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Police discovered a quantity of fully grown marijuana trees and marijuana seedlings with a street value of TT five million dollars, during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in the Maracas Bay district on Monday.

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During the exercise, a party of officers trekked approximately seven miles into a forested area in the Maracas area, where they discovered a marijuana plantation with approximately 5000 fully grown marijuana trees and 200 marijuana seedlings. The items were subsequently destroyed. No arrests have been made so far in connection with this find.

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The exercise was spearheaded by Snr Supt Maharaj, Supt MaynardWilson, and Supt Alexander, supervised by ASP Pariman and Insp. Ramsingh with members of the North Eastern Division CID, North Eastern Division Gang Unit, North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) led by Sgt Bharath, Air Support Unit and members of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU).


In the words of calypsonian Denyse Plummer, East Port of Spain residents “nah leaving!”

This was what many of them said in response to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s advice to seize the opportunity to move from the area, if requested, to allow for the revitalisation of Port of Spain.

The Prime Minister said on Thursday: “If you don’t move, that means you will stay in the squalor for the next 40 years. You might like that, but your children wouldn’t like it. And I will say the same thing to Sea Lots.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement of a $10 million allocation to assist bar and restaurant workers who have been financially affected by Covid-19 restrictions has been described as a much-needed measure by the Bar Owners Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOATT).