PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad:
Vowing ‘no mercy’ for the killers of an elderly Chinese couple here, Trinidad and Tobago’s national security minister Jack Warner on Sunday sought to ease the Chinese ambassador’s fears that his nationals are being targeted for violent attacks.
‘There shall be no mercy whatsoever when they are caught. Wherever they are caught we shall find them and they shall face the law of the land,” Warner told journalists.
China-born businessman Yang Jiang Hua, 60, died at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mount Hope late Friday evening, one day after robbers burst into his Tiger’s Chinese Restaurant and Bar and shot him and his wife in Cunupia, in central Trinidad, 19 kilometres (12 miles) south of the capital, Port of Spain.
His wife, Wu Xiu Hua, also 60, was killed when she was shot in the chest by bandits who made off with a laptop and a few hundred dollars on Thursday night. In three days, Trinidad and Tobago’s murder death toll rose to 225 so far this year.