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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.