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Erla off target
Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2024

Erla off target
'Ambitious' reduction in crime not met

CoP misses mark on anti-crime targets
At a Joint Select Committee sitting called as a follow-up inquiry to gain an understanding of the anti-crime strategies implemented and being implemented to address criminal activity in Trinidad and Tobago, Harewood-Christopher said the targets were not met despite some progress being made in crime fighting.

Top cop struggles with JSC crime queries - Erla fumbles

CoP reviewing Beyond the Tape programme
The Beyond the Tape programme is being reviewed, as the T&T Police Service is dissatisfied with the production—and there may be times when the show's presenter is a bit averse to the thoughts of the organisation, says Commissioner of Police Erla Harewood-Christopher.

Disobedient cops not wearing body cams

Experts warn stiffer penalties, wide access to guns won't slow crime

Central Bank could change forex intervention
In his first one-on-one interview with a journalist in nearly three years, Central Bank Governor, Dr Alvin Hilaire, discussed a wide range of issues with Guardian Media's consultant business editor, Anthony Wilson, in his office overlooking Independence Square in downtown Port-of-Spain on January 19, 2024. In Part 1 of the interview, the focus is on the frontburner issue of foreign exchange availability.

Warning as Saharan dust blankets T&T

Tobago's six ready for battle at Calypso Fiesta
TOBAGO'S artistes are gearing up for battle against their Trinidadian counterparts in the national calypso monarch semi-final on February 4 at Skinner Park, San Fernando.

The island has six calypsonians in the semi-final, all of whom have been fixtures on Tobago's calypso scene for many years.

They are Alex Gift, Caston Cupid, Nicole Thomas, Wendy Garrick, Shamika Denoon and Giselle Fraser-Washington.

Waterloo Secondary, Robert Village Hindu Primary top Tassarama
The top two positions in the secondary school category of the 2024 Schools' National Tassarama Competition went to first-time contenders on Wednesday.

Waterloo Secondary School unseated last year's champions, Naparima College, to become the reigning victors among the ten competing secondary schools. Team captain Darsa Maharaj described the achievement as a pleasure for first-time competitors.

Crime situation hurting farmers, food production
Agricultural Society director on praedial larceny:

27 migrants intercepted crossing over from Venezuela
Twenty seven people were on the boat, among them 16 men and eight women, all believed to be Venezuelan migrants.

Convicted killer Natasha de Leon resentenced: 2 more years before freedom
In March 2023, the High Court ordered that 23 convicted killers whose sentences had been commuted to life could be resentenced by the court.

A committee of two judges – Justice Ricky Rahim (civil division) and Justice Geoffrey Henderson (criminal division) – made these orders after the Privy Council ruling on commuted life sentences for murder convicts in the case of Naresh Boodram.

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