Thirty-one people have been held in connection with various sexual offences and marijuana possession. The exercise forms part of ‘Operation Strike Back II’ and was executed across all nine policing division, yesterday. 

The exercises, which took place on Thursday were coordinated by Superintendent (Ag) Joseph Chandool and assisted by ASP (Ag) Claire Guy-Alleyne and ASP (Ag) Terrence Nowbutt, and included all Inspectors and Sergeants and officers attached to the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the TTPS.

 During the exercise, Twenty-nine were arrested for committing various Sexual Offences against children and two were arrested for Possession of Marijuana. The following is a breakdown of these arrests:

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Satnarayan Maharaj left an indelible mark on Trinidad and Tobago through his bravery, courage, fight for justice and achievements. Maharaj, 88, secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) died on Saturday after suffering a stroke on November 7.

Satnarayan Maharaj was yesterday likened to late freedom fighter Martin Luther King by Prof Selwyn Cudjoe. Cudjoe was speaking at Maharaj’s funeral service held at Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College, St Augustine.

“Ram Naam Satya Hai!” The chant, which means “the name of God is true”, rose as the body of Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) secretary-general Satnarayan “Sat” Maharaj was gently placed on the burning pyre at the Caroni Cremation site yesterday.

THE country has to get serious about tax collection and healthcare delivery. This was the message from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, as he emphasised the importance of taxes for purposes such as healthcare during the sod-turning cere­mony for the new Central Block at the Port of Spain General Hospital yesterday.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has rubbished arguments by the Opposition that Government is again seeking to violate the constitutional right of every citizen to bail, through its proposed amendment of the Bail Bill 2019.