Two incidents that generated the most talk on the island in the past seven days are the physical confrontation outside the St. George’s Bus Terminus between a bus conductor and a member of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), as well as the one involving a vehicle owned by the state-controlled National Water & Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) that fell into the sea on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident involving the Police Corporal went virile on the Internet as someone video-taped the action that took place last week Thursday and placed it on the popular Facebook.
The officer was seen having a hard time to arrest the bus conductor who kept wrestling and handling him in order to prevent him from carrying out an arrest.
Several onlookers became incense as another police officer who was within striking distance of the confrontation was captured on video apparently showing little signs of coming to the rescue of his beleaguered colleague.
This prompted members of the pubic to take to the various call-in programmes on the many radio stations on the island to call for action to be taken by the Police High Command against this particular officer who seemed to be giving a rather lukewarm response to what was happening before his very eyes.
The bus conductor was eventually subdued as members of the public stepped in to help the Corporal who was struggling for several minutes to try and effect an arrest of the bus conductor.
An official police spokesman said that the incident allegedly happened when the Corporal of Police who was on duty in the city spotted an infraction of the law by a Bus on which the Bus Conductor is associated.
The officer reportedly approached the vehicle when the confrontation started with the Bus Conductor.
The arrested man who was eventually taken into custody was brought before the Magistrate’s court the following day to answer a number of charges including assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.
In the case of the NAWASA vehicle that went down in the seas around the Carenage, this newspaper understands that the driver claims to have suffered a block-out which resulted in him losing control of the company van.
Two other NAWASA staffers were in the vehicle when it passed the concrete embankment and fell into the sea.
The out of control vehicle also struck a woman who was walking along the road, slightly injuring her.
The workers had to pass through an open window to free themselves as the vehicle landed in the water.
THE NEW TODAY understands that NAWASA is currently working on the vehicle to get it back into a state of readiness.
The driver was reportedly taken to the St. George’s General Hospital to undergo several tests for his alleged block-out.