Sports Minister Darryl Smith has been demoted as the Office of the Prime Minister has announced a major Cabinet reshuffle that sees the change in portfolios of five Government Ministers and the Prime Minister himself.
Minister of Public Administration and Communications, Maxie Cuffie has also been removed as a member of the Cabinet.
The announcement came via a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister Monday morning:
The Port Authority says that in the interest of public safety, it has decided to temporarily suspend the operations of the passenger ferries until all outstanding works are completed.
The T&T Express has been the lone passenger vessel in service and has been making the crossing in approximately 4 hrs and is over-due for its statutory maintenance programme.
The T&T Spirit was expected to resume the service on March 13 however, there are still some outstanding works to be addressed, and is now expected to resume operations on or by March 22, 2018.
Chief Justice Ivor Archie has deferred the controversial sabbatical leave upon which he was to embark this weekend.
The confirmation comes from the Office of the President.
A statement says Acting President Christine Kangaloo has been in communication with the Chief Justice and invited him to consider deferring a departure from the jurisdiction prior to the return of President Anthony Carmona to the country on Sunday 11th March, 2018.
The statement says that the Chief Justice has agreed to defer such departure.
Three suspected bandits have been shot dead by police on Broome Street, La Puerta.
According to initial reports, the men were driving on Broome street with ski masks when they came into contact with the officers.
A shootout ensued and the three men were hit and rushed to hospital where they were declared dead on arrival.
This is a developing story and we will have more later.
A prison officer has been shot dead on upper Frederick Street in Port-of-Spain.
He has been identified as David Boodram on Lopinot.
The prison officer was driving his Honda SUV at the time he was killed just after 5pm.
Confirmation of his death came from Prisons Commissioner Gerald Wilson.
This comes days after threats were made on the lives of some prison officers and follows a raid of the Port-of-Spain prison three days ago.
The officer was shot outside St Mary's College during mid-afternoon traffic.