Thursday 22 August, 2019

Watson Duke subject of police investigation

Following allegations that the President of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke pulled a fire alarm during a demonstration on Tuesday, an investigation has been launched by officers of the Arima CID.

LoopTT was told that if the allegations were true, then Duke was in breach of the Fire Services Act.

The section being looked at in particular was section 48 of the Act, where if a person causes a false alarm of fire can, if found liable, face a fine of $1,200 and three months imprisonment.

Investigations are said to be spearheaded by ASP Hospedales.

The incident is said to have taken place on Tuesday when the Association effected a walkout from First Citizens building along Woodford Street, Arima. 

It has been alleged that Duke pulled the fire alarm despite warnings from security officers on duty, after workers had gathered on the pavement.
 

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