STATE OF EMERGENCY STAYS: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar

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The 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew has been lifted.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar made the announcement at a press conference, this evening.

But while the Government has “removed the curfew on land and sea with immediate effect”, the State of Emergency remains.

The State of Emergency was declared by the PM on August 21. In an address to the nation on that day, Persad-Bissessar said: “We have the will to tackle the crime problem in Trinidad and Tobago. We have the commitment to place every resource at our disposal towards waging and winning this war on crime. We will succeed. The nation must not be held to ransom by marauding groups of thugs bent on creating havoc on our society. We will hunt them down search them out and we will bring them to justice."

Today, the PM declared the State of Emergency successful in “substantially reducing criminal activity”.

“The statistics tell us that we have achieved success.

"It saved our nation."

See the PM's full statement in story below.

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