CARICOM condemns assassination plot in Trinidad and Tobago

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, DECEMBER 5TH 2011 (CUOPM) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed solidarity with and support for the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago following the disclosure of an attempt to assassinate that country’s leader and some 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, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.

Dr. Douglas 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,” the statement said.

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