• Short Summary

    THE CURFEW IMPOSED ON TRINIDAD DURING THE RECENT RIOTS IS STILL IN FORCE AND POLICE HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT ALL EMERGENCY MEASURES WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS BACK TO NORMAL.

  • Description

    THE CURFEW IMPOSED ON TRINIDAD DURING THE RECENT RIOTS IS STILL IN FORCE AND POLICE HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT ALL EMERGENCY MEASURES WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS BACK TO NORMAL.

    THE SITUATION IN TRINIDAD, ALTHOUGH QUIET, REMAINS TENSE AFTER LAST WEEK'S RIOTING WHICH SAW PART OF THE ARMY MUTINY AS WELL AS MANY BUILDING SET ON FIRE BY BLACK POWER DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTRY.

    THE RIOTS COSTS TOTAL OF FOUR LIVES BUT CASUALTIES COULD HAVE BEEN HIGHER HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR PROMPT ACTION BY THE GOVERNMENT IN CALLING IN THE MUCH RESPECTED RETIRED COLONEL JOFFRE SERRETTE TO QUELL THE ARMY MUTINY.

    UNTIL THE COUNTRY RETURNS TO NORMAL CURFEW RESTRICTIONS ARE BEING STRICTLY APPLIED. MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE APPEARED IN COURT ON MONDAY CHARGED WITH BREAKING THE CURFEW LAWS.

    ARMED POLICE MAN ROAD BLOCKS AND SEARCH VEHICLES LOOKING FOR GUNS AND PETROL BOMBS. THE ACTING POLICE COMMISSIONER, MR. TONY MAY, SAID THERE WAS NO QUESTION OF LIFTING THE DUSK-T-DAWN CURFEW UNTIL THE LIFE IN THE COUNTRY WAS BACK TO ROUTINE.

    BUT THE PEOPLE ARE GRADUALLY RETURNING TO THEIR NORMAL OCCUPATIONS AND THE PORT OF SPAIN MARKET WAS AGAIN OPEN TO BUSINESS THIS WEEK. LIFE IN THE SHUNTY TOWNS IS ALSO BACK TO NORMAL. IT IS IN THESE HAUNTS O THE UNDER-PRIVILEGED THAT THE TORCH OF REBELLION WAS EAGERLY TAKEN UP.

    MEANWHILE A SPECIAL THREE-MAN COMMISSION SET UP TO LOOK INTO THE CAUSE OF LAST WEEK'S ARMY MUTINY BEGAN ITS WORK ON MONDAY APRIL 27. THEY MUST REPORT TO DR. ERIC WILLIAMS, THE PRIME MINISTER, WITH 72 HOURS. TWO GROUPS OF SOLDIERS ARE GUARDING THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE REBELLIOUS TRINIDAD REGIMENT AT CHAGUARAMAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1XCFPQ1POXJWCUKGHFLVX0AW5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XCFPQ1POXJWCUKGHFLVX0AW5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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