Friday, July 12, 2013

Tobago Security: THA officials to meet with Minister George

Minister of National Security
Emmanuel George 
National Security Minister Emmanuel George and Tobago House of Assembly (THA) officials are expected to meet today to discuss security concerns in Tobago.

THA Chief Secretary Orville London will head the Assembly team at the meeting to be held from 9 a.m. at Mount Irvine Bay Hotel. The security meetings were held twice a year up to March 2012.
London had written former National Security minister Jack Warner in March reminding him of such meetings and one was finally fixed for May 14. 

However, Warner resigned the position and was replaced by George, who agreed to meet London.
According to a statement from the THA, among the issues to be discussed are: 

Construction of police stations at Old Grange and Roxborough; increase in the number of officers in the Tobago Police Division; concerns over communication challenges, transportation needs and the availability of essential equipment in the Tobago Division; plans to manage security in the unique Tobago environment; construction of Fire Service headquarters and fire stations in Tobago; security concerns at Scarborough Port and ANR Robinson Airport; adequate patrols and surveillance of other entry points to Tobago; traffic wardens; the role of the Defence Force in Tobago; and consistent disaggregation of the crime statistics for Tobago and Trinidad. 


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