Tuesday, December 11 2007
CARONI EAST MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh yesterday expressed cautious optimism that a crime wave affecting his constituency over the last month, would be curbed by a heightened presence of security forces in the coming days.
Gopeesingh said he received assurances from National Security Minister Martin Joseph that Government will ensure the DNA Bill and the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Amendment Bill (breathalyser legislation) would be en-forced during the Ninth Parliament which convenes next Monday.
In a statement, Joseph assured Gopeesingh the police would put measures in place to address the concerns of Caroni East constituents.
Police Commissioner Trevor Paul said additional police officers have been assigned to the Las Lomas Number One and Two areas following concerns raised by residents. In addition, Paul said joint army-police patrols and operations by the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Guard and Emergency Branch in Caroni East have intensified.
“We are considering the request for a permanent police post (in Las Lomas) but we will only be able to make that determination after we have completed a feasibility study on the construction of such a post,” Paul added.
Gopeesingh confirmed he met with Minister Joseph and CoP Paul and other top officials at the ministry’s Temple Court office in Port-of-Spain.
The Caroni East MP said while he and the rest of the Opposition was prepared to work with the Government to deal with the country’s crime problem, it did not want more “ole talk” but wanted action.
Now now now Timmy boy....ah know as ah Gynoe yuh does be in cont whole day. But da doh mean to say you have to be one too.
You really expect these fockin incompetent assholes to do anything. How much promises are you goin to take from the fockin PNM before yuh realise that they always fail.
Yuh forget these fellas know who the criminals are, how they use them for the previous election, how they get contracts and generally how the fock they profit under the PNM.
Yuh really expect dem to do something....come Timmy, get masculine, ah know all dem cyat musbe have yuh lil totolbay.