Police in Trinidad Continue Protest

This media house understands that the protest took the form of officers reporting sick and as a result, security at the homes of Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Chief Justice Ivor Archie were affected.

The Trinidad Express newspaper reported that scores of police officers stayed off their jobs; most of them from the Guard and Emergency Branch (GEB) and a result the homes of top government officials were left unprotected before standby replacements were sent.

Police stations throughout the country were deserted and there was high absenteeism on Monday in the traffic department and as a result taxi drivers had a “field day”.

 

According to reports, the officers are asking for a 40 percent increase and other reports state that the protest will continue until the demands are met. However, Persad Bissessar and National Security Minister, Brigadier John Sandy, said that government cannot afford to pay more than a five percent increase.

 

 

The Police Association has distanced itself from the protest action by the officers, which started a week ago.

(Content for this article was obtained from a Caribbeannewsnow release)

 


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