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Panday to Reserves:
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Minister in the Ministry of National Security Subhas Panday presents recruit A Matthews with the Best Recruit Female award yesterday at the Passing Out Parade for recruits at the Defence Force Reserves headquarters in Chaguaramas. Photo: Dilip Singh

Minister in the Ministry of National Security Subhas Panday has called on recruits in the Defence Force Reserves to ensure law and order is maintained in society. Panday made the call while delivering the feature address at the intake 1001 passing out parade of 96 recruits at the Defence Force Reserves headquarters Chaguaramas yesterday.

Panday said while crime remained Government’s top priority it must be tackled from a multi pronged approached, of which they will be part. “The Government of Trinidad and Tobago will seek to transform society to create a just and fair environment. We recognise that the lawlessness and disorder help contribute to the lawlessness that thrives. We intend to reduce crime.” He urged the recruits—whom he claimed were given world class training—to have an appetite for responsibility and develop the ability to lead and motivate others.

“Loyalty and integrity must guide your everyday life.” Noting that while training forms an integral part of the reserves’ duties, Panday also urged them to keep advancing themselves academically.  He reminded them that knowledge was one of the tools to equip them.  Commanding officer of the reserves, Lieutenant Lyle Alexander said while the expectations of the recruits was to be gainfully employed “that however is always not the case.” (SH)


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