Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 30th 2015 Contents Omesh Mohamed, Debe, trade student:
"I guess I want to see more money
spent on infrastructure and fixing the
country, the road in my area, Endeavour,
etc. Not giving it away to any one person
or group of people, but making sure that
the country benefits
more than the people
who want the work. It
will help with two
areas, generating jobs
and fixing the
infrastructure of the
country. Education and
health, should get more money.
"I hope Government
does its best with
what it has and that it
gives money evenly
across the whole
country and the
What are you looking
forward to hear in
A 25-year-old former cultural ambas-
sador will re-appear before a Port-of-
Spain magistrate today charged with
obscene language, indecent behaviour,
insulting language and prostitution.
On Monday, Carissa Victor, of Olton
Road, Arima, appeared before Magistrate
Andrew Shroud in the Third Court.
Charges were read to Victor who
pleaded not guilty. She was represented
by attorney Natalia Francis.
On Friday around 7 pm, Victor said
she was standing on Tragarete Road,
Port-of-Spain, after visiting a costume
An unmarked police vehicle
approached and officers in the vehicle
told her something.
There was an exchange of words. A
woman police officer then told Victor
she was "locked up."
Victor was allegedly told her to go in
the vehicle and taken to the station where
she was subsequently charged.
In an interview, Victor, a pannist, said
she was due to perform in French Guiana
yesterday but was unable to leave the
country because of the incident.
Pannist back in court
today on four charges
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU)
is calling on citizens of T&T to be obser-
vant for possible indicators of human
This call was made in light on last
week s incident where police officers may
have been able to crackdown on an alleged
human trafficking ring in Arouca. A busi-
nessman was subsequently arrested after
two Venezuelan women were rescued.
One Guyanese national was taken into
custody while the CTU is partnering with
key law enforcement agencies on the
"The more citizens become aware of
human trafficking, the greater the poten-
tial of this heinous crime being addressed
within our shores.
"Crime in this country cannot be tack-
led solely by law enforcement but is
dependent on the co-operation and active
concern of the general public," the CTU
said in a release.
Persons are asked to look for:
• Homes or buildings which appear
overly secured with frequent presence of
vehicles at odd hours.
• Presence of foreign nationals, par-
ticularly young women, going to and
from the premises.
• Residents of such homes typically
keeping to themselves with the young
women almost always escorted in and
out by someone.
• Persons may live and work in the
same premises with working conditions
below minimum labour standards.
The CTU of the Ministry of National
Security is the mandated agency respon-
sible for addressing human trafficking in
It was established and is governed by
the T&T Trafficking in Persons Act 14
If you know of or suspect any human
trafficking activities, persons are asked
to contact the CTU at 800-4CTU/4288.
All calls are anonymous.
Kern John, Point Fortin,
"Boy all kinda things,
yes. Education and
health. I want to see
them invest the
country's money where
it will count the most.
Put some into programmes that will
address the issue of crime in this
country and into social programmes to
deal with issues, such as vagrancy and
the homeless, cause even in Sando here
it bad and some of them violent...they
need to look at these things seriously."
Paulet Diaz, Fyzabad,
"Food prices need to
be lowered. Put the
money where it matters
the most to address this
issue. Also they need to
provide the public with a
breakdown of where the
monies will be invested,
not just saw a million going here and
two million going there. This to me will
also directly help with Government
being more accountable and
"Let me be honest, I
don't know much about
the economy but what I
would really like to see is
the lowering of food
prices. Invest more money
into areas that will look at
addressing crime. Good to invest in
education and health but crime getting
terrible, so they have to look at that."
"I want a lagniappe...
invest plenty money into
all areas which will help
see my children and
grandchildren better off
than what they have now.
What i don't want to see is the
Opposition going against anything that
is good for the people, anything
Government invest in that will directly
benefit the people of this country and
to help counter
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