National Security Minister compliments security agencies for a safe Carnival 2017

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March 2, 2017: Minister of National Security Major General (Ret'd) the Honourable Edmund Dillon wishes to thank members of the Defence and Protective Services for their efforts in minimizing incidents of crime during Carnival 2017.

The Minister noted that the high presence and visibility of officers on the streets during this Carnival period contributed to safer festivities and minimized crime.

Minister Dillon extended sincere condolences to the family of former soldier Sgt. Dexter James, and to the family of PC Sherwin Cedeno who both passed away after separate incidents on Carnival Monday.

Expressing concern over the murder of female citizens, the Minister expressed condolences to the family of Ambrozina Bernard and her daughter Cathy Ann Bernard.

Minister Dillon assured that the Ministry of National Security will continue to work unceasingly to reduce crime in Trinidad and Tobago, so as to make this country a safer place for all.




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