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Trinidad & Tobago: State of Emergency Comes to an End

By Sue Richards last modified Dec 07, 2011 01:54 PM

Published: 2011-12-07 13:54:44
Countries: Trinidad & Tobago

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has ended the State of Emergency (SOE) on the two islands. The decision was made by Ministers and the SOE officially ended at midnight on Monday 5th December 2011.

Prime Minister Kamala Persad-Bissessar declared the State of Emergency on 21st August 2011, imposing a curfew in certain areas of Trinidad, including Chaguaramas. Tobago remained curfew free.

Political parties in Trinidad have all agreed that crime has fallen during the 106 days since the SOE was imposed.

In Tobago, the effect of the SOE was negligible, with no obvious increase in police or army presence.

Operations Director of Store Bay Marine Services, Tobago, John Stickland, says: “Many businesses in Trinidad and Tobago backed the State of Emergency. It is encouraging that crime fell during the time it was in place. The curfew in Trinidad was lifted a number of weeks ago which means cruisers are free to move between the two islands at any time.

“Tobago is open for business and we're looking forward to welcoming cruisers from all over the Caribbean. Come south and discover what Tobago has to offer.”

For more information contact John Stickland at [email protected] or ring +18683905408.