Observe carnival guidelines for 2016 – Police Chief

Carbon said the assistance of the public is important
Carbon said the assistance of the public is important

Chief of Police, Daniel Carbon, has advised the public to observe the guidelines for Carnival, set out by the Police.

He asked, at a press conference on Carnival, that weapons of all kinds be kept away from the festivities, and added that persons who are accosted for bearing weapons will have no reasonable excuse for doing so.

“…any stick, stone, knife or cutlass, ice pick, scissors, screw driver, and most importantly, glass bottle—whether empty or full,” he said, on Friday. “So, on the two days of jump up, if you are a mechanic, leave your tools at your house, because you will have no justifiable reason when you are accosted by a police officer in the band, after you have been searched, that you are a mechanic. That will not be a justifiable reason, so leave your tools in your tool kit, at your house.”

Carbon appealed to vendors to sell drinks from non-breakable containers, in order to lessen the likelihood of weapons being present in the band. He stated that punishment would be dealt to any vendors caught doing otherwise.

“And to the vendors—I must mention that—they need to assist us to ensure glass bottles are not carried on the Carnival route in the band. So, I’m appealing to them again, get your paper cups, your plastic cups, and serve the drinks that you are selling,” he noted. “Because if you are caught, that may well be your last opportunity to sell anything on that day. So, we are again soliciting your support.”

Meantime, truckers are asked to ensure that the trucks are equipped with additional lights, and a search light to project light in areas where there is “disorderly conduct.” Trucks must also contain a fire extinguisher, and proper protective equipment for handling the wires on the trucks. No more than eight persons must be on the last platform of the truck. Guardrails must also be present on the trucks.

Police will conduct inspections of the trucks before Carnival Monday and Tuesday to ensure that these specifications before going on the road.

Guidelines for persons in sensay costumes were also provided.

“People in sensay costume…there are certain guidelines too. You will not wear any masks at night time. So, once it starts getting dark, remove your mask. And, you must also carry a registration number, and that must be visible,” Carbon says.

The rules presented form part of the Police’s “three-prong” approach for an incident-free Carnival.

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5 Comments

  1. mujahardin
    February 9, 2016

    The commissioner looks very lost. Has the commissioner responded to the inciting of violence by Skerrit against the leadership of the UWP? DNO don’t you think that the public needs to hear how commissioner carbon is dealing with the official reports made to the police by sitting members of parliament concerning the order given by Skerrit to his supporters to harass publicly at any time, the leaders of the UWP? I wonder if the media will sweep that one under the rug too? I wonder if anyone at the press conference had the guts to ask Carbon anything about the threat made by Skerrit against UWP members? I was listening to a story about a DLP supporter who attacked the Leader of the Opposition at Domlec last Friday based on the instructions of the PM. DNO can you please follow up on that story for us please.

  2. Face the Facts
    February 8, 2016

    I wonder how many heard and read this information. Of course all should be aware of the road guidelines/ regulations also dating back to last year.
    Sensay costumes are mentioned. What about cigarette lighters and cigarettes, if lighted?

  3. UDOHREADYET
    February 8, 2016

    the police mean business!

  4. February 8, 2016

    To provide security for an event the size and scope of carnival requires not only police know-how but significant organizational skills.

    Personally, I find certain carnival activities undesirable. They would obviously be worse if it were not for the police present. Reading the DNO articles about the tremendous amount of planning and work that goes into assuring the safety and wellbeing of the people by the police I am indeed impressed.

    I want to congratulate Chief Carbon and all who work under him, and all others who co-operate to minimize and contain whatever risks may be involved.

    Hoping for a hurt free, crime free, and respectable and time for all.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. :-P

  5. FBI Agent
    February 8, 2016

    DNO are you not tired of posting Skerrit’s nonsense and not posting our comments? Carbon is just Skerrit’s little boy, who will keep talking knowing well that no one respects him as police chief.

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