Trinidad names new curfew hot spots

(Trinidad Express) – Eleven new areas in addition to the country’s maritime boundary have been deemed “hot spots”, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said.

As such the 11 areas including three nautical miles off the country’s coastline became subjected to the 11 pm to 4 am curfew from yesterday.

Persad-Bissessar made the announcement yesterday following a seven-hour-long meeting of the National Security Council held at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair, Port of Spain, earlier in the day.

The 11 new “hot spots” are Carli Bay, Maloney, Moruga, Cedros, Claxton Bay, Toco, Dow Village in California, La Horquetta, Windy Hill in Arouca, McBean in Couva and Chase Village in Carapichaima.

“In addiction to those areas on land we will also have curfew imposed around the 362 kilometres of our Trinidad and Tobago coastline and that will extend outward, outland three nautical miles,” Persad-Bissessar said.

“Based on the intelligence we have from the Police and the Army the boundaries will be demarcated. We will work on that (today) and those will be demarcated in the exact way we would want to have gazetted for those areas to include in the curfew,” Persad-Bissessar.

Persad-Bissessar said the electoral districts and polling division will be used to differentiate the new “hot spots”.
Persad-Bissessar said when the State of Emergency was declared for House Speaker Occah Seapaul in 1995, a single street was placed under curfew.

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