The Duncan Street joint police/army post should be fully functional by the second week in September.
This according to Housing Minister, Dr. Roodal Moonilal.
Speaking with reporters yesterday, at the Housing Development Corporation’s headquarters in Port-of-Spain, after he met with seismic experts and structural engineers about their concerns over the location of the Couva children’s hospital, Dr. Moonilal said “We expect by the second week in September to have it functional,”.
He said the Government, after consultation with the national security forces, had decided that intensive army/police patrols, aerial surveillance, as well as intensified stop and search would be conducted in the area in an attempt to curb the spate of murders recently experienced.
“They have a schedule for random stop and search and random aerial surveillance, so these are matters the police would want to respond to,” he said.
The minister said Parliament would resume by early September and the Government intended to meet with the Opposition to discuss several legislative matters.
Adding that Government’s crime agenda included legislation and policy that would be discussed as soon as Parliament was reconvened.