Chinese motorcycles for local police

A to­tal of 200 mo­tor­cy­cles are com­ing from Chi­na for use by the Po­lice Ser­vice, Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley an­nounced yes­ter­day dur­ing the con­tract sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny for the new bil­lion dol­lar Port- of- Spain Cen­tral Block yes­ter­day.

The Prime Min­is­ter said this was among some of the re­quests his Gov­ern­ment made for as­sis­tance and equip­ment from the Chi­nese Gov­erne­ment with re­gard to the pos­si­ble im­prove­ments in this coun­try.

He said, “I am ad­vised that as we speak that there are 200 mo­tor­cy­cles on the way for the po­lice ser­vice of Trinidad and To­ba­go to pro­vide im­proved pa­trolling of the streets not just from the traf­fic haz­ard but from a crime-fight­ing standpoint. We need to have more po­lice­men on our streets night and day,” said the Prime Min­is­ter at the Diplo­mat­ic Cen­tre.

He added: “And the Chi­nese Gov­ern­ment has as­sist­ed us with that by pro­vid­ing us with 200 mo­tor­bikes which can be made avail­able to the Po­lice Ser­vice in the very near fu­ture to en­sure our streets our bi-ways and high­ways and all our road­ways are prop­er­ly po­liced in an on­go­ing ba­sis by mov­ing pa­trols.”

- by Peter Christopher