PM to CoP: Everyone must feel brunt of covid19 laws
The Prime Minister sent a message to Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith that people at parties during covid19 health restrictions must feel the full brunt of the law.
At a press conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s, Dr Rowley said he expected “firm and sustained law enforcement” applied to every person regardless of their status in TT, especially as some people seemed to respond only to being restrained.
He said while he could not tell the CoP who to arrest or how to apply the law, it must be applied to protect the people of TT.
“In TT we expect the law to be applied to every person regardless of race, colour, creed, class or social standing. Because those who believe they are beyond the reach of this virus, you could say so for yourself, and that may suit you in comforting your irresponsible conduct but in so doing you pose a threat to the rest of our national community.”
Griffith has come under fire from the public over how police let people off with a warning at a party held at Bayside Towers, Cocorite, a luxury residential complex.
Rowley added that there would be no further restrictions as a lockdown could only slow the spread, which would speed up again when people return to regular activities. He said there was no treatment for covid19 and no vaccine for the virus was “around the corner” so encouraged people to stop the spread of the virus by being disciplined and following health guidelines and restrictions.
"PM to CoP: Everyone must feel brunt of covid19 laws"