There is word today that the US Embassy has advised its government personnel in Trinidad and Tobago to exercise additional caution and increased situational awareness if they intend to participate in Carnival events.

It says this follows an announcement by the TTPS on Thursday that it disrupted a plan to attack Carnival celebrations, which end on February 13th.
Based on the intended attack, the TTPS has stated that the T&T Government is taking additional active steps to secure Carnival events out of an abundance of caution.

Meanwhile the US Embassy issued guidelines to its officials as a result on actions that it should take which include:

• Enroll in (Smart Traveler and Enrollment Program) STEP, which includes informing the Embassy of contact information and where about situation.
• Monitor local media for updates and
• Be aware of their suroundings.
It also noted that for assistance, US citizens could contact the US Embassy in Port of Spain at (868) 622-6371 or [email protected]