Trinidad and Tobago

$4.5 million in drugs seized

Five men are now in police custody in relation to 4.5 million in drugs found in the Central area today.

According to reports police also recovered several firearms and ammunition.
The exercise took place in Freeport and Felicity by officers assigned to Central division's major crimes unit, Task Force and Operational Unit.
In the first incident, three men were held in a vehicle in Freeport.

Machel Montano to be honoured by American Foundation for The University of West Indies

The American Foundation for The University of West Indies has listed soca artiste Machel Montano among the honourees of it's Legacy Awards.

This award is given to individuals of Caribbean heritage who, through their efforts and contribution to community have been able to shine a global spotlight on issues impacting the Caribbean.

The following is a statement from the University of the West Indies on the topic:

Office of the Prime Minister speaks out on child abuse

The Gender and Child Affairs Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister is calling for a breaking of the silence in relation to abuse of children.

Reports this week point to the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old child.

The Office of the Prime Minister issued this statement today:

"The Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of State are saddened by the reports in the daily newspapers concerning the safety of our nation’s children.