road police

Sixty motorists in the South-Western Division (SWD) were issued fixed penalty notices for breaching various traffic regulations on Thursday. 

The exercises, conducted in the Cedros, Guapo, and Point Fortin districts, were executed by the various Traffic Units of the SWD.

Of the tickets issued:

• 18 were for defective fittings;

• 14 were for failing to wear a seatbelt;

• Eight for no horns;

• Seven for having no certificate of insurance;

• Six for no booster seats;

• One for overcrowded vehicle, driving while holding a mobile device, obstructing traffic, no ID light, a defective ID, a defective tyre, and no TARE/MGW, respectively.

A 51-year-old man was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol over the legal limit.

First time offenders were given stern warnings and encouraged to have the vehicles roadworthy to prevent injury or loss of life.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continues with its sustained road presence to detect and deter criminal behaviour and provide a strong sense of safety and security to all law-abiding citizens.


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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.

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