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.
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
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
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.
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.