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for 23TH MARCH, 2015
A police exercise across Tobago yesterday
caused major delays for commuters.
Police were out as early as 5 am, setting up
roadblocks on the Windward Road in Roxborough,
Goodwood, Studley Park, Carnbee, Whim and
Members of the public complained of being
stuck in traffic for more than three hours in some
instances and the gridlock forced some businesses
to remain closed.
The T&T Guardian understands that the First
Citizens branch in Roxborough and Republic Bank s
Auchenskeoch branch failed to open for business
because their staff was said to be stuck in traf-
fic.Many schools on the island, including Roxbor-
ough Secondary, Goodwood High, Scarborough
Secondary, Signal Hill Secondary and the Scar-
borough RC School, also had to dismiss classes
due to the low turn out of teachers, while numerous
matters in the Scarborough Magistrates Court
had to be postponed.
In an interview, ACP Tobago Garfield Moore
denied police were participating in protest action.
"We are expecting at the end of the day that
the public will feel a little safe in terms of trying
to eradicate guns from the streets," Moore said,
adding they were also ensuring drivers had proper
Sr Supt Joanne Archie apologised for the incon-
venience but said police were doing their jobs
"The police officers are out here in keeping with
normal police practices. It was not all of a sudden,
it was co-ordinated and in some areas officers
took their initiative to conduct exercises in their
area. What I have seen since I came out here is
police officers conducting themselves according
to the law and in keeping with their duties," Archie
The police exercise ended at 11 am.
(See page A5)
PM to expose
Former West Indies captain Dwayne
Bravo last night made a special appearance
at the United National Congress Monday
Night Forum in Debe, hugging Prime Min-
ister Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the end
of her speech.
Bravo, who recently announced his retire-
ment from Test cricket after being left out
of the West Indies World Cup team for
leading the walkout of the India tour, sur-
prised many in the crowd when he turned
up on stage after Persad-Bissessar delivered
the feature address, hugged her and flashed
the "V" for victory sign.
With supporters cheering loudly and wav-
ing flags, he then hugged Housing Minister
Roodal Moonilal before making his way off
After the forum was over Bravo quickly
retreated to the back of the stage where he
met a few fans before leaving.
Bravo is a friend of newly-appointed
Sports Minister Brent Sancho and the two
have been seen hanging out at events togeth-
er.Moments before, Persad-Bissessar prom-
ised not to waste any time on the People s
National Movement. This seemed to move
away from previous meetings in which she
openly attacked PNM leader Dr Keith Row-
ley and PRO Faris Al-Rawi.
She told the crowd though that Govern-
ment was looking ahead to tomorrow s
motion of no confidence debate against
Rowley, and called on supporters to show
their support outside the Parliament as
Moonilal pilots the motion.
But soon after she showed the crowd a
huge red file of documents before promising
to reveal all on what she called Marlenegate,
in an apparent reference to PNM Port-of-
Spain South MP Marlene McDonald.
Clarifying that it was not Local Govern-
ment Minister Marlene Coudray, she said,
"I have a file, which I will leave for another
night. This file is called Marlenegate.
"I am not speaking about Marlene
Coudray. As I said we have others to share
with you at another time on another day.
This and other gates we will provide to you
as we expose the Opposition for the
hypocrisy, for the double standard and for
their incapability of ever governing Trinidad
She also promised to expose a MP who
has the Parliament paying an employee who
lives in the United States.
"On another night I want to ask which
Member of Parliament has a worker working
in their constituency collecting pay and that
person is living in the United States of Amer-
ica," she said.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and former West Indies captain Dwayne Dravo, who
made an appearance onstage during the UNC's Monday night forum at Debe Junction last
night. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
to a halt
Bravo in surprise apperance on UNC platform
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