Citizens can once again receive a Certificate of Character (CoC) from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
On March 16, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Curt Simon said the "technical matter" which led to the breakdown of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) would have been rectified by Wednesday March 22 to bring about some "temporary relief".
Today, TTPS Public Information Officer, Inspector Michelle Lewis told Guardian Media that on Friday, AFIS was fully functional once again and CoCs can be generated now.
Inspector Lewis added that what is in place now is not "temporary relief" but rather the entire system is functioning as it used to.
She could not tell Guardian Media what the "technical matter" was which led to the malfunction but she said local and international technicians worked on rectifying the problem.
CoC's could not have been issued since February 2023