Address by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

Trump admin worried about T&T ISIS fighters

Trump admin worried about T&T ISIS fighters
22 Feb
2017

There is concern among the Trump administration about having Trinidad and Tobago which some see as a breeding ground for extremists so close to the United States.

An article in the New York Times says the Donald Trump-led administration fears Trinidadian ISIS fighters might return from the middle east and attack American diplomatic and oil installations in Trinidad, or even take a three-and-a-half-hour flight to Miami.

The story, titled "Trying to stanch Trinidad's flow of young recruits to ISIS", was written by journalist Francis Robles, with con¬tribution from a former Trinidad Guardian news editor.

The article says the issue of terrorism and foreign fighters was one of the topics trump discussed with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley when he called him on Sunday.