223 ammunition

Some of the ammunition confiscated by police on Sunday.

A San Juan couple is now in police custody after they were held with 100 rounds of ammunition on Sunday.

The man, 27, and his female companion, 18, both of Campo Street Extension, were detained after the white Hyundai Tucson they were occupants of was stopped along Cameron Road, Petit Valley, by officers of the Western Division Task Force and Western Division Operations.

According to the police, upon conducting a search of the vehicle, a quantity of 223 ammunition was discovered, amounting to 100 rounds.

The ammunition was confiscated and taken to the St. James Police Station.


IS Barry Padarath in or out?

The People’s National Movement (PNM) is considering mounting a legal challenge to the candidacy of Barry Padarath, the United National Congress (UNC) Princes Town candidate for the 2020 general election.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday expressed satisfaction with the findings of the pre-election 2020 poll conducted by Nigel Henry which showed the People’s National Movement (PNM) five per cent ahead of its main rival, the United National Congress (UNC).

OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her “minions” in the United National Congress (UNC) have now “stepped over the line” by attacking the father and brother of National Security Minister Stuart Young.

Young said so yesterday at a news conference at the Ministry of National Security in Port of Spain.

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“Concern over the coronavirus pandemic has overtaken concern over crime, which had previously polled as the most pressing national issue for almost a decade.

AS the number of Covid-19 cases continues to climb daily in Trinidad and Tobago, a staff member and a child at the St Jude’s School for Girls have tested positive for the virus, while the Montrose Government Primary School has been ordered closed after a pupil was exposed to a contact of a Covid-19 case.