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There is co-operation by
Canada with T&T on intelligence
information, says Canadian High
Commissioner in T&T, Gerard
Latulippe, who says Canada sup-
ports the Government s quest
for better security for citizens.
He spoke on Wednesday after
inspecting the Canadian Navy
vessel, HMCS Shawinigan, which
docked at the Port-of-Spain Port
The vessel will be in T&T until
tomorrow before departing for
Grenada to participate in Oper-
ation Trade Winds military exer-
cise, which is held annually in the
region involving T&T and other
Caribbean corps, the US and
Commander of the vessel, Lt
Commander John Forbes, said the
55-metre Shawinigan, based at
Halifax, Canada, is a Kingston-
class coastal defence vessel crewed
It is geared for coastal defence
and patrol and provides support
to other agencies. Features include
small arms and heavy machine
On recent T&T crime waves,
Latulippe said he had noted
efforts made by Government on
the matter and, like the US
Ambassador, also felt the expan-
sion of the SSA and intelligence
forces was a step forward.
On recent bombing threats, he
said there was intelligence co-
operation between Canada and
T&T and that co-operation would
also be pursued regionally.
Among areas Canada was
assisting in improving, Latulippe
said, was with funding criminal
He also praised T&T s leader-
ship in organising a conference
later this year of regional Defence
Ministers, in which, he added,
Canada would be providing assis-
tance, including pre-conference
"We are pleased with the strong
relations with T&T. Co-operation
in defence between both territo-
ries is a long-standing arrange-
ment since the 1970s and is a very
important relationship for us. We
pay tribute to T&T s defence
forces which are very skillful and
competent," he added.
On Wednesday, National Secu-
rity Minister Edmund Dillon also
detailed enhanced co-operation
on intelligence information T&T
is receiving from the US and mar-
itime security help from
RADHICA SOOKRAJ-DE SILVA
Raw sewage has been flowing
behind the Coast Guard base in
Bonasse Village, Cedros, causing
distress to officials and tourists.
The base, which is the first port
of entry in the south-western penin-
sula, has been swamped with foreign
nationals since Venezuela began
experiencing widespread starvation,
spiralling crime and human traf-
Many of the foreigners were seen
sitting on the floor while they await-
ed service as there was insufficient
seating accommodation at the base.
A source said the toilets were
emanating septic fumes. "Often we
have no toilet paper. We have no
drink dispenser either.
"The jetty is also covered with
bird droppings and lighting fixtures
are dysfunctional," the source added.
During a meeting with officials
of the Siparia Regional Corporation
on Wednesday, chairman Leo Dood-
nath said attempts would be made
to fix the leaking sewer.
"We will have technical staff here
and the county superintendent and
they will be addressing the issue.
We have learnt that the toilet facil-
ities are insufficient.
"Within a month s time, we hope,
through the Siparia Regional Cor-
poration, to construct toilet facilties
to cater for ten people at a time,"
Saying the corporation was plac-
ing emphasis on public health con-
ditions, Doodnath said it was unac-
ceptable for arriving and departing
passengers to be placed in the same
area at the port.
"Infrastructure is inadequate and
the officers have identified certain
areas where we can provide addi-
tional benches for seating because
accommodation is inadequate.
some kind of division to separate
those who are arriving and those
who are departing," Doodnath
He also said the jetty would be
power washed immediately and calls
have been made for a prospective
supplier to erect bird scarers along
"We have assigned the Works
Department in Cedros to power
wash the jetty and we have asked
the Technical Department to repair
the lights on the jetty because appar-
ently without the lights, the birds
are being attracted," he added.
He said the corporation would
meet once a month with officials
from the Coast Guard, Immigration
and Customs to discuss their issues.
Crew members on board the visiting Canadian Navy vessel HMCS Shawinigan.
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