Local government elections will take place on November 28.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made the announcement during a post-cabinet press briefing on Thursday.
Police have arrested a Laventille man who was wanted for a double murder in Port-of-Spain and seized a quantity of marijuana following exercises on Wednesday. The murder suspect was held walking along George Street, Port-of-Spain. According to reports, members of the Inter Agency Task Force were on mobile patrol around 6.15 pm when they were told that the 28-year-old suspect was on George Street. He was wanted for questioning in the murder of Ishmael Bain and Derrick “Warlord” Joseph on January 6 at Nelson Street.
In the other incidents Wednesday, the Northern Division Task Force seized 32 kilogrammes of marijuana after searching a home on Wharf Trace, St Joseph, around 8.30 pm. The owner of the house fled when police arrived. The drug has an estimated street value of $480,000. Police also found three pairs of camouflage pants, a camouflage shirt and a scale.
And between 3.30 and 10 pm, police from the Northern Division working in the Arouca and Sangre Grande areas arrested two people for possession of 215.1 grammes of marijuana with an estimated street value of $3,226.50. A 30-year-old man of Windy Hill, Arouca, was held with 155 grammes of marijuana and a 35-year-old woman from Picton Road, Sangre Grande was held with 60.1 grammes.