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MY EYE: Yellow Poui tree in Maraval

The photo was sent to us by Khaleel via the My Eye feature in the new CNC3 App.

Khaleel titled the photo, 'The beauty of our Trinidad' and says, "Yellow Poui bright and beautiful Saddle Road Maraval. The first I have seen for this year."

We thank Khaleel for sharing and encourage you too to send us your video and photos via the My Eye feature in the new CNC3 App.

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Police video gives insight into plans of house-breaking criminals

Police have cracked down on what they believe to be a house break-in operation with the seizure of several stolen items weapons and equipment used to access houses and safes.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Wayne Mystar says that between 3 am and 7 am Tuesday, officers led by Sgt Harewood executed warrants in the Caroni and Cunupia areas where the discoveries were made.

Petrotrin investigating source of odours in Point Fortin

Petrotrin says its officials, along with other stakeholders, are continuing investigations into reports of the presence of strong odours at different locations in Point Fortin.

A statement by the state oil company says that upon receiving initial reports, the company’s emergency responders visited the identified areas and conducted air quality testing and monitoring.

It says inspections of the company’s infrastructure in the area, particularly its pipeline network, were also undertaken.

However, no leaks have been detected.

Persad-Bissesar: Opposition not to blame for failure to pass Anti-Gang legislation

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the Government is playing politics with crime and blames yesterday's breakdown of law and order in East Port-of-Spain on the inability of the Government to get crime under control.

The Opposition Leader says in a statement that the Opposition is not to blame for the failure so far to pass the Anti-Gang legislation and insists that the Government only needs to agree to a sunset clause of two years for the Opposition's support.

Persad-Bissesar issued the following statement on Tuesday.

Two arrested for possession of pistols, ammunition

A joint police/army anti-crime exercise conducted in the San Fernando district yesterday, resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of one pistol, a laser light and a quantity of ammunition.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt (Ag.) Zamsheed Mohammed and including Insp. Don Gajadhar and Sgt. Vishal Parasram, and personnel from the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, was conducted between 1 pm and 7 pm, on Monday 19th February, 2018, in the Embacadere area.

Two charged with robbing 14 Bahamian visitors

Two men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate tomorrow, charged with 23 counts of robbery against 14 Bahamian tourists and nine other persons, who were passengers of a maxi taxi heading to an early morning Carnival cooler fete at Chaguaramas, on Sunday 11th February, 2018.

Justin Hayes, 21, and Tafarra Brandon, 19, both of Carenage, were charged by Cpl Morgan Jones, of the Carenage Police Station, on Tuesday 20th February, 2018.

Three men held for allegedly robbing several Chinese groceries

Three men linked to a string of robberies targeting groceries operated by Chinese nationals, in the Tunapuna district, have been held by police during an anti-crime exercise in the Central and Northern Divisions.

The exercise, spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel and including Insp. Roger Joseph, was conducted between the hours of 3 pm on Monday 19th February, 2018 and 6 am on Tuesday 20th February, 2018.

Gov't initiates criminal & civil proceedings in relation to Chaguaramas oil spill

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan says the Government is taking both civil and criminal legal action against the owners of a vessel responsible for an oil spill in Chaguaramas in October last year.

The spill cost the State $2 million in clean-up operations.

Minister Khan told the Senate that on Sunday 15th October, 2017, the ministry received a report of the spill near the Carera Island in Chaguaramas.

Young: Eight official trips by PM cost $2 million

The bill incurred by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's official traveled abroad between June 2016 and November 2017, amounts to just over TT$2 million.

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young gave the details of the prime minister's travels in answer to a question posed on the order paper of today's Senate sitting.

The exact amount between June 1st, 2016 and November 20th, 2017, was $2,025,323.32 for eight overseas trips.

The Minister gave the breakdown as follows:

25-year-old Valencia man arrested for gun, ammunition possession

Police have arrested a Valencia man for possession of a firearm and quantity of ammunition, police said in a statement on Tuesday.

Police say officers were on patrol along the Valencia Old Road around 10.25 pm Monday when they observed a man acting suspiciously.

Upon seeing the police, the man turned around and walked into a nearby bar.

The man was held on the premises and searched, resulting in the discovery of a black and grey Jaguar revolver loaded with two round of .38 ammunition.

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