One of the Venezuelan detainees being escorted to a vehicle by a SORT officer

POLICE raided two nightclubs in central Trinidad on Tuesday night.

They say 46 women were rescued, while seven other people, including a police officer, were detained.

Officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) said they raided Yikai Entertainment and Sports Bar, Cunupia, where they detained seven people including the policeman.

At Cunupia, they got more information and went to another establishment in Couva where they detained 46 women, all believed to be Venezuelan nationals.

Police also seized quantities of cocaine, marijuana, cash and a Glock pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition.

All 53 people were being questioned up to last night.


THE relocation of 29 COVID-­19 patients from the Couva Medical and Multi-­Training Facility to a buil­ding on Bridge Road, Sangre Grande, led to fiery protest action by residents and a confrontation with police who had to remove them from the road on Friday night.

THE number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago has crossed 100.

The Ministry of Health reported yesterday that 103 people have been confirmed to have tes­ted posi­tive the virus, with the Ca­ribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) testing a total of 736 samples.

A Trinidad-born man, now living in the United States, is appealing to citizens to heed the call to stay at home to protect themselves and their loved ones from the COVID-19 coronavirus.