The Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPost) has ordered employees to desist from wearing clothing with any form of numbering which could be associated with or linked to criminal gangs across the country.

There are fears that this could lead to them becoming targets as they move around.

In an internal memorandum dated May 16 and signed by acting Security Manager Donna Bournes, delivery leaders and officers were told the directive was based on advice from the T&T Police Service (TTPS).

The actions have been deemed necessary due to the accelerated gang related shootings, reprisals and other incidents within several communities

President of the Postal Workers Union, Shellon Trim, welcomed the initiative saying said TTPost workers traverse every part of the island including areas designated as crime hot spots.

Admitting no place is safe, Trim said, “There are some places that are just more dangerous than others.”

He described this as a telling sign of the times they were living and working in, and renewed calls for TTPost’s management to meet with the union to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of the entire country to determine all the high-risk areas.