Fathers cry for children LATT receives report on judicial appointments Protest against crime outside Parliament Body found in St Barb's identified EFCL appeals $1m for fired manager
N Touch
Saturday 23 June 2018
follow us
Letters to the Editor

Walkabout by cops a waste

THE EDITOR: I am yet to understand why there is need for the Police Commissioner, the Chief of Defence Staff and the heads of the other State security arms to be walking about Port of Spain on Carnival days with the Minister of National Security on what is, obviously, a publicity stunt.

On Carnival Tuesday, at least six senior police officers were in the party with acting Commissioner Stephen Williams. I see this as an absolute waste of supervisory manpower since those senior officers could have been providing a better service elsewhere. That walkabout is a charade, if you ask me.

In fact, the commissioner should have been on horseback with an orderly accompanying him and he should have been moving freely along the parade route and between the competition venues.

In days gone by, the commissioner, his deputies and assistant commissioners would have been on horseback. Everard Snaggs was the last commissioner to be seen atop a horse on Carnival days.

Please stop this charade and let the commissioner do what he should be doing on those days instead of “gallerying” through the town with the politicians.

God bless the late James Porter Reid and Francis Eustace Bernard for being true police commissioners.


Diego Martin


Reply to this story

Letters to the Editor

Ignore threat by Doodhai

THE EDITOR: The warning from TTUTA president Lynsley Doodhai to the Education Ministry that teachers…

Prepare for US meddling

THE EDITOR: More senior readers might remember when we had US ambassadors who openly told…