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National Security Ministry confirms no intelligence to support UK Travel advisory on Terrorism and TT

The government has noted the recent media reports referencing the United Kingdom’s Foreign Travel Advisory for Trinidad and Tobago and in particular the reference to what is stated under the heading “Terrorism”.

It has indicated concern about the content of the said advisory under that heading and has since held talks with the British High Commission in this country.

The Government was informed that there was no recent update to the advisory and that that language on terrorism was included in May 2017.

The National Security Ministry, this afternoon revealed that government has registered its disquiet at the specific language used in the advisory and has confirmed that there is no intelligence and in particular, no specific intelligence, which provoked the use of this language.

The Ministry’s media release pointed out that the government, through the Ministry of National Security, and in particular the various law enforcement authorities in Trinidad and Tobago, continues to work closely with our international allies, including the British, with respect to counter terrorism and the sharing of intelligence, all aimed at ensuring that our citizens and persons in Trinidad and Tobago are safe.