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    Coast Guard stands by, ready to defend




    By Curtis Williams " Trinidad Express "

    Friday, February 20th 2004


    -T&T Prime Minister Patrick Manning at a press conference yesterday.

    PRIME Minister Patrick Manning said yesterday that the Government intended to protect its natural resources while the Coast Guard warned it would arrest Barbados fishermen found carrying out their trade in this country's territorial waters.

    And while the Coast Guard says it does not intend to escalate the raging dispute between the two Caricom member states, it stands ready to defend the territorial integrity of Trinidad and Tobago.

    At yesterday's post-Cabinet news conference at Whitehall, Manning initially refused comment on statements made by Barbados Attorney General Mia Mottley to her country's fishermen to catch flying fish on their migration path off the coast of Tobago, but said: "Our intentions are clear. We intend to protect our natural resources."

    Manning added that Cabinet "is resolute in its determination to protect the country's natural resources whether it be oil, gas or fish."

    Spokesperson for the Coast Guard Commander Kirton Huggins told the Express the Coast Guard would enforce the law unless it was directed by the government to allow the Barbadian fishermen in.

    He said: "It is our duty to protect the fishing resources of Trinidad and Tobago and if Barbadian fishermen are in breach of the law we will arrest them and their boats. It is for the political directorate to give us other instructions and so far they have not indicated to us any change of policy."

    Commander Huggins said the Coast Guard has not increased its resources in Tobago but it continued "rigorous enforcement" of the country's territorial boundaries.

    He added: "We have continued our patrols and air surveillance off the coast of Tobago with the same resources we have been using."

    Highly placed sources indicate that several sorties were conducted yesterday in the waters separating Barbados and Tobago, using both fixed winged aircraft and national security helicopters.

    The Barbados AG had also warned on Wednesday that if the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard arrested any Barbadians for fishing in the disputed waters between the two countries, which is outside Trinidad's 12-mile territorial boundary, while the matter is before an arbitration committee, Barbados would respond in the strongest possible terms.

    Yesterday the leadership of the Coast Guard held a marathon meeting at its Staubles Bay Headquarters in which the matter was discussed.

    It is understood that an assessment of the threat was done and the Coast Guard is to conduct an analysis of how they should respond if called upon.

    Commander Huggins said the Coast Guard would not be drawn into politics or be fazed by what is said in the newspapers because "one had to consider what are the capabilities of the Barbados Coast Guard."

    He said it was unlikely that the Barbados Coast Guard would want to accompany their fishermen into the territorial waters of Trinidad and Tobago and added that in any case there were laws which were clear and clear rules of engagement.

    Huggins said: "But we do not think it will require a military response. It will not come to that.

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    never seems to cease....

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    And i thought de man talking bout de crisis in Haiti....

    Drag i hear mr manning looking for a few good men....
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    New fleet to prevent from illegal drug trade and fly-fishing in TnT waters


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    TTS Port of Spain, TTS Scarborough and TTS San Fernando

    and Six of these
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    Them bajans just have to play some soca with that fella who does be screaming like he have ah live animal in he rectum (ah tink he name timmy or something so) and all them heavy tnt machinery shutting down.

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    hell yea...bout time trinidad flex some muscle..

    bomb the shit out those barbados fisher men i say..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedetriniking View Post
    Them bajans just have to play some soca with that fella who does be screaming like he have ah live animal in he rectum (ah tink he name timmy or something so) and all them heavy tnt machinery shutting down.
    TNT counteract with Fireball. Cancel each other out one time.

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    Bajans go be like:

    Rown fuh yuh looooife......de trini gine bomb we fuh dey flllllllloooooing fish!!!

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    i did ah lil research barbados coast guard look like they might be bigger than trinidad own..

    them have 3 of this..



    3.,,,, of The HMBS Leonard C Banfield

    3 of this......HMBS Rudyard Lewis

    3 of this.....HMBS Trident
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    Olokun;3440276]New fleet to prevent from illegal drug trade and fly-fishing in TnT waters
    Doh forget and illegal outsiders preferably Vincentians, Grenadians & Guyanese too.

    Is bout time we got a good coast guard fleet to intercept those flying fish nyaming, cou cou gobbling greasy hand bajans from stealing our flying fish from Trini waters. we taking over the whole caribbean - first the Jamaicans now the Barbadians - who next? as blaxx song said we huntin.
    Man ah Barbeerian bound tuh be by de bar beer in meh hand beastly cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedetriniking View Post
    Bajans go be like:

    Rown fuh yuh looooife......de trini gine bomb we fuh dey flllllllloooooing fish!!!
    Man ah Barbeerian bound tuh be by de bar beer in meh hand beastly cold.

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    stupse

    this thread is so old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notorious saga View Post
    Doh forget and illegal outsiders preferably Vincentians, Grenadians & Guyanese too.

    Is bout time we got a good coast guard fleet to intercept those flying fish nyaming, cou cou gobbling greasy hand bajans from stealing our flying fish from Trini waters. we taking over the whole caribbean - first the Jamaicans now the Barbadians - who next? as blaxx song said we huntin.
    Who from Guyana gives a fuk about a flying fish, we got lots of Packoo in we waters, and don't lemme mention the butter.

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    ah too rude!! Olokun's Avatar Olokun is offline
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    bajan illegal fly fishing is very secondary to stopping overseas drugtrafficking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olokun View Post
    New fleet to prevent from illegal drug trade and fly-fishing in TnT waters


    the
    TTS Port of Spain, TTS Scarborough and TTS San Fernando

    and Six of these
    Good post but you should have created a new thread for this instead of attaching it to something more than four years old..still I like this move by the Government

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