Friday, September 2, 2011

State of Emergency in Trinidad & Tobago Update


Port of Spain. Over the last 24 hours, a total of one hundred and sixty seven persons [167] were arrested. Of the total arrests within the 24 hour period, twenty seven [27] were gang related, one [1] homicide, thirty five [35] drug related, two [2] persons were arrested for firearm related charges, fifty nine [59] persons were arrested for outstanding warrants, five [5] were arrested for breach of curfew, twenty two [22] were arrested for traffic offences, with ninety six [96] tickets issued and thirteen [13] persons were arrested for other serious offences. Three [3] others were arrested for other offences. One firearm and fifteen rounds of ammunition were also seized.

To date, a total of one thousand, one hundred and forty three [1143] persons have been arrested, with three hundred and sixty six [366] arrests related to gangs, two hundred and sixteen [216] related to drug offences, two hundred and twenty eight [228] related to outstanding warrants, one hundred and eighty one [181] related to other serious offences, eighty two [82] related to breach of curfew, and thirty [30] related to homicide.

Additionally, the Coast Guard acting on intelligence seized a vessel with two (2) male Trinidadians along with two (2) male Jamaicans and confiscated a quantity of cocaine with a street value of $3.2 million dollars on board the vessel.

Issued by the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications
State of Emergency [SOE] Communications

Of course there's much more going on as well and we will know later today whether or not the curfew times have been changed.

This came about not just because of a much needed  major crackdown on  crime and the drug shipments coming into and through this country but because a plan to assassinate the Prime Minister and the Attorney General was uncovered.


  1. Oh my goodness. That doesn't sound good Bee. What a shame, so much crime in such a beautiful place. Perhaps we humans do not deserve this beautiful planet!
    Be safe!

  2. We are being safe Star thank you so much. I think the most worrying thing is even if you are a good citizen, living under a SOE can be somewhat scary as you lose your rights. Not necessarily under the curfew which doesn't worry me at all but the very fact that you are living under martial law and if they want to invade your home for whatever reason, they can.

    The SOE, after a three day debate in Parliament was today extended to three months.

  3. Well,I know this country for many years and there is an urgent need to fight crime.Kamla made the right decision. It was just a shame for the whole nation to have a criminal free who occupied parliament some years ago. Kamla's UNC colleague and former PM Basdeo helped this criminal to get out of this crime without a penalty.T&T is unique. Ever since Peter Taut was murdered in Tobago I realized action is needed to get rid of all this nasty criminals.

  4. Well Bushman it's a pity I can't get to your page but it's alleged that Mr Panday was paid 11 million TT$ per annum to stay in Opposition.

    It was very sad about Peter Taut as indeed it is sad for all the others who have lost their lives (and I personally know several) unnecessarily in this nation where life has become so cheap.


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