Commissioner of Police in Barbados wastes opportunity to allay countrymen’s concerns: Trinidad’s curfew lingers

Is there a curfew in Trinidad or not? Even Trinidad Express is confused;-

COMMISSIONER of Police Dwayne Gibbs yesterday admitted that he misspoke when he stated that the entire country was under curfew restrictions from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

“Gibbs was criticised by several radio talk-show hosts and members of the public yesterday, as his statement contradicted those of National Security Minister Brigadier John Sandy and Attorney General Anand Ramlogan.

On Tuesday, at a news briefing at the National Security Ministry in Port of Spain, Sandy and Ramlogan said citizens living in communities in which there are no curfew restrictions were free to go about their business.

“Sandy stated that persons who live outside the curfew zones were free to congregate on the roadways, and even have parties in their communities, once they conform to the rule of law.”

Maybe Gibbs spent too long in Brazil, was he on the beaches of Ipanema? Did his travel plans include GOL? Be that as it may – This is now a perfect opportunity for Barbados to send a massage to not only Bajans but people across the planet what a safe place we are once compared with other destinations, right?

At right is Lalu Vaswani who is vigorous in his chat with Dottin - {APOCRYPHAL} "Why didn't you answer Ian Bourne's question? If you proved him wrong it would justify my project of having Bridgetown as somewhere worth visiting!"

Nope, Commissioner Darwin Dottin was given such a clear opportunity as provided by the Bajan Reporter at the classy seaside bistro of Tapas in Hastings the other night, we asked him if Barbados will have to do like the Twin Island Republic… He could have metaphorically rapped me on the knuckles stating that Barbados is nowhere near that stage and is unlikely to reach that in any hurry… Instead? (Oh well, here goes another set of Press Conferences & Releases because we dare speak our minds and prove it) {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

In this all too brief exchange in the midst of the diplomats at the South Coast eatery, Dottin clearly rebuffs the Bajan Reporter and refuses to give any kind of answer to a sensible question!

There you have it – I really hate to say this but I understand the current Administration were kind of sweaty about letting Dottin head for Pre-Retirement, even a CBC journalist once queried if Dottin was stepping away from the limelight… Then again, perhaps Dottin was right – if he whispers sweet nothings and the scene is starkly contradictory as happened the other day, then Free Press may have more fodder than they can handle?

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  1. This is an odd interview from Bajan Reporter : are you attacking or defending. What is it with you & Dottin anyway?



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