Mariah Richards

Thirteen year old Mariah Richards has been found.

A release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated that Richards presented herself to the Belmont police station and investigations were being conducted by the Child Protection Unit.

She appeared to be in good health, the release added and the public was thanked for assisting in the matter.

Richards was reported missing on Monday after leaving her Monkey Town, New Grant home that morning. A missing person report was made to the Tableland police station and the Anti-Kidnapping Squad was also involved in the case.

Family members, residents and friends began searching for Mariah and the Hunters Search and Rescue Team also assisted with gathering information and liaising with the police.

At a TTPS press briefing on Friday, Acting Commissioner of Police McDonald Jacob also announced that Richards had been found. He advised that children and adults be careful when using social media.


Acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob has been given notice by leader of The First Wave Movement, Umar Abdullah, that there will be two more “peaceful” marches this month.

It comes on the heels of Abdullah being charged on Monday for leading a march around the Queen’s Park Savannah without permission from the acting police commissioner.

Tourism stakeholders in Tobago are calling for beaches to be opened longer than up to 2 p.m.

Visitors from the UK are also calling for the beaches to be opened longer.

UK citizen Simon Laidler, who told the Express he was surprised by the beach restrictions, arrived on the recent British Airways flight that landed at the ANR Robinson International Airport.

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has called for a probe into the use of tear gas by the police on protesters as well as the Prime Minister’s confession that he breached the law when he drank alcohol in public.

Persad-Bissessar raised these issues at the United National Congress (UNC) virtual meeting on Monday night.

UP to January 17, 2022, a total of 121 Covid-19-positive people had breached their home quarantine orders, and were reported to the Ministry of Health.

Disclosing the figure in the Senate yesterday, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh did not say how many quarantine-breakers were charged, but added that “the requisite action was taken by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service”.

As new positive cases and Covid-19 deaths continue to rise, Tobago House of Assembly Secretary of Health, Wellness and Social Protection Dr Faith B.Yisrael has met with the island’s Covid-19 Task Force.

The Division said in a statement on Monday that B.Yisrael met with stakeholders via a closed virtual meeting to discuss Tobago’s way forward in managing the spread of the virus.

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