Trinidad and Tobago

Canine detection at airports from Thursday

The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) says that effective Thursday 16th November, 2017, canine detection will be introduced as an additional security measure at the Piarco International Airport.

The AATT says this new feature will be introduced on a trial basis and is aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the security systems at the Piarco International Airport.

The AATT says the dogs and their handlers have been highly trained to perform in the aviation environment, and will function in accordance with international standards.

Chinese withdraw PM's invitation to 'high-level meeting'; replace it with state visit next year

The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs has announced that Chinese officials have withdrawn the invitation to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to attend a 'high-level meeting' in China this year.

A statement by the ministry says the prime minister has instead been invited to visit China on a State Visit next year.

Last week Minister Stuart Young announced that the prime minister would attend the high-level meeting and then proceed immediately on a state visit.