If what it takes to be safe is to be in a Carnival party then I say let’s fete every day 24/7 across the country.
According to the Commissioner of Police, during a recent chat with the media, the safest place to be is probably at a Carnival fete because of the significant presence of the police.
Doesn’t the commissioner understand by now that a Carnival fete and by extension Carnival Monday and Tuesday are safe times with or without a police presence as the criminals are happy feting during those times as well and that the real issues are the robberies accompanied by the murders that take place to acquire the funds to go and fete/play mas during this “safe” period?
What we need is a full-forces (police and army) presence, seen and unseen, in every nook and cranny of this country, not only at Carnival time.
We are in a “state of emergency” whether it’s proclaimed by the President or not and criminals and would-be criminals need to feel the full brunt of the combined police and defence forces.
May I therefore suggest that instead of calling out all police officers, even those who would be typically on administrative duties, according to the CoP, that we also put a temporary hold on the Police Service and Defence Force rest and relaxation (according to a friend of mine) sporting activities so that at every street corner and everywhere you turn, according to the CoP, you would be seeing and feeling a police presence that makes moving around the country as safe as if we feting.