Police Commissioner meets up with tourism stakeholders to discuss on Carnival safety measures

Published on : Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith met up with tourism stakeholders to talk about Carnival crime-fighting measures before the arrival of Carnival visitors.


In a report published on Monday, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said Commissioner Griffith arranged stakeholder talks with senior representatives of three national tourism stakeholder organizations keeping in mind the rush of tourist destined for T&T for the Carnival 2019 season.


The meeting, in keeping with Commissioner Griffith’s commitment to connect with the stakeholders in the current protest against crime, took place last Wednesday (February 6, 2019) at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.


President of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA), Hassel Thom, Group CEO, Brian Frontin of also of THRTA, and the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) and President of the Trinidad and Tobago Incoming Tour Operators Association (TTITOA), Lorraine Pouchet, who talked with Commissioner Griffith, collaborative projects all set toward developing the international awareness of ‘Destination Trinidad and Tobago’ and other industry representatives were present at the meeting.


Also, Pouchet and Thom were committed to their organizations offering the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) with prior info on tourism activities like prior announcement of scheduled tours to all the well-known sites and attractions and hotel occupancy trends within various districts.


Commissioner Griffith gave the assurance to the stakeholders that members of the TTPS would continue to engage in regular patrols and sustain a heightened presence, to ensure the safety and security of all persons.

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