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Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says agriculture is treated as an essential service. In a press release issued this afternoon, the Commissioner stated that the TTPS is aware that “farmers and fisherfolk may need to tend to animals and farms, harvest produce, clear water channels, water crops and deal with urgent issues on their farms.” Any farmers engaging in these activities “must be prepared if required by law enforcement to provide their picture identification and justify their presence outside their homes during curfew hours.” the following is a press release from the TTPS:

The Commissioner of Police acknowledges the correspondence and public discussion on the potential effect of curfew hours on the agriculture sector. The Commissioner reiterates that agriculture is treated as an essential service under the Emergency Regulations except that operations during curfew hours must be justifiable.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is aware that farmers and fisherfolk may need to tend to animals and farms, harvest produce, clear water channels, water crops and deal with urgent issues on their farms. Farmers, fisherfolk and other food producers doing so, must be prepared if required by law enforcement to provide their picture identification and justify their presence outside their homes during curfew hours. The TTPS Hotline remains open for any queries or requests for guidance: 480-2000 612-3876 684-5730 684-5035 684-5076 684-5233