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Police Commissioner Gary Griffith

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said in the last 30 hours he has received 2800 letters requesting curfew passes for 250 000 citizens.

Commissioner Griffith said he only approved 5000 names. Speaking at a Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Media Briefing today, the Commissioner said it seems as if the public believes it is business as usual. 

The Commissioner said the purpose of this State of Emergency is to restrict movement to fight an invisible enemy. Griffith said he received applications from roti shop owners, tent rental companies, chartered accountants and even divers who clean under boats. The Commissioner said people should also not apply for passes just to show off their status in society. 

Reporter: Akash Samaroo