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As the Ministry of National Security
airs its Christmas awareness cam-
paign for shoppers, ASP Joanne
Archie of the Police Service s com-
munications unit is advising members
of the public to exercise due vigilance
while shopping during the festive sea-
son. She also provided several Christ-
mas safety tips.
Archie said the Christmas holidays
were just a few days away, and the
T&T Police Service continued to advise
members of the public to exercise safety
during this period. She said while
Christmas was a season for caring and
sharing, if you feel compelled to donate,
be aware of fictitious so-called needy
cases which people with ulterior
motives may approach you to support.
Archie said, "The Street Collections
(Controls) states that when soliciting
donations a permit from the Commis-
sioner of Police must be first obtained
and the applicant must write to the
CoP not later than one month before
the date on which it was proposed to
make the collection."
Archie said if women used babies
and children to commit crimes such
as shoplifting or scoping out a place
and the police have evidence of them
endangering the life of the child, the
mother could be charged and the courts
could make any decision related to the
welfare of the child. She said the sce-
nario of the hapless robbery victim
having to go to a certain police station
because the crime occurred on one
side of the street was a thing of the
past, as people can now go to any police
station throughout the country to make
Meanwhile, Deputy General Manager
of marketing and communications at
the Public Transport Service Corpo-
ration (PTSC) Carl Ramdeo said the
corporation s Park and Ride System
introduced in Port-of-Spain and San
Fernando for the Christmas season was
the solution to the traffic congestion
and wrecking problem in both cities.
Ramdeo said it would take some
time, however, for the system to be
ingrained in commuters because of the
convenience, cost factor, paying $20
for the service versus $500 for the
He said Park and Ride would also
be rolled out for Carnival 2014.
Shaffick Mohammed, a provision
vendor on Charlotte Street, warned
shoppers, especially women, not to
come in town with gold, as bandits
were snatching chains and cellphones.
He said there was a visible police
and army presence, and plainclothes
police also that were working out, but
there were still "little skirmishes."
A merchant said she was concerned
about the spate of gun violence recently
in the city.
BE WARY OF:
•The fake jewelry scam, the con-artist
says the jewelry he's selling came from a
broken-in jewelry store.
•Losing money in three-card game
instead of using the money for shopping
for the family.
• Don't buy from people who are
selling reasonably priced Scotch whiskey
on the streets. They are filling the
bottles with green tea.
• Look out for counterfeit money.
•Be careful when opening your wallets
and purses to hand over cash.
A businessman who trains in modern
martial arts advised that wallets be
secured by a chain, during a snatch and
run of a woman's purse or handbag one
tactic was for her to open her bag and
scatter the contents on the floor.
He said time was the criminal's
enemy; if he stopped to pick up
valuables, she can either run away, be
The Chaguanas Borough Corpo-
ration will be working with private
security firms in a bid to control
crime for the Christmas season.
This was announced by Chaguanas
Mayor Gopaul Boodan when he spoke
with reporters on Friday at the cor-
poration s annual Christmas party.
Boodhan said he had consultations
with the Chaguanas Police, the
Municipal Police and the business
community. He said the private secu-
rity firms would keep an extra eye out
for criminal activities during their
regular patrols and they would be
informing the police.
Boodhan said he has received the
assurance of the Chaguanas police
that there would be a high visibility
of police in and around the borough.
The mayor said the police officers
were also working to keep vendors off
the streets and ensure that the thou-
sands of shoppers flocking to the area
would have a safe experience. The
mayor also urged parents to keep an
eye on their children for the holiday
Police, private security
to keep Chaguanas safe
able to defend herself, or get someone's
•Avoid wearing excessive jewelry or
carrying large sums of cash whilst
shopping, especially in crowded shopping
•Place packages in the trunk of your
car to avoid break-ins.
•Do not use video arcades, toy stores,
or a movie theatre as a baby sitter,
predators may be on the prowl looking
for unattended kids at this time of year.
If you must take a child shopping with
you, always keep them within your view.
If you send your children to another
department of the store, be sure that an
adult is with them. A name tag with
pertinent information may be attached
to the child's clothing.
Melissa Callender of Chase Village makes her last minutes
shopping for her supply of sorrel from Mootilal Bissoon of
Princes Town at the Barataria roundabout yesterday.
PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
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