Sunday 18 February, 2018

National Security Minister conducts Carnival Tuesday walkabout

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon along with members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) conducted a walkabout in Port of Spain on Carnival Tuesday after a series of crimes marred Carnival Monday celebrations.

Dillon, along with Chief of Defence Staff, Commodore Hayden Pritchard and Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams carried out a walkabout in Port of Spain. 

The walkabout comes after a series of crimes marred J'ouvert and Carnival Monday celebrations, including the robbery of a British couple which caused them to cut their visit to Trinidad and Tobago short.

In separate incidents, three persons were killed over the Carnival period, including a man who was stabbed to death during J'ouvert celebrations in San Fernando.

In a separate incident, a number of Bahamian tourists and a taxi driver were robbed on Saturday night and their cash and valuables were stolen while en route to a fete in Carenage on Saturday night.

Police also maintained a heavy presence during J'ouvert celebrations on Monday morning.

The killings follow assurances by both Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams and National Security Minister of a safe Carnival in light of a terror plot.

Eight persons are presently in custody in connection with the alleged threat.