Trinidad And Tobago Game Fishing Association

The Emergency Powers (Curfew) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2011


OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
SENATOR THE HONOURABLE ANAND RAMLOGAN
PRESS RELEASE ON NEW CURFEW AREAS


The Emergency Powers (Curfew) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2011 (“the Order”) sets out 5 new curfew areas. These areas are specified in 5 new Schedules that have been added to the Emergency Powers (Curfew) Order, 2011. The curfew period for these new areas is effective between 11p.m. and 4 a.m. with effect from September 14, 2011.The specified areas have been demarcated using the electoral district boundaries as set out in the Elections and Boundaries Commission (Local Government and Tobago House of Assembly) Order, 2009 (Legal Notice No. 129 of 2009).These electoral districts are used for Local Government Elections.
 
The new curfew areas are as follows:
 
Area    Electoral District

Toco    Electoral District of Toco/Fishing Pond in the Regional Municipality Electoral Area of Sangre Grande  (Seventh Schedule of the Order)
       
Maloney
La Horquetta
Windy Hill, Arouca      Electoral Districts of Mausica/Maloney; Wallerfield/La Horquetta; and La Florissante/Cleaver  in the Regional Municipality Electoral Area of Tunapuna/Piarco  (Eighth Schedule of the Order)
       
Carli Bay, Couva
McBean, Couva
Claxton Bay
Dow Village, California
Chase Village, Carapichaima     Electoral Districts of Felicity/Calcutta/Mc Bean; Claxton Bay/Pointe-a-Pierre; California/Point Lisas; St. Mary’s/Edinburgh; and Perseverance/Waterloo in the Regional Municipality Electoral Area of Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo  (Ninth Schedule of the Order)
Cedros  Electoral District of Cedros in the Regional Municipality Electoral Area of Siparia  (Tenth Schedule of the Order)
Moruga  Electoral District of Moruga in the Regional Municipality Electoral Area of Princes Town (Eleventh Schedule of the Order)      

 
Coastal Zones Restriction  
Coastal Zones will be restricted between 11p.m. and 4 a.m. with effect from September 14, 2011 as set out in the Emergency Powers (Coastal Zone Restriction) Order, 2011. The coastal zone extends three nautical miles seaward from the coastlines of the islands of Trinidad, Monos, Huevos, Chacachacare, Gaspar Grande, Carrera and Crondstadt and the Five Islands and falling within the territorial sea, archipelagic waters and internal waters of Trinidad and Tobago.
Restriction
No person is allowed to pilot a vessel between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. in the coastal zone unless that person has received a permit in writing from the Chief of Defence Staff.
 
Application for a permit or exemption
Persons may apply for a permit or an exemption by writing to the Chief of Defence Staff, Defence Force Headquarters, Chaguaramas.
Exemptions
The following vessels are exempted from the application of the coastal zone restriction:
·       Vessels of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (Coast Guard), the Police Service, the Customs and Excise Division and any other vessels in the official service of the State
·       Vessels anchored in the coastal zone between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.
·       Vessels exempted by the Chief of Defence Staff in writing.
Penalty for breach of curfew
Any person who breaches the coastal zone restriction is liable to a fine of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00).

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