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Shock over Tobago murders


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Shock over Tobago murders

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THE TOBAGO HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY (THA) said yesterday it “condemns in the strongest possible manner” the murder of German nationals Hubertus and Birgid Keil at Baco­let Beach.

“Mr and Mrs Keil have been (visit­ing) Tobago, which they called home, for the last 15 years and were well known in their community. Their deaths come as a shock to all of Tobago and the THA because they have occurred at a time when Tobago’s already low crime rate has been further reduced in 2014 when compared to 2013.”

The THA added it has been in contact with the Police Service and “has been assured that the police have already set up a high-level team to pursue the investigation, with the aim of bringing to justice whoever is responsible for the Keil’s deaths”.

“The THA extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr and Mrs Keil,” the Assembly said in a statement.

President of the Hotel and Tou­rism Association Christopher James said his thoughts and prayers were with the family and friends of the couple.

“We know the police are doing all they can to hold the perpetrators. It is sad this has happened in Tobago, but let us allow the police to do their work,” James told the Sunday Express.

Chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Diana Haddad said the matter was an unfor­tunate one, especially at a time when the THA has made efforts for increased flights, and a new boost for tourism.

“This is a nail in the foot. We need results and the persons responsible must pay the price,” Haddad said.

President of the Tobago Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association Nicholas Hardwicke said he remained deeply disturbed about the death of the couple.

“Those respon­sible must be brought to justice. This is a most shocking event. No stone must be left unturned in finding the suspects. No expense must be spared in bringing those guilty to justice,” Hardwicke said. (Trinidad Express)

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