(Trinidad Express) The Government on Monday claimed victory after planned sick-out action by police officers to stay at home for a day of “rest and reflection” crumbled with more than 80 per cent of the officers turning up for duty.
National Security Minister Brigadier John Sandy, Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs and the Government on Monday commended the officers for their dedication to duty after they rejected calls to stay away from the job.
In downtown Port of Spain there were more soldiers than police officers on foot patrol. However, there was a high presence of marked police vehicles patrolling in and around the city.
A response from the Government insisted the high turnout had bolstered the image of the dedicated men and women who continue to rank among the nation’s finest. The Government said it was grateful to officers for not abandoning their duties.