Tobago East MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin met with the Tobago Emergency Management Agency, along with other First Responders on Thursday to discuss their readiness in the event that Tobago is affected by the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano.
Police and law enforcement officials cordoned off parts of Upper Port of Spain on Friday afternoon after a prison breakout at the Port of Spain Prison and a shooting at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) has received reports from the relevant authorities of recent developments occurring in Port-of-Spain this afternoon. We therefore wish to advise persons exiting Port-of-Spain and environs at this time of the following:
As today’s events unfold I want to provide reassurance to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
Fuad Abu Bakr, the son of Jamaat al Muslimeen Leader Yasin Abu Bakr, and 30 members of the Jamaat stormed the Belmont Police Station on Thursday evening.
In the immediate wake of a reported disturbance at the State Prison in Port of Spain and the subsequent lockdown of key surrounding areas, the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce has reinforced its unwavering support and confidence in the National Security services.
The Jamaat al Muslimeen has urged the nation not to panic in the wake of Friday's prison break.