Police are expected to be out in full force for this year’s Carnival in Chaguanas.
This was confirmed by ASP Richard Smith as he spoke with bandleaders at the Chaguanas Borough Administrative Complex on Tuesday night during a meeting with the police and the Chaguanas Carnival Committee (CCC).
Smith said random searches would be conducted and uniformed and plainclothes officers, would be out during celebrations.
He said the police would be assisted by Traffic Wardens and the Municipal Police.
In the face of "frightening crime statistics" both locally and across the region, many people are turning to private security firms for protection.
So said Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Fitzgerald Hinds at the closing ceremony for Caricom IMPACS workshop on the private security industry, at Customs House in Port-of-Spain.
A Caroni man appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of security guard Cleavon Frederick, which occurred on Wednesday 23rd January, 2019, in the Barataria district.
Leon Shukla, 22, of Kelly Village, Caroni, was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition when he appeared before Magistrate Marissa Gomez in the Port of Spain 1st Magistrates’ Court on Friday to answer to the charges.
The matter was adjourned to Thursday 7th February, 2019.
CNC3 today decided to check on reports that there is no security guarding the assets at Petrotrin's Point-a-Pierre compound as the company was officially closed today. We found the reports to be true.
The drive-through was conducted purely for news-related purposes and to demonstrate to the authorities the critical need to protect the country's assets.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith held talks today with Port of Spain mayor Joel Martinez to discuss security arrangements for the Christmas and Carnival season.
They also discussed the use of glass bottles by patrons during next year's Carnival celebrations as well as wrecking and street vending in the Capital city.
Commissioner Griffith and His Worship Martinez reaffirmed their commitment to deepen collaboration toward ensuring safety and security of all citizens who enter Port of Spain.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is calling on all police officers who can make themselves available to report for duty at 6:00 pm at the Police Training Academy in St. James.
In a press release, the Commissioner says he intends to significantly increase the police presence across the country over the next 24 hour to ensure safety and security for all.
He also asked officers who reside in other Divisions to report to their perspective police station.
This includes officers of the Western, Port of Spain and North Eastern Divisions.