Citizens want crime-fighting results, not more rhetoric—political scientist

“Recent rhetoric and deflection on the part of the National Security Minister is not helpful and borders on propaganda…”

That assessment from UWI political scientist, Dr Bishnu Ragoonath, as he commented on the minister's statements about deliberately orchestrated acts of terror, during yesterday's Post-Cabinet News Briefing.

Dr Ragoonath also is Chairman of the Committee for Responsible Political Behaviour.

According to Dr Ragoonath, rather than engaging in propaganda, Government needs to start delivering some real results from its various anti-crime strategies.

TTPS: Avoid elections-related offences

As the day for local government elections gets closer, the police service is reminding citizens to respect each other’s constitutional right to campaign for—and support the political party of—their choice.

The TTPS’ Sergeant Ashraf Ali is encouraging citizens to get familiar with the Representation of the People Act, which documents the various offences that should not be committed during election time.

Khan: Government must reconsider allowing citizens to arm themselves

Member of Parliament for San Juan/Barataria Dr Fuad Khan, says the Government should review its position on allowing citizens to arm themselves.

His comment comes in light of the discovery of the body of WPC Nyasha Joseph on Wednesday.

"My most sincere condolences go out to the family of WPC Nyasha Joseph, and especially her 4 year old daughter, in their time of mourning. For her to have lost her life so soon and in such a manner is a tragedy upon our country and will mark a great stain in our history. 

No ban on T&T citizens

T&T-born former professional footballer Dwight Yorke encountered problems entering the United States recently because he used a United Kingdom passport, Finance Minister Colm Imbert says.

“There are no adverse consequences for T&T citizens as far as I’m aware with respect to travel to the US,” Imbert told the Senate on Tuesday night.