Monday 30 November, 2020

Defacing of national emblems 'strictly prohibited'

The National Security Ministry says the defacing of the country’s national emblems is strictly prohibited.

In a statement from the Ministry on Friday, the public was reminded that the national emblems are regarded as sacrosanct and must be treated accordingly.

The statement follows the circulation of what appears to be a parody of T&T’s Coat of Arms on social media.

The country’s national emblems include the Coat of Arms, the National Flag and the National Flower (Chaconia).

“It is generally observed that during the Carnival season, revelers engage in displaying these emblems in a manner that is not usually in keeping with the highest regard associated with their use.”

“Citizens are encouraged to cherish and respect our symbols of Nationhood within our communities and in Cyberspace,” the Ministry stated.

The public is asked to ensure that at all times due respect, is paid to these emblems, the Ministry said.

The Ministry also took the opportunity to wish the public a safe and secure Carnival season.


See also: Defacing the Coat of Arms is illegal, says Attorney


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