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State of Emergency at a glance

 

Limited State of Emergency

Soldiers will exercise powers enjoyed by police during the period of the Limited State of Emergency:
– Search and seizure powers enhanced because you don’t need a search warrant
– Powers of arrest and detention are included; they will be able to arrest but will hand over detainees to police.

Police can arrest and detain for up to 24 hours after which a magistrate, or assistant superintendent (or higher), will be able to add an extra 7 days
– No bail for those arrested during the State of Emergency; courts no longer will have the power to grant bail.

You must comply with all requests by police to stop for search and seizure protocols
– A special 3-person tribunal will be set up by Chief Justice to oversee and adjudicate all possible cases of abuse of power
– Religious services, educational services, entertainments, etc. are exempt from requesting advanced permission from the Police Commissioner

NB: The entire country – Trinidad & Tobago is under a State of Emergency. The curfew of 9pm to 5am is subjected only to the Hot Spot areas.

 

 

 

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    Christopher Castagne 7 years

    can you confirm the source of this information.

    Also can you confirm the following statement in this report: “Religious services, educational services, entertainments, etc. are exempt from requesting advanced permission from the Police Commissione”

    So if i want to hold a public entertainment event i do NOT need police permission during a State of Emergency? just checking

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      flashinglight 7 years

      I would also like an answer to your question also. I know of someone who visited a Police Station in their area to request a permit to carry someone to the Airport for a return flight and the Officer in attendance said he knew nothing about that arrangement. If they begin to fustrate the masses it could backfire on them.