Former Councilor Paras Ramoutar is calling the abrupt closure of the Brasso Police Station discriminatory and poor planning.
“The Brasso Police Station has served the residents of Tabaquite, Caparo, Flanagin Town, Brasso Venado, Chickland Road, Mamoral Nos 1 &2, Todds Road, Brasso Piedra, Brothers Road, among several area grossing in excess of 100,000 persons. This means that residents of these communities would now have to go to Gran Couva, which is an extra 15 miles from the now defunct Brasso Police,” Ramoutar said. The station has served the area for over 100 years.
He said when Commissioner Griffith made the pronouncement early on the job, he wrote to him protesting the closure but have had no response as yet, which has become the norm in policing in our country.
“Within recent weeks, there were reports of undesirable elements in the community, and residents now fear for their safety, and there seems to be no comfort for the tax-paying residents. It is totally unfair for us, and I am appealing to the Minister of National Security to look into this issue as one of urgency.
“There was no discussion, no meeting, no communication, but suddenly we heard that the Brasso Police Station is now something of the past. The closure of the Brasso Police Station is now a license for criminals to roam the area with no police surveillance. What a state Trinidad and Tobago has now descended into, and Minister Stuart Young is only apologetic, with no positive answers or correctional measures,’Ramoutar pointed out.
Angry at the arrogance of the Minster, Ramoutar continued: “Crime is at an all-time high and the current Minister of National is most incompetent. I am very unhappy with the performance of this minister, He should be fired immediately.”