In a bin at a house in Couva, police found cocaine and ammunition on Sunday. 

Two men, aged 26 and 56, both of Orange Valley, were arrested and charged for possession of the illegal items.

They were arrested during an anti-crime exercise coordinated by Snr Supt Curt Simon, and Superintendents Brian Ramphall and Michael Pierre.

Based on intelligence, officers went to Bay Road Extension, Orange Valley, where they executed a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at a house.

During the search, officers said they found a black bag containing 32 brass-coloured nine-millimetre ammunition and a clear plastic bag containing four grammes of cocaine in a bin in a room on the eastern side of the house.

Both men were arrested and taken to the Freeport Police Station where they were expected to be jointly charged with the offences of possession of ammunition and possession of cocaine. 

PC Meah is continuing enquiries. 

The suspects are expected to appear in a virtual hearing before a Couva magistrate this week. 


‘I’M fed up.”

These three short words sum up the emotion of patients seeking outpatient services at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, while their appointments keep getting pushed back over and over again.

While Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has showered praises on the parallel healthcare system established due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the primary healthcare system is suffering.

Despite reports from Nor­way of a number of elderly people dying after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says the vaccine is still recommended for the elderly popula­tion as they are the ones most at risk.

Parasram, who was speaking du­ring yesterday’s Covid-19 virtual media briefing, said it is still too early to make any determination regarding the “Norway incident” as investigations are ongoing.

An elderly man and his 47-year-old son were tied up and executed at their home in Freeport.

Their decomposing bodies were found in separate rooms at the family’s La Jobas Road, Chickland Village, home yesterday.

The men were identified as Mohaid Hosein, 71, and his son, Navie Hosein.

A local security company took the State to court in 2019 for breach of a US$21.8 million contract to build a hangar in Cumuto to store five helicopters, but lost and has appealed.

Two sub-contractors are to be compensated, however.

The former government had agreed to buy the helicopters in 2014 but did not make the downpayment and the deal fell through with Bell Helicopter of Texas, USA.

Bell is one of the largest suppliers of military helicopters to the United States Army.

Saying Covid-19 restrictions would not prevent them from defending the working class, Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) president Ancel Roget led a motorcade from San Fernando to Port of Spain yesterday morning.

JTUM members are calling for a meeting with Government on allegations that workers are being victimised by employers who are citing a fall in economic activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic.