Chief Sec, CoP discuss marine safety

Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis  -
Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis -

Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis has described his recent meeting with Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith as “fruitful.”

Speaking with Newsday on Monday, Dennis said he officially Griffith for the first time last week, via a virtual meeting, since being sworn in as Chief Secretary.

“We discussed primarily the Buccoo Marine Park and managing the space. He did give his commitment to ensure that specific officers are given the responsibility to partner with us to ensure that we enforce law and order at Pigeon Point, Store Bay and the entire marine park, and other tourism sites and attractions across Tobago.

“The meeting was fruitful, we had a very meaningful and energetic discussion,” he said.

During a post-Executive Council media briefing last month, Dennis promised to crackdown on reef boat operators who allow unsafe practices during trips, paying pay close attention to the popular Buccoo Marine Park. He said there is an existing policy governing unsafe practices that has not been implemented.

Additionally, Dennis said the state of crime in Tobago was also discussed.

“The commissioner also hinted to the fact that he wished other divisions in Trinidad were managing the situation as well as Tobago,” Dennis said.


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