Top Cop Says Traffic Restrictions Are Necessary For A Safe Carnival

(ZIZ News) — With the 44th edition of the National Carnival expected to move into high gear in a few weeks, the Police Force says one of its major appeals is for persons to respect the traffic restrictions that would be put in place.

During an interview at his office, Acting Police Commissioner Stafford Liburd said security will be extended to parking areas.

“It is important that people park in certain areas because we must not only look for safety inside the venue, we must look outside and we want persons to be aware,” he explained.

Liburd also spoke of the need for there to be patrols through residential communities during the festive season.

When asked about the level of manpower within the force, he said this year, they are expecting to have additional support from private security firms.

“Private security can help us in certain areas but we believe with some technology that we can utilise will help us along with the manpower that we have,” he said.

One approach that is being borrowed from the July to August Culturama operation is the conducting of various stops and searches at ports of entry.

“If you’re departing from Nevis, coming to St. Kitts, you are likely to be subjected to checks and searches coming out of Charlestown or coming out of Cades Bay area and also, even upon arrival whether it be Cades Bay or it be in the Basseterre area, it is important,” he explained.

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