The main dining hall

Grand restoration: The main dining hall at President’s House, St Ann’s. Right: One of the bedrooms.

An 22-year-old man employed at President’s House has been detained by police following a report of larceny of a firearm and ammunition at his place of employment.

Police said the missing firearm and ammunition have since been recovered.

A police report said that at around 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, attached to the President's House, secured his service issued pistol - a Sig Sauer P226 and two magazines and 30 rounds nine millimetre ammunition in a locker in the male dormitory and went away.

He returned around 6.30 p.m. and discovered the locker broken into and the firearm and ammunition missing.

He gave no one permission to remove the items, he reported.

The scene was visited by Ag Sgt Kamal, and several persons were interviewed. WPC Mc Clean, of the Belmont CID, continued inquiries and during the course of the investigations, the missing items were recovered in a vehicle in Port-of-Spain.

Investigations are continuing.


Some communities in Trinidad and Tobago don’t receive water for months and even years.

So noted Public Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales as he tabled the Report of the Cabinet Sub-Committee Report on the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) in the House of Representatives, at the Red House, Port of Spain, yesterday.

The report has been placed in the hands of a parliamentary Joint Select Committee (JSC) as the Govern­ment grapples with the systemic “dys­function” at the unwieldy and debt-­­ridden, State-owned public utility.

Social Development Minister Donna Cox has suggested that teachers and principals taking up positions in schools in “hotspot” areas be given specialised training to help them better understand the culture of the area and its people.

She pointed out yesterday that there were stereotypes about such areas, some of which were not accurate.

India Prime Minister Naren­dra Modi has hailed the “special friendship” between India and Barbados.

Modi and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley took to Twitter this week to praise each other.

Mottley profusely thanked Modi, via social media, for the 200,000 vaccines sent from India to Barbados, 100,000 of which were donated.

Political leader of the PNM Tobago Council Tracy Davidson-Celestine said yesterday that she will not accept the “take-it-or-leave-it” attitude being employed by Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) ­leader Watson Duke.