State of Emergency in Trinidad

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State of Emergency in Trinidad | Curfew is limited to "Hot Spots"

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar addressed the nation tonight and announced a 'limited' state of emergency in the crime infested areas of the country. The State of Emergency goes into effect from 12:00 midnight tonight after the President signs the document making the declaration effective immediately.

This means that the military will now augment the police service and will patrol the crime hot spots with a mandate to seize and arrest persons caught breaking the law. This act by the government will be severely criticized even though it was expected for some time now. The 'limited' State of Emergency will last for 15 days and could be extended after consultation with Cabinet regarding the effectiveness of the 'lockdown'. Accordingly, there will be in place a curfew from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.

The country is heading in the wrong direction with a spate of killings that are mind boggling. We can only hope that the government and people of the country can put a stop to the mindless killings taking place every day. If they can't then only divine intervention could help Trinidad!

Article Updated: 08/22/2011

The following is a list of  the "hot spots" that fall under the 'Limited State of Emergency':

The City of Port of Spain

St. James East

St. James West


Northern Port of Spain

Belmont East

Belmont North & West

Southern Port of Spain

East Dry River

St. Ann’s River South

St. Ann’s River Central

St. Ann’s River North

Belmont South

The City of San Fernando


Les Efforts East/Cipero

Les Efforts West/La Romain

Marabella East

Marabella South/Vistabella

Marabella West

Mon Repos/Navet


Spring Vale/Paradise

The Borough of Arima


Arima North East

Arima West

Arima Central




The Borough of Chaguanas



Enterprise North

Enterprise South




Munroe Road/Caroni Savannah

The San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation

Maracas Bay/Santa Cruz/La Fillette

Febeau/Bourg Mulatresse

Morvant/Upper Malick

San Juan West/Caledonia

St. Ann’s/Cascade/Mon Repos West

St. Barb’s Chinapoo


Success/Trou Macaque

Aranguez/Warner Village


Petit Bourg/Champ Fleurs/Mt. Lambert

San Juan East

The Diego Martin Regional Corporation


Goodwood/La Puerta


Diamond Vale

Morne Coco/Alyce Glen

Petit Valley/Cocorite

St. Lucien/Cameron Hill

Belle Vue/Bossiere #1

Moka/Bossiere #2

Source for this list:

Things may be bad at this time but since we belong to the land of Calypso let us take a deep breath, relax and listen to Lord Kitchener's song 'Curfew Time'.

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