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Children’s Authority urges parents
Spend quality time with children during holiday
Child abuse can be prevented. And the
Children’s Authority of T&T is appeal-
ing to the public to become aware of
the signs of child abuse.
In a statement yesterday, the author-
ity encouraged parents and guardians
to spend quality time with their chil-
dren during the Easter holidays.
“In fact, children who feel protected
and have their views heard, are more
likely to share their concerns about
persons who act inappropriately with
them,” the authority said.
It said some of the conversations
which parents should have with their
children to protect them from preda-
• Understanding the physical changes
that take place with their body
• Handling peer pressure
• Being responsible with information
• Knowing touches that are OK and
those that are Not OK, even from a fa-
The authority said while the public
is advised to report suspected child
abuse, too often reports are made
when something dire has taken place.
“The authority is appealing to fami-
lies and neighbours to intervene at an
early stage, to prevent an abusive situ-
ation from occurring,” it said.
To make a report contact the Police
at 999 and the Children’s Authority
996 or 800-2014. The public is also
invited to Like and Follow us on Face-
Govt rakes in $9.6m
from speeding drivers
The sum of $9.6m worth in speeding tickets has-
been issued by the police to 9,614 errant drivers so
far in 2018 as motorists continue to disregard the
speed limits and engage in reckless and dangerous
driving, resulting in tragic but preventable deaths.
So far, 18 people have been killed in road traffic
The announcement was made yesterday by
Road Safety Coordinator PC Brent Batson at yes-
terday’s police media conference to advise motor-
ists about proper road usage over the long Easter
Batson also also disclosed that 3,610 or 37 per
cent of the speeding offences were detected by
the Highway and Patrol Units, while 6,004, or 63
per cent were detected by Divisional Traffic speed
teams, along main roads.
Batson also warned motorists against drinking
and driving as he revealed that for the year thus
far 151 persons had been arrested and charged for
He also expressed concern over the increase in
the number of road traffic deaths involving pedes-
trians, with ten persons being killed this year thus
far, compared to four persons being killed for the
same period last year, an increase of 150 per cent.
Cops find ganja fields while
retrieving dead body
Police officers who went to retrieve a dead body
on Tuesday afternoon stumbled upon nine fields
of marijuana valued at approximately $8.68 mil-
lion at Bobo Hill in Maracas/St Joseph.
Officers said they received information that
there was a burnt body in the forest and upon
checking they hey discovered the fields of mari-
juana at Warf Road.
The exercise was supported by officers of the
Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau
supported by members of the Air Support Unit
which used a drone for GPS location and security
Officers said they also destroyed seedling beds,
fields and some 8,680 marijuana trees. No one
Police believe that the dead man, who remains
unidentified, may have either been a farmer or
was brought to the area, killed and burnt.
The body was viewed by the district medical
officer who ordered its removal to the Forensic
Science Centre at Federation Park.
The body was not identified up to late yesterday.
Homicide officers Region Two are continuing
— CAMILLE CLARKE
3 held after Valsayn robbery
Three men are arrested by officers of the St. Jo-
seph Crime Patrol Unit, minutes after robbing an
employee of Russel’s Bar, Spring Village, Valsayn.
A 25-year-old employee of the establishment
was overseeing a roulette machine around 5.30
pm on Tuesday when he was accosted by three
men, one armed with a gun. The victim was re-
lieved of a Samsung J7 cellular phone valued at
Officers of the St Joseph Crime Patrol Unit, led
by PC Randall Lezama, PC Collin O’Neil, PC Kr-
ishna Ramlochan and a party of officers from St
Joseph CID who were on patrol in the area at the
time, observed the victim signalling to them and
stopped to render assistance.
When the officers were informed of what had
transpired they gave chase and held three men—a
21-year-old of St. James, a 21-year-old of Laventille
and a 22-year-old of Morvant.
A search of the area where the men were held
resulted in one pistol loaded with a magazine con-
taining seven rounds of 9mm ammunition being
discovered in some bushes.
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