Friday, January 19, 2018

...Threatens to halt illegal vending

Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee has said the corporation might consider having an immigration officer on board during its routine checks to curb the problem of “illegal vending”.

During yesterday’s statutory meeting at the Port of Spain Corporation, Tim Kee said there was a general problem of lawlessness.

He said: “Some of the people are not from here (Caribbean countries). You only know they are not from here, when they begin to quarrel with each other. Some of them have narcotics. There are people coming from the South and East and other areas and coming into Port of Spain to vend. People are saying, ‘We are moving too slow’.”

Tim Kee later told the Express: “The police know about the narcotics. It came from their mouths. Whenever we are doing our exercises, we will bring around an immigration officer. It could be a solution.”

—Michelle Loubon