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Police seized five guns,
several rounds of ammu-
nition and a quantity of
marijuana during separate
exercises over the past two
One man was arrested and
three Smith and Wesson re-
volvers and a quantity of am-
munition found during an-
ti-crime exercises in the Central
Division on Monday.
The police said officers of the
Central Division Task Force and
Central Special Crime Unit, con-
ducted the exercises between 5
pm and 10.30pm on Monday.
They said detectives first ex-
ecuted a search warrant at the
Todds Road, Caparo, home of a
41-year-old man, around 5 pm
during which they found one black
and silver Smith and Wesson re-
volver, along with one magazine,
with eight rounds of 9mm ammu-
The officers, acting on informa-
tion, then proceeded to Pranz Gar-
dens, Claxton Bay, around 7.45 pm,
where a search of a bushy area at the
Pranz Gardens Recreation ground
The search resulted in a black
coloured Smith and Wesson revolver,
together with four rounds of .357mm
ammunition. No arrests were made
in connection with the find.
The lawmen also conducted a
search at Commonwealth Drive,
Freeport around 10.30 pm and
found one black Smith and Wes-
son revolver with three rounds
of .357mm ammunition hidden
in the roof of a makeshift shed.
There were no arrests in con-
nection with that seizure.
Meanwhile, a San Juan man
is expected to appear in the
Court charged with posses-
sion of a firearm and ammu-
The 29-year-old man of
Quarry Road, San Juan, was ar-
rested and charged by officers of
the Inter-Agency Task Force, after
officers searched his home during
an anti-crime exercise in the San Juan
district, between 2.15 am and 6.30 am on
Police said the search resulted in the sei-
zure of one Tangfolio pistol and four rounds
of 9mm ammunition.
In another exercise, a Beretta pistol and
two rounds of .38mm ammunition were
found by officers of the Maracas Police
Station during a road traffic exercise yes-
A report said officers were conducting
the exercise around 3.20am along Acono
Road, Maracas, St Joseph, when they ob-
served a man, known to them, walking
along the roadway.
The report said when the man saw the
police he ran.
The officers gave chase and observed
that the suspect threw an object onto the
They later found the black pistol.
However, the suspect managed to escape
into some nearby bushes.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The Housing and
Ministry has launched
a new website to pro-
vide citizens with in-
programmes and ini-
tiatives of the minis-
try and its agencies.
It was launched last
The new online ser-
ing.gov.tt --- offers a
and minimalist design
which will allow for re-
peat visits, increased
traffic and provide a greater opportunity to inform,
educate and interact with users, the ministry said.
The ministry said the new website has been
developed with the latest technology, making it
faster and easier to use and steps have been taken
to ensure that this platform is compatible with
various browsers and mobile devices.
In his welcome to website visitors, Housing
and Urban Development Minister, Randall Mitch-
ell, said, "It is our intention to use this platform
as a medium to provide you with as much infor-
mation as possible on the policies, programmes
and initiatives of the ministry and its agencies
and how they benefit you, our citizens."
He said the new website is "one of the many
communication tools that the ministry will be
rolling out in its quest to clarify the services
and processes related to housing and urban de-
The minister said with this new interface, the minis-
try has opted to incorporate some very new and exciting
features such as the introduction of tags to help users
navigate the website much more effectively and linking them
to stories, articles, videos that they want to view.
These additions are expected to enhance the
user's website experience. Through the resource
tab, visitors to the website can access forms for
government-subsidised housing, home improve-
ment subsidy, home improvement grant and tax
He said efforts to demystify the home and land
ownership process in the public and private sectors,
have also been given priority through the introduction
of a tab which provides information and tips on these
processes. Topics such as owning your first home and
steps in purchasing a home in the private market have
also been featured in this tab.
He said for those in the media, the tab titled Media
Centre, which houses videos, speeches which have
been delivered by the line minister, high resolution
images of events and initiatives, media releases and
other publications, will be of great value.
Also, an archival walk down the ministry's digital
"Memory Lane" highlighting key policies, programmes
and initiatives which have been implemented since
the existence of the ministry and a list of the
ministers who have had responsibility for the
country's housing portfolio, are available and
will be of particular interest to historians and
those with an interest in the past.
He said this website, along with the minis-
try's social media platforms, will be used along
with other traditional methods as the ministry
enhances its communication and dialogue with
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