AT midnight last night, TRINIDAD was placed under a limited state of emergency to facilitate anti-crime curfews in hot spots, by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
The measure specifically allows the 5,000 Defence Force powers of search and seizure, and of arrest, so they will be able to better supplement the work of the TT Police Service. The measure follows two recent instances of mass killings, namely four persons shot dead at Jonestown, Arima, on Thursday, a woman killed at Pt Lisas on Friday and three killed in Laventille and another in El Socorro yesterday .
The 2011 murder rate is about 261 persons.
YIKES I had just asked on the net if anyone else was going down to Trini as I thought a buddy boat might be good. Plans to go are on hold !
Had a good snorkel yesterday on the outer reef system off Hog Island and got a great shot of a big ray. Not sure what kind but he flapped around the spot I was working for about 10 minutes. Maybe I was on his territory?
Oh yes my second experiment with my water collection system also failed. Back to the drawing board.