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Backlog of 42,000 ballistic, 33,000 DNA samples
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2022

Hosein: Backlog of 42,000 ballistic, 33,000 DNA samples government labs
At the media conference, Hosein said the inability of the Forensic Sciences Centre to do ballistic testing on gun samples and the non-functioning of the lab for DNA testing for three years, has contributed significantly to the inability of the courts to successfully determine murder cases or gun-related cases.

UNC MP laments only 9 murders solved out of 400
Slow pace of justice

Beckles: Citizens to get $$ for bottles in new Beverage Container Bill
Minister of Planning and Development Pennelope Beckles says the new Beverage Container Bill with private sector buy-in will offer monetary incentives to citizens to recycle plastic and glass bottles.

Govt makes low bids for Trincity lands ...Mall sale ‘imminent'
Since being granted approval by the court in 2020 to sell its lands, 11 formal notices of "Land Likely to be Acquired for a Public Purpose", amounting to 1,455 acres, have been filed in the Trinidad and Tobago Gazette against land owned by the HCL sub-group.

Questions over validity of Duke's resignation
Election on shaky ground

Constituents call on Lee to resign
But so far Persad-Bissessar has not commented on whether she intends to act against the MP who has won his seat twice.

Constituents have their say... Slaps and praise for Lee

McDonald, Panday also charged while in public office
BEFORE Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee faced charges for alleged fraud on Friday, this country had seen just two, albeit high-profile, politicians being charged while in public office within the past two decades.

Most recently, former MP for Port of Spain South Marlene McDonald was charged in April 2019, along with four others, in relation to alleged offences dated between 2008 and 2009.

Britain and the world to lay Queen Elizabeth II to rest

Cement dust all over
...Chaguanas residents complain of pollution problem

Mayor: Motorcycles the way to get through congestion in Chaguanas
This was the view expressed by mayor Faaiq Mohammed at the opening of the Hero Motocorp Motorcycle Flagship Store, in Enterprise, Chaguanas. Mohammed said many cities around the world rely on motorcycles to solve urban transportation problems.

Two more covid19 deaths, 103 new cases
Two more people have died and 103 move people have been infected with the covid19 virus says the Ministry of Health in its latest update.

Medical condition keeps girl, 14, from school
The disease is called Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp or Hoffman's Disease. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the scalp characterised mainly by inflammation and swelling around the hair follicles. In most cases Cellulitis is caused by an infection of the deeper layers in the skin caused by bacteria on the skin's surface. In Kamila's case, the disease has left her with inflamed sores all over her scalp, which oozes a form of discharge, and gives off an odour. Nicole Alexander, Kamila's mother, told Newsday that she first started seeing signs of the disease when Alexander was just a baby.

Enterprise improving'
Small, Second Division Officer in charge of the Community Oriented Policing Section (COPS) Central Division, told the Express at the weekend that while the public may be aware of the TTPS' programmes for young people, it may not know how many small businesses and careers have formed as a result.

Morvant man shot dead in Longdenville
Police responded to a report of a shooting on Baldeo Avenue, Longdenville Old Road, and was told that Wilson was sitting with a group of men under a mango tree playing cards when they noticed a silver Nissan Versa heading south on the road. Witnesses said when the car got close gunmen jumped out of the front passenger seat and the right rear passenger seat and started shooting at the group.

Arima man shot dead after attempting to bounce police officer
Eye-witness accounts reveal that shortly before the fatal shooting - Rahim knocked down a police sergeant in the vicinity of Carlos Bar, Aranguez Main Road; and followed this up with a second attempt to run him over. Fearing for his safety, the Sgt reportedly drew his licensed Glock firearm and fired at Rahim as he drove towards him, causing Rahim to crash into a parked vehicle.

Thieves make off with police officer's vehicle
Several items including a bulletproof vest, one police hat, one baton, one holster, one tactical jacket and a police ID card and badge were stolen from a police officer when thieves took off with her vehicle.

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