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Media Release – Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard confirms two vessels involved in oil spill incident 14.02.2024

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) has confirmed that at least two vessels were involved in the oil spill incident that has been engaging the attention of multiple agencies in Trinidad and Tobago.

Media Release – Stakeholders meet at Sensitisation Workshop to bolster Cyber Security Effort 06.02.2024

Cybercrime and threats to cyber security pose a serious concern and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is taking swift and decisive steps to minimise the costly negative impact on the country and its citizens.

Media Release – Counter Trafficking Unit plans new Digital System to help fight Human Trafficking 06.02.2024

The Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU) of the Ministry of National Security plans to implement a digital Case Management system that will serve as a repository of all data related to the trafficking in persons.

Comunicado de Prensa – Una extensión de la exención de los permisos de trabajo para los nacionales venezolanos registrados en Trinidad y Tobago 10.01.2024

El ministerio de la seguridad nacional desea aconsejar que la duración de la exención para los Permisos de Trabajo concedidos a los nacionales venezolanos en Trinidad y Tobago, los que han enviados sus documentos de renovación entre el 20 de junio 2023 y el 11 de agosto 2023, ha sido extendido hasta el 31 de diciembre

Media Release – Work Permit Exemption Extended for Registered Venezuelan Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago 11.01.2024

The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise that the duration of the Work Permit Exemption granted to Venezuelan nationals in Trinidad and Tobago, who submitted renewal documents between June 20, 2023 and August 11, 2023, has been extended to December 31, 2024.

Media Release – Flying of the National Flag at Half-Mast following the passing of Former Prime Minister Mr. Basdeo Panday

The Ministry of National Security is advising all state and non-state agencies; and Trinidad and Tobago diplomatic missions abroad, that the National Flag of Trinidad and Tobago is to be flown at half-mast TODAY, beginning immediately (Tuesday January 02, 2024) in observance of the passing of former Prime Minister...

Media Release – Ministry of National Security Welcomes New Regiment Recruits 20.12.2023

One hundred and thirteen (113) recruits have been initiated into the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (TTR), which is tasked with defending and providing safety and security for Trinidad and Tobago.

Media Release – National Security Council announces review of certain aspects of the TTPS’ operations following incident at Courts Megastore

The National Security Council, chaired by the Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, announces its decision to initiate the conduct of an immediate review of the relevant laws, regulations, and practices, surrounding certain aspects of the operations of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Media Release – Ministry of National Security receives Information Technology Equipment under the Pace Justice Programme

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. received, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, twenty-six (26) desktop computers with monitors and two (2) colour laser printers, as part of the Partnership of the Caribbean and the European Union on Justice...

Media Release – New Passport E-Appointment Platform Launched

The Ministry of National Security advises that the online passport appointment system has been updated with the establishment of a new eAppointment platform; and that the previous website for scheduling passport application appointments www.ttpassport.info has been discontinued.

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets with High Commissioner for Jamaica

On Wednesday December 06, 2023, the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., received a courtesy call from High Commissioner for Jamaica to Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency, Natalie Campbell-Rodriquez at the Ministry of National Security Head Office, 31-33 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain

Media Release – Ministry of National Security receives handheld metal detectors from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The Ministry of National Security received a donation of twenty (20) handheld metal detectors, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), for use by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and the Customs and Excise Division, Ministry of Finance.

Media Release – Minister Hinds Overseas On Official Business

The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise that Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., is overseas on official business and that beginning November 14, 2023,

PUBLIC NOTICE – National Day of Remembrance (Memorial Day Parade) 2023

: The Ministry of National Security will host the traditional National Day of Remembrance (Memorial Day) Parade on Sunday November 12, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park, Frederick Street, Port of Spain.

Media Release – Ministry of National Security’s Immigration Division Receives Electronic Magnifiers from the Federal Republic of Germany

The Ministry of National Security’s Immigration Division received a donation of twenty-five (25) electronic handheld magnifiers, from the German Federal Police, facilitated by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Trinidad and Tobago.

Media Release – Approved Minister’s Permits ready for collection by Registered Venezuelan Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago 30.10.2023

The Ministry of National Security wishes to inform that the fourth tranche of approved Minister’s Permits, granted to Venezuelan nationals in Trinidad and Tobago who registered under the Migrant Registration Framework, will be ready for collection with effect from October 31, 2023.

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets with Ambassador of the United States of America

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds MP, held a meeting with the Ambassador of the United States of America to Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Candace Bond, and officials of the Ministry of National Security and the US Embassy on Wednesday October 25, 2023.

Media Release – Minister Hinds meets with Ambassador of Colombia

On October 18, 2023 the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds MP; Minister of National Security, received a courtesy call from His Excellency William Bush, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia.

Media Release – Coast Guard bolsters Operational Capacity with new AUSTAL Maintenance Facility

At an official handover ceremony held on Tuesday October 17, 2023 Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds MP; officially handed over the newly constructed AUSTAL Maintenance Facility to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets with Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Affairs of the EEAS, EU

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. met with Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Affairs of the European External Action Service (EEAS), European Union (EU), Ms. Helena König, on Wednesday October 11, 2023.

Media Release – National Security Agencies Receive Regional Search and Rescue Training

Thirty-six (36) members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF), the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS), are now equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively respond and conduct search and rescue operations...

Media Release – Twenty-five Graduated Officers take up duties at the Immigration Detention Centre

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds MP; was on hand to congratulate twenty-five newly graduated Immigration Detention Centre Officers, at an official ceremony held on October 04, 2023.

Media Release – Approved Minister’s Permits ready for collection by Registered Venezuelan Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago 10.10.2023

The Ministry of National Security wishes to inform that the third tranche of approved Minister’s Permits, granted to Venezuelan nationals in Trinidad and Tobago who registered under the Migrant Registration Framework, will be ready for collection with effect from October 11, 2023.

Media Release – Approved Minister’s Permits ready for collection by Registered Venezuelan Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago

The Ministry of National Security wishes to inform that the second tranche of approved Minister’s Permits, granted to Venezuelan nationals in Trinidad and Tobago who registered under the Migrant Registration Framework, will be ready for collection with effect from September 26, 2023.

Media Release – Minister’s Permits Ready for Collection for Registered Venezuelan Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago

The Ministry of National Security wishes to inform that the first batch of Minister’s Permits, for Venezuelan nationals in Trinidad and Tobago, who applied for renewals under the Migrant Registration Framework, between June 21 and August 11, 2023, will be ready for collection during the period September 04 to 08, 2023.

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets with Ambassador of Chile

On August 24, 2023, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. met with His Excellency Hernan Nuñez Montenegro, Ambassador of Chile.

Media Release – Minister of National Security hosts meeting of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons and its Working Groups

On August 21, 2023, Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. hosted and chaired a meeting of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons.

PUBLIC NOTICE – 2023 Independence Day Military Parade

The 61st Anniversary Independence Day Military Parade will be staged at the Queen’s Park Savannah, on Thursday 31st August 2023, commencing at 7:30 a.m.

Media Release – Minister of National Security welcomes Regional Armoury Management Training Course

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. delivered remarks during the Opening Ceremony for the Regional Armoury Management Training Course.

Public Advisory: Noise Disruption – Independence Day Military Parade 2023

The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise the public of upcoming Rehearsals and the Parade for the Independence Day Military Parade 2023. These events will take place at the following days, times and venues:

Media Release – Minister of National Security receives Courtesy Call from United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative

On Thursday August 17, 2023, the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., met with Mr. Ugo Blanco, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme.

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets with Head of Office, United Nations Population Fund

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. hosted a meeting with Head of Office, United Nations Population Fund, Ms. Aurora Noguera Ramkissoon, on Tuesday August 15, 2023.

Media Release – Minister Hinds commends National Security Officers for service in 2022

At an official ceremony held on Friday August 11, 2023, twelve officers received commendations in recognition of their outstanding work over the year 2022.

Media Release – Registration Period Extended for Work Permit Exemption for Registered Venezuelan Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago

Registered Venezuelan nationals who were issued with Minister's Permits and Migrant Registration Cards are invited to visit the relevant Immigration Division, Enforcement Unit office up to the extended deadline date of Friday 11 August, 2023 to process their extended permits and update their Registration Cards.

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Stakeholders meet to discuss Integrated Planning

Representatives of National Disaster Offices and Climate Change Focal Points from eighteen Caribbean countries, as well as officials from related regional and international agencies, met in Trinidad and Tobago for a Caribbean Regional Workshop...

Regiment and Air Guard Commanding Officers receive Instruments of Appointment from Minister of National Security

Two (2) senior members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF), serving in leadership roles, have received letters of promotion and appointment from Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P.

Public Advisory – Ransomware Prevention and Response

The Ministry of National Security’s Trinidad and Tobago Cyber Security Incident Response Team (TT-CSIRT) urges all organizations to take the necessary precautions to mitigate against rising ransomware attacks in Trinidad and Tobago.

Media Release – SEACOP Phase V Stakeholders meet to advance efforts to Counter Maritime Trafficking

On Friday June 30, 2023, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., chaired a meeting of the National Steering Committee for the Seaport Corporation Project (SEACOP) Phase V.

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets with Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. met with Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Maninder Sidhu on Monday July 03, 2023.

Media Release – Minister Hinds meets with Assistant Executive Secretary of OAS-CICAD

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. received a courtesy call on June 13, 2023 from Assistant Executive Secretary, Organization of American States, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (OAS-CICAD), Ms. Angela Crowdy.

Comunicado De Prensa – Prolongación De Exención Del Permiso De Trabajo Para Venezolanos En Trinidad y Tobago Registrados Previamente

El Ministerio de Seguridad Nacional desea informar que la duración de la Exención del Permiso de Trabajo que fue otorgada a los venezolanos en Trinidad y Tobago registrados bajo el Marco de Registro de Migrantes ha sido prolongado hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2023.

Media Release – Work Permit Exemption Extended for Registered Venezuelan Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago

The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise that the duration of the Work Permit Exemption granted to Venezuelan nationals in Trinidad and Tobago, registered under the Migrant Registration Framework, has been extended to December 31, 2023.

Media Release – Ministry of National Security receives Maritime Security Search and Seizure Training Equipment from Canada and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

On Wednesday May 24, 2023, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. received on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, a donation of Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Kit and Equipment, as well as Consumables for Capital Assets of the TTDF

Media Statement – Inaccurate Reporting of Minister Hinds Comments in Express Editorial (May 18, 2023)

The Ministry of National Security has taken note of the Editorial appearing in today’s edition (May 18, 2023) of the Express Newspapers headlined: “A report to take on board”. In this editorial, the publisher, represented by Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Omatie Lyder, referenced a statement by the Minister...

Media Release – Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Appointed

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. presented Instruments of Appointment to persons who will serve as members of the new Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB), which is under the purview of the Ministry of National Security.

Media Release – Minister of National Security welcomes Trafficking in Persons Advisor

Strong security relations with the United States of America and key partners were reinforced on Friday May 05, 2023 when Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., hosted a meeting with Ambassador of the United States of America to Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Candace Bond, and official

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets with Chinese Ambassador

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. met with Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Fang Qiu on Tuesday May 09, 2023, to discuss the continued partnership between our two countries, regarding matters relating to national security and public...

Media Statement – Extension to the Years of Service of Commissioner of Police

On Thursday May 4th, 2023, the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago, in accordance with Section 75 of the Police Service Act, Chapter 15:01, agreed and confirmed an extension to the years of service of Mrs. Erla Harewood-Christopher, Commissioner of Police in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), for the period May

Media Statement – Minister Hinds congratulates the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force on its 113 year anniversary

As Minister of National Security, I wish to sincerely congratulate the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force, on reaching its 113th year of the existence, in the service of our nation's youth and Country.

Media Release – Ministry of National Security receives disaster relief equipment from the People’s Republic of China

On Friday April 28, 2023, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., received on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, a donation of Disaster Response Equipment from the People’s Republic of China, which was presented by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary..

Media Release – National Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Month 2023 Launched with Public Alert Notification System

A Public Alert Notification System (PANS) has been launched as part of this year’s National Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Month (NDPPM). The NDPPM 2023 initiative was launched on Friday April 28, 2023, at the Alternate National Emergency Operations Centre (ANEOC), Pineapple Drive, Mausica.

Media Release – Minister of National Security receives the 2023 Caribbean Firearms Study

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., was formally presented with a copy of The Caribbean Firearms Study 2023 by the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) and the Small Arms Survey (SAS) at the Official Launch Ceremony of their joint publication on Wednesday....

Media Release – Minister Hinds participates in Fourth CBSI TWG Meeting on Preventing Illicit Trafficking of Firearms

“It takes a network, to defeat a network.” These were the words from Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., while delivering the Keynote Address during the Opening Ceremony of the Fourth Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) Technical Working Group Meeting on Preventing Illicit....

Media Release – Minister of National Security participates in Launch of Operation CARISICA

Enhancing regional resilience against Trafficking in Persons and Transnational Organized Crime was the focus, when officials attended a Pre-Operational Meeting for Operation CARISICA (OCASI) from April 24-26, 2023 at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, Port of Spain.

Media Release – Bolstering Evidence Storage Capacity at the Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre

The Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre (TTFSC) has received, for the purpose of evidence storage, a new forty (40) foot container furnished with secured fabricated cages and shelves, barcode scanners and a laptop computer.

Media Release – 2023 Preparation for Release Programme launched in the nation’s Prisons

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., on March 07, 2023, joined Vision on Mission (VOM) and the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service to launch the 2023 Preparation for Release Programme within the country’s prison system.

Public Notice – Request for Public Information

The Ministry of National Security is seeking information from members of the public on the character and suitability of applicants who are being considered for enlistment in the Immigration Detention Centre, Ministry of National Security.

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets Newly Appointed Defence Attaché of Venezuela

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. received a courtesy call from the newly appointed Defence Attaché of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Vice Admiral Reinaldo Jose Leon Fajardo, on March 03, 2023.

Media Release- Trinidad and Tobago Hosts UNATT Expert Workshop

Trinidad and Tobago Hosts UNATT Expert Workshop

Public Notice – Notice of Closure of Ministry of National Security offices on Monday 20 February, 2023 and Tuesday 21 February, 2023

The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise that its offices located at 31-33 (Temple Court 1) and 52-60 (Temple Court 2) Abercromby Street, Port of Spain will be CLOSED to the general public on Monday 20 February, 2023 and Tuesday 21 February, 2023 (Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday).

Media Release – Women’s Prison Greenhouse and Youth Training and Rehabilitation Centre Grow Room Commissioned

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. joined the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service for a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Friday February 10, 2023 to formally open the Women’s Prison Greenhouse and Youth Training and Rehabilitation Centre (YTRC) Grow Room.

Media Release – Payment of Salaries to Officers of the Immigration Detention Centre

The Ministry of National Security has noted a media report which stated that officers attached to the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) have not been paid their salaries since November.

Media Release – Ministry of National Security signs Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

On Wednesday January 18, 2023, Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. presided over the signing of a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of National Security and The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus.

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets with High Commissioner of Canada

On Tuesday January 03, 2023, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds MP; Minister of National Security received a courtesy call from the recently accredited High Commissioner of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Arif Keshani at the Ministry of National Security, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.

Media Release – Ministry of National Security advances efforts in the Construction of a New Trinidad And Tobago Forensic Science Centre

On Monday December 19, 2022, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., hosted a Signing Ceremony for an Exchange of Letters with regard to the construction of a new Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre.

Media Release – Minister of National Security presents Instruments of Appointment to Members of the Protective Services Compensation Committee

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. presented the Instruments of Appointment on Wednesday December 07, 2022 at the Ministry of National Security.

Media Release – Minister of National Security Participates in Caribbean Medicolegal and Forensic Science Symposium

Local, regional and international experts in clinical forensic medicine and the criminal justice system are meeting in Trinidad and Tobago for the 6th Caribbean Medicolegal and Forensic Symposium. The Symposium is being held during the period Friday November 18, 2022 to Saturday November 19, 2022.

MEDIA RELEASE – Minister of National Security meets with regional and international officials following launch of the CARICOM Crime Gun Intelligence Unit

On Monday November 14, 2022, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., received a courtesy call from officials of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...

MEDIA RELEASE – Ministry of National Security’s Counter Trafficking Unit Advances Collaboration with the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago with Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

Efforts to strengthen cooperation between the Ministry of National Security’s Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU) and the Ministry of Finance’s Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (FIUTT) are underway, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties.

Media Release – National Stakeholders participate in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Workshop

Local and international stakeholders met in Trinidad and Tobago for a Workshop to share national, regional and international perspectives on 'Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE)’.

Public Notice – Closure of Cashiers Units at Ministry of National Security Offices on 30.09.2022

Members of the public are advised that the Cashier’s Unit at the Ministry of National Security, Temple Court II, 52–60 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain and three Immigration Offices will be closed from 9:00 a.m. on Friday September 30, 2022.

Media Release – Minister of National Security participates in Consultation on the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism

On Monday September 12, 2022, Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. participated in a high-level dialogue at the first Meeting of Consultation of States Parties to the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, hosted virtually by the Organization of American

Media Release- National Flag to be Flown at Half-Mast for Her Majesty the Queen

National Flag to be Flown at Half-Mast for Her Majesty the Queen

Media Release – Minister of National Security Commissions New Learning Centre at the Youth Transformation Rehabilitation Centre for Females

Efforts to enhance the delivery of rehabilitative programmes at the nation’s prisons have been set in train with the commissioning of a new Learning Centre at the Youth Transformation Rehabilitation Centre for Females (YTRCF), Golden Grove Road, Arouca.

Media Release – Law Enforcement and Protective Services Officers receive training on Identifying Synthetic Drugs

The National Drug Council of the Ministry of National Security, working in collaboration with the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States (CICAD/OAS), (August 22 2022), held the opening ceremony for the National Training Seminar for the Detection and Identification of...

Media Release- Minister Hinds meets with US Officials on Counter Trafficking Issues

Minister Hinds meets with US Officials on Counter Trafficking Issues

Media Release – Minister Hinds meets with French Ambassador

Minister Hinds meets with French Ambassador

Media Release – Minister of National Security meets with Immigration Officers

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. met with immigration officers on Friday July 22, 2022, to continue dialogue on issues affecting the organization as well as enhancing service delivery.

Media Release – Minister of National Security commends Members of the Regiment for apprehending robbery suspects

Two (2) Lance Corporals of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (TTR), have received commendations from Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. for their keen sense of awareness and quick action in apprehending three (3) robbery suspects on Antigua Road, in the vicinity of the Cumuto Barracks, on

Minister of National Security participates in High-Level Seminar on Narcotic Smuggling in the Caribbean Region

On June 27, 2022, the Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. participated in a High-Level Seminar...

Minister Hinds Welcomes New Parliamentary and Transit Police Officers

The Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. has urged new Police Officers..

Minister of National Security meets with Nigeria National Defence College Delegation

Leading the Nigeria National Defence College delegation, Air Commodore Olusola Frederick Akinboyewa expressed appreciation...

Minister of National Security opens Prison Service’s Inmates Art Exhibition

Delivering remarks at the Opening Ceremony for the Exhibition...

Minister of National Security inspects CCTV System at the Maximum Security Prison

The upgrade of the CCTV System at the Maximum Security Prison...

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security meets with Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security meets with Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China...

Minister Of National Security and Head Of The European Union In Trinidad And Tobago Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago...

Minister of National Security meets with Ambassador of Venezuela

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. received a courtesy call from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary...

Minister of National Security meets with Management and Staff of the Immigration Division

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., on Wednesday May 11, 2022, met with the management...

Minister Hinds Welcomes the GRACE Project

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. joined the Commissioner of Police, Mr. McDonald Jacob and other members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police...

Minister Hinds Reopens Police Post in St Marys Moruga

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. joined the Commissioner of Police...

Minister of National Security participates in UNDRR Caribbean Regional Workshop

Disaster management stakeholders from regional National Disaster Offices, Statistics Offices and Meteorological Services, in twenty-two (22) Caribbean countries;

Minister of National Security Welcomes the Launch of Vision on Mission’s Triangle of Hope Programme

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. joined Vision on Mission (VOM)...

Increased Cyber Activity In Trinidad And Tobago And The Region

Trinidad and Tobago Cyber Security Incident Response Team (TT-CSIRT) of the Ministry of National Security has observed...

Minister Of National Security Opens The Trinidad And Tobago Police Credit Union’s New Head Office

Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. joined the Trinidad and Tobago Police Credit Union...

Minister Hinds Overseas On Official Business

The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise that Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M...

Minister Of National Security Welcomes Handover Of New Vehicles To Trinidad And Tobago Police Service

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) received a welcomed boost to their response capabilities on Thursday April 14, 2022...

Minister of National Security opens Cadet Force Training Camp

Minister of National Security opens Cadet Force Training Camp

Work Permit Exemption Extended for Re-Registered Venezuelan Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago

Work Permit Exemption Extended for Re-Registered Venezuelan Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago

Comunicado de Prensa – Se ha extendido la Exención del Carnet del Registro Migratoria para los Ciudadanos Venezolanos en Trinidad y Tobago que ya se reinscribieron

Comunicado de Prensa - Se ha extendido la Exención del Carnet del Registro Migratoria para los Ciudadanos Venezolanos en Trinidad y Tobago que ya se reinscribieron

Minister of National Security presents Instruments of Appointment to the NTFWG

Minister of National Security presents Instruments of Appointment to the NTFWG

Minister Commends IATF Officers

Minister Commends IATF Officers

Ministry of National Security Welcomes New Regiment Recruits

Ministry of National Security Welcomes New Regiment Recruits

Minister of National Security meets with Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Minister of National Security meets with Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Immigration Detention Centre Receives Donation Of Sporting Items From Embassy Of Colombia

Port of Spain: The Ministry of National Security has received a donation of sporting items from the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia for the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). Permanent Secretary (Ag.) in the Ministry of National Security Ms. Nataki Atiba-Dilchan accepted the items on behalf of the Ministry...

New Firefighting Equipment Commissioned For The Fire Service

Port of Spain: Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. has commissioned seven (7) Utility Vehicles and twenty (20) Double Extension Ladders for the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS). A brief Commissioning Ceremony was held today, Thursday March 17, 2022 at the Trinidad and Tobago...

Minister Of National Security And U.S. Officials Discuss Countering Illicit Trafficking In Firearms

Port of Spain: Trinidad and Tobago’s bilateral relationship with the United States of America was strengthened on Friday March 11, 2022 when Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. met with officials from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...

Minister Hinds Urges Continued Collaboration Between All Of The Agencies Of National Security As A Springboard To Greater Success

Port of Spain: Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds, MP is encouraging the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and all other National Security Agencies to continue working together steadfastly, using the well-settled inter-agency approach. The Minister is of the view, that it is...

Minister Of National Security Meets With United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction Delegation

Port of Spain: Today, Tuesday March 01, 2022, Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., along with Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Senator the Honourable Kazim Hosein, met with a visiting delegation from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)...

Ministry Of National Security Welcomes New Prisons Officers

Two hundred and thirty-seven (237) recruits were inducted into the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service, today, Tuesday February 15, 2022, tasked with a mandate to ensure public safety through the rehabilitation of offenders.

Venezuelan Repatriation Exercise

The Ministry of National Security advises that on the afternoon of February 11, 2022, in keeping with established protocols, between the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and its Venezuelan counterparts, a second repatriation exercise was completed at the border between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Conducts Repatriation Exercise with Venezuelan Counterparts

The Ministry of National Security advises that on the morning of 11 February 2022, in keeping with established protocols, between the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and its Venezuelan counterparts, a repatriation exercise was completed at the border between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

Minister Hinds: The Life of Every Citizen is Important

The Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. listened carefully to criticisms and the furore raised by the Political Opposition to comments that he made, during an interview with TV6 Host Fazeer Mohammed, on the Morning Edition Programme of Monday February 7, 2022.

Ministry of National Security continues to counter human trafficking with prosecutions 02.02.2022

A man charged with human trafficking appeared before the Chaguanas Magistrate Court today, Wednesday 02 February, 2022. He has been remanded into custody and the court matter was adjourned to Monday February 07, 2022.

Minister of National Security meets with Venezuelan Ambassador 28 01 2022

The bilateral relationship between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, was reinforced when the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P., hosted a farewell courtesy call on Wednesday January 26, 2022 with the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Ve

MNS Counter Trafficking Unit delivers special training to Coast Guard Officers 28 01 2022

The Ministry of National Security’s Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU) is equipping Coast Guard Officers with the necessary expertise for Effective Screening for Human Trafficking indicators.

Ministry of National Security advances collaboration with Canada with Signing of Memorandum of Understanding 26.01.2022

Efforts to bolster Trinidad and Tobago’s relations with Canada continue following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Correctional Service of Canada and the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.

Minister Hinds Participates in UK MAPPA Workshop 25 01 2022

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald E. Hinds M.P. delivered opening remarks at the Counter Terrorism Applications of the United Kingdom (UK) Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Model today, January 25, 2022.