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130 Trinidad nationals involved in terrorism overseas, says country's gov't

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 11:05 AM

The Trinidadian government says 130 nationals are involved in terrorist activities overseas.

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon told the Senate yesterday that many of the persons had left the country giving false information regarding their true destiny.

On Monday, Trinidad and Tobago joined the Bahamas in dismissing a report on the American television network, MSNBC, that the terrorist group, ISIS, has members in the two CARICOM countries.

In a statement, the Office of the Prime Minister noted that Trinidad and Tobago and the United States have a historic, enduring and multifaceted bilateral relationship built around significant cultural, economic and national securities interests and ties.