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Bear with us. We will deal with this challenging situation in Trinidad and Tobago. We will deal with this scourge.”

That was the plea to the public yesterday from acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob, as murders and serious crime continue unabated.

Moving to address the crisis, Jacob said leave has been restricted for all police officers, while 60 have been pulled from their vacation to increase foot and mobile patrols in “high traffic” and “public” areas.

IN the afterglow of Independence 1962, the new nation of Trinidad and Tobago announced its arrival as a contender in the world of sports when the 19- year-old cyclist, Roger Gibbon, mounted the top rung of the podium at the 1963 Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to receive his gold medal.

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Opposition MP David Lee ought to be charged if there is any evidence that he committed a crime, says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

Speaking at the United National Congress (UNC) virtual meeting on Monday night, the former prime minister, however, said she can “vouch” for Lee and the vehicular transaction that is under question, as no wrongdoing was committed.

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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has expressed concern about the model of journalism he says he sees being widely practised.

“It is the journalism of ‘publish and be damned’, gotcha!, or simply, ‘he say/she said that’—all largely without context or recorded history.