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Probe into 'soldiers' posing with caimans

Published: 
Friday, January 10, 2014

The Regiment has launched an investigation into the origin of a photograph which has circulated on several social media sites with a group of men dressed in camouflage uniforms posing with two dead caimans. The investigation, according to release from the Defence Force last night, would look into when the photograph was taken and whether the individuals were soldiers, if there was any violation of the two-year hunting ban. “The Regiment assures the national community that if it is determined that any civil or military laws were violated, disciplinary proceedings will be initiated immediately upon the completion of the investigation,” the release signed by Mjr Al Alexander, the Civil Affairs Officer of the Defence Force.

 

Such “imagery contradicts the values, ethos, and practices of the Unit. The Regiment therefore thanks Papa Bois Conservation for highlighting this matter and encourages members of the public who have examples of any violations by members of the Regiment to notify the Public Relations Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment at 627-2782. “The Regiment once again reassures the public that our soldiers are committed to defending and upholding the laws and Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, including the protection and conservation of all endangered wildlife.”