Posts tagged ‘lockdown’

August 29, 2011

The streets of uptown Port of Spain under curfew.

I had a program that finished after curfew time  this evening. I have a curfew pass and I decided to film my epic 7 minute drive home at 9:45pm . Pretty strange not seeing any cars on the road.

Yes I am that anal I indicate even when there are no other cars on the road – blame Young Drivers of Canada defensive driving classes.

The PM announced that the State of Emergency will be extended but no time frame was given. Rumors are circulating that it might be November 7th.  There was also an indication from the PM that curfew hours might be relaxed in the locked down areas.

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August 26, 2011

New Post tomorrow.

The state of emergency here and nightly curfew has me rather pissed off ( though it really hasn’t affected me since I am a homebody) so I haven’t uploaded a post in a few days. Just realized  that it has been a while so I promise I will upload one tomorrow.

I live in Cascade which is a suburb of Port of Spain and is under a strict curfew though as a journalist I have a curfew pass. If anyone is looking for a review of what it is like living under house arrest I can safely say that Cascade is as delightfully boring as ever. I have the weekend off  so I might take the Galaxy Tab ( I am totally in love with it now) on a drive and take some shots  of the  deserted city.

Let’s see what happens. The fact is that my civil rights have been taken away for a crime situation which, while dire, hardly qualifies as an emergency. The majority of law abiding citizens in all the major cities are now under house arrest.