CARICOM concern over plot
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Monday expressed concern over reports of an alleged plot to assassinate the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and senior members of her cabinet.
“The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) views with deep concern, the disclosure of an assassination plot against the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, and some members of her Cabinet.
“CARICOM is relieved to know that this criminal plot was thwarted and commends the security forces of Trinidad and Tobago for their vigilance,” said CARICOM Chairman, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
Dr. Douglas, who is also the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, said that the “plot disclosed by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago runs completely counter to the norms and mores of our societies and is strongly condemned.
“The Community expresses its solidarity with and support for the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago, as the country moves beyond this threat to the security of the leadership of the State and continues to play its leading role in the Region’s integration movement,” Dr. Douglas said in a statement.
Law enforcement authorities in Trinidad and Tobago Monday confirmed that there has been insufficient evidence to link the 17 men, including a senior police officer, to the alleged plot.
Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley has said that Prime Minister Persad Bissessar “must prove that the hysteria she caused in this country for no good reason was justified”.