illegal and unconstitutional. I haven't heard the AG attack him, so why me?"

Young: Body cameras for special police units
"They are going to be some of the next units to be provided with body cameras by the Commissioner of Police and administrative arm of the Police Service." Speaking on the issue, Griffith said did not think there would be any objection to body cameras as they will be equipped to protect the officers. "The body cameras will now defend my police officers when they are wrongfully accused," Griffith said.

Young: If you have video of police beating, report it
With at least two newspapers claiming to have seen video evidence of Andrew Morris being beaten by police, Minister of National Security, Stuart Young is asking anyone with access to the video to submit it to the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) or the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB).

Daycares still closed, Minister concerned over possible COVID-19 spike
On its proposal for daycares to be opened with 10 children only, the Minister explained that 10 children may seem like a small number but due to their age, it's impossible for them to socially distance or wear masks, and they are likely to hug, kiss and even spit on each other thus spreading any disease.

No Covid vaccine if you are pregnant in T&T
"Though the science and technology behind the development of these vaccines have been used for many years in the development and rollout of many other vaccines, pregnant women and breastfeeding women were not included in the clinical trials on the present batch of COVID vaccines. We simply do not have enough data to make a clear recommendation on this vulnerable population."

4 new covid19 cases, no deaths reported

Price hike $$ for NP oil and lubricants
The Trinidad and Tobago National Petroleum Company has instituted a nine per cent increase in the prices of NP ultra oils and lubricants.

Savannah parade highlights call to stop gender-based violence
Even with no Carnival this year, dozens of people still flocked to the Queen's Park Savannah yesterday. But their gathering was not in celebration of anything but actually for the opposite, as they mourned the loss of the several women who died due to violence in this country.

Sando Mayor dons costume in office despite cancellation of Carnival
San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello stayed true to the Carnival spirit on Monday when he went to work decked in a costume.

Purushottam of Mastana Bahar's pick-ah-pan, has died
Singh worked at the National Council for Indian Culture (NCIC), Chutney Soca Monarch and was famously known as the person in the Pick-a-Pan competition in Mastana Bahar. Singh was employed as the Technical Supervisor attached to the Property Services Department at the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA).

Nicki's dad killed
Robert Maraj, who was originally from St James, was walking along a road in Mineola on Long Island at 6.15 p.m. on Friday when he was hit by a car that kept going, Nassau County police said.

SRP sues over police tattoo policy
Michael Marcano received the permission of Justice Margaret Mohammed to seek declarations that the police's body art policy, contained in a July 2020 departmental order, was illegal and unconstitutional. The policy precludes TTPS members from having tattoos on their head, face, neck, ears, scalp, or hand that would be visible when they are in uniform.

Mother's call after Bharatt's death: Solve my Andrea's case too
Andrea Hannah Edwards was 37 when she was stabbed 32 times and killed in her bedroom at Haig Street, Carenage. Her husband was also injured. He survived, but was shot and killed shortly afterwards.

'Romantic interlude' defence in Gocking cocaine conviction appeal
While the State alleged at trial that Stephen Gocking, 56, was in possession of the drugs at a house in Diego Martin on August14, 2001, Gocking on the other hand said he had no knowledge of the drugs being there and was only at the location for "a romantic interlude" with a young woman outside of his marriage.

Minor among 3 charged for kidnapping and robbery
Police have charged two young women, 17 and 18, and a man with kidnapping and robbery with violence, which stemmed from an incident on February 9. Celine Chartoo, 18, who lives at Fyzabad, a 17-year-old girl from Penal and Kevin Antoine, 30, of Arima, were due to appear virtually before a Siparia magistrate, a police release on Monday said.

Tobago mother charged with cruelty to her daughter granted $50,000 bail
She also reported to the police that it was not the first time that she would have been subjected to physical abuse at the hands of the accused.

Man killed in Enterprise after breaking-up with girlfriend
Rosal's relative reportedly told police that at about 11:15 pm on Sunday, Rosal was at home when he had an argument with his 19-year-old girlfriend, who is from Carlsen Field, Chaguanas. During the argument, Rosal is said to have accused her of being unfaithful. Rosal then threw her clothing outside and told her to leave. She was seen walking out of the house with a garbage bag. A short while afterwards, while Rosal's mother was inside her home, she reportedly overheard her son talking to a man, followed by the sound of gunshots.

Malick girl, 14, missing since January 2
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is seeking the public's urgent assistance in locating 14-year-old Antonia Brown.

Police launch search for man, 73, missing since Sunday
The following description was provided: "Brian is of African descent, 170cm tall, approximately 175lbs, with brown eyes, brown complexion, medium build, clean-shaven with short greying hair."

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