Thursday 11th August, 2005


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Christian Mouttet

Yesterday’s explosion in Port-of-Spain, the second in a month, suggests there are planned, organised assaults on citizens, said the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

In condemning the explosion on George Street, the Chamber said to date, the authorities have not been forthcoming regarding the status of the investigation of the Frederick Street bombing.

“Certainly, it appears that they are no closer to identifying or arresting the perpetrators than they were one month ago despite whatever may have been promised,” the Chamber said in a statement yesterday.

“As this new pattern of terrorism takes hold of the heart of the business district, it seems that we neither have the necessary resources to stop these heinous attacks nor to put before the court those who continually launch them,” the statement read.

The Chamber called on the Government and the Police Commissioner to immediately procure whatever foreign expertise is required to specifically investigate and solve these two bombings.

The umbrella business organisation also called on government to “beef up” its “intelligence gathering capabilities.”

“This increased level of terrorism is absolutely unacceptable as everyone who lives here has the right to do so, free from the constant fear of attack,” said Chamber president Christian Mouttet. “We once more call on the Government to move swiftly and aggressively to arrest crime and now terrorism.”




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