Ban Fireworks in Trinidad and Tobago, NOW!!!!!

"SCRATCH BOMB AND FIREWORKS CAUSE 2 HOUSES TO COMPLETELY BURN DOWN.

3 COUVA FAMILIES ARE NOW HOMELESS." (2018)

"DOG HAS TO BE PUT TO SLEEP AFTER SUFFERING SEIZURE DUE TO FIREWORKS EXPLOSIONS. MEDICATION WAS GIVEN TO ANIMAL BUT EVEN THAT DIDN'T HELP!" (2018)


"TEACHER BEAT BY STUDENTS OVER SCRATCH BOMB." (2018)

"IN CHAGUANAS NORTH SECONDARY SCHOOL, THERE WERE REPORTS FROM TEACHERS THAT SCRATCH BOMBS WERE BEING DETONATED. IN THE SIPARIA EAST SECONDARY SCHOOL I WAS IN CONTACT WITH A TEACHER UP TO LAST NIGHT WHO SAID SHE SOUGHT MEDICAL ATTENTION AND IS ON ONE WEEK'S SICK LEAVE. ANOTHER TEACHER FROM EL DORADO EAST SECONDARY TOLD ME THAT A SCRATCH BOMB EXPLODED IN A CLASSROOM AND HER EAR STARTED TO BLEED." (2018)

"THREE MONTH OLD BABY WAS CAUGHT ON FIRE AFTER SOMEONE THREW A FIRECRACKER IN HIS BLANKET." (2016)

"GRANDMOTHER INJURED BY SCRATCH BOMB AND FORMER PUBLIC OFFICIAL A VICTIM OF A VILE PRANK INVOLVING THE ILLEGAL FIREWORKS." (2017)

" NINETEEN (19) RECORDED SEVERE INJURIES AS A RESULT OF IMPROPER USE OF FIREWORKS THAT WERE NOT REPORTED TO THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FIRE SERVICE." (2017)

"ELEVEN (11) REPORTED CASES OF SERIOUS INJURIES IN 2015 AT THE SAN FERNANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL (SFGH)." (2017)

"MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE SAN FERNANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL (SFGH) DR ANAND CHATTERGOON YESTERDAY CALLED FOR ACTION AGAINST THE USE OF FIREWORKS AS HE REVEALED THAT 11 PERSONS INCLUDING A TWO-YEAR-OLD CHILD AND A 54-YEAR-OLD MAN VISITED THE HOSPITAL ON DIVALI NIGHT (TUESDAY) AND WEDNESDAY FOR GRIEVOUS INJURIES CAUSED BY THE BURSTING OF FIREWORKS. IN THE CASE OF THE 54-YEAR-OLD MAN, THREE OF THE FINGERS ON HIS RIGHT HAND WERE BLOWN OFF WHEN A FIREWORK HE WAS HOLDING, EXPLODED."

" WOMAN'S HANDS INJURED BY FIREWORKS AFTER TRYING TO PROTECT GRANDDAUGHTER FROM HARM."

"FIREWORKS SCARE AWAY COUNTLESS DOGS. THE JOYS AND EXCITEMENT OF MANY TRINIDADIANS WHO USED FIREWORKS FROM OLD YEAR'S NIGHT INTO NEW YEAR'S DAY HAVE LED TO SADNESS AND WORRY FOR MANY DOG OWNERS WHOSE BELOVED PETS HAVE SINCE GONE MISSING." (EVERY SINGLE YEAR!!!!!)

HAVE OUR MEMORIES GONE SHORT?????? THIS PETITION CALLS ON THE CITIZENS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TO THINK HARD AND USE THEIR POWER TO:

1. ADVOCATE HARD FOR THOSE IN POWER TO COMPLETELY BAN SALE OF ALL FIREWORKS!!!
2. STOP ALL SPENDING ON FIREWORKS UNTIL THIS IS DONE!!!!
3. FORCE THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO POLICE SERVICE LED BY COMMISSIONER GARY GRIFFITH TO ACT NOW AND CHARGE THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO ILLEGALLY USE FIREWORKS!!!

EVERY YEAR PEOPLE SUFFER FROM HEART ATTACKS, ASTHMA ATTACKS AND PANIC/ ANXIETY ATTACKS DUE TO THE SETTING OFF OF FIREWORKS!!! WE CALL ON YOU TO PUBLICLY BEGIN SPEAKING ABOUT INCIDENTS WHERE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SUFFERED FROM HEALTH EMERGENCIES DUE TO THE THOUGHTLESS USE OF FIREWORKS!!!

EVERY YEAR COUNTLESS ANIMALS SUFFER!! DIE!!!!

EVERY YEAR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE WASTED ON FIREWORKS YET WE COMPLAIN THAT THE COST OF LIVING IS GOING UP AND WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO SPEND!!!

IT IS TIME THAT SOMETHING IS DONE!!! THIS PETITION IS ONLY ONE PART OF AN INTEGRATED PLAN TO GET FIREWORKS BANNED! PLEASE SIGN AND LIKE THE PAGE " STOP THE BANG! BAN FIREWORKS IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FUTURE ACTIVITIES ALL MEANT TO END THE SCOURGE OF FIREWORKS IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO!"

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