Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the 2:00am curfew will be selectively relaxed for the upcoming 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations.
Minister Ramjattan, who introduced the curfew in an effort to bring down the crime rates, told media operatives on Monday that the curfew will be waivered for certain events during the period of festivities.
He noted that those in the entertainment industry desirous of having the waiver for their events will have to apply.
At the time, he could not name every occasion in which the remission will be effective. However, he noted that the respective justifications must be solid before the 2:00am curfew is lifted. The minister disclosed that he already received numerous requests for the curfew to be relaxed.
Ramjattan said he will have to utilise his discretion in making the selection and cautioned that he is taking the strictest approach in dealing with the matter.