Mayaro MP Rushton Paray is calling on the National Security Minister to beef up lifeguard patrols and supplies in the Mayaro area this Easter holiday.
He said “I am urging the Minister of National Security to ensure, barring further COVID-19 restrictions, that all lifeguard booths are manned, especially those in Mayaro, as we are expecting bumper crowd to our beaches.”
Speaking to GML, he added “Concurrently, I expect the Police Commissioner to augment additional officers to increase patrols in and around our beaches, beach resorts and guest houses. This will have the dual effect of providing a sense of security and comfort while maintaining strict COVID-19 regulations.”
Lifeguards are expecting on average 3,000-4,000 visitors daily during the Easter weekend but said they were not equipped to handle any large number of bathers, as they had no vehicles to do beach patrols and they were not equipped with any light watercraft to undertake rescues.