Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has made yet another appeal for the justice system to ensure that gun-toting assassins stay behind bars.
Commissioner Griffith says they’ve succeeded in reducing every other serious crime, while homicides remain a sticking point.
The top cop says the courts continue to make it tougher for him and his team of police officers to keep the streets safe for ordinary citizens, by releasing known shooters and gunmen back into society, far too quickly.
The Police Service is reminding citizens that the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority has designated specific no-fly zones as per Regulation 19 of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regulations for general drone operators.
The no-fly zones are Port of Spain, Chaguaramas, Caroni, Point-a-Pierre, Point Lisas, Point Fortin and Galeota areas.
Additionally, the police say drones are not to be operated:
• Within five (5) kilometres of any manned aircraft operation including the boundary of any airport;
Departures at Heathrow have been stopped after a drone was sighted, the airport says.
A Heathrow spokeswoman said the airport was working with police to "prevent any threat to operational safety".
She said: "As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate. We apologise to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause."
It comes after last month's disruption at Gatwick Airport after drones were reported.
The Ministry of National Security is advising that Port-of-Spain is a designated No Fly Zone with respect to the operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commonly referred to as drones, for the 56th Anniversary Independence Day Military Parade.
The ministry says this advisory is in keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Act and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regulation 19: Unmanned Aircraft Systems as well as the Authority’s prohibited and restricted areas (No Fly Zones) and operating guidelines for Trinidad and Tobago.
The Ministry of National Security is advising that the Port-of-Spain area has been designated as a 'No Fly Zone' for the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commonly referred to as drones, for the National Day of Remembrance on Sunday.
The Ministry says that this advisory is in keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Act and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regulations (TTCARs).
A statement by the Ministry is asking the public to observe the following:
The Ministry of National Security is asking for persons who own and operate drones, to be mindful of the dangers they pose and asking that they not be operated over mass gatherings.
The Ministry says there are also strict no-fly zones that prohibit the use of drones, which is says it will publish in the media soon. It is also pointing to strict law regarding laser lights.
The following is the statement from the Ministry of National Security: