In my capacity as Member of Parliament for Pointe a Pierre I am calling on Government to inform the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago if our Energy assets are under threat from a possible terror attack by a local terrorist cell operated by ISIS as reported in a publication by leading Energy News agency Argus Media (UK).
Based on these reports the question which Government must answer to the people of Trinidad and Tobago is; “Has there been any threats to disrupt, destroy or hamper the energy assets of Trinidad and Tobago by individuals associated with terrorist groups and if so why have they failed to inform the people of Trinidad and Tobago?”
The Government has a duty to our nation and its people to inform the national community of such threats given the detrimental repercussions and effects which can occur as a result of such attack.
As the Member of Parliament for the Constituency where state oil company Petrotrin is located I find it unacceptable that the citizens of this country were forced to find out about these possible terror threats via the international media while Government has given no indication, no update or even warning about these possible threats.
How can a critical issue such as citizen’s national security and safety be treated so callously?
Government must further clear the air and state if these threats reported in this article by Argus Media are linked with the so called “Carnival Terror Plot” that was discovered by Police in February resulting in a number of individuals being detained and released. Government never gave the public a clear picture of what really transpired from those events.
These reports of possible terrorist attacks on our most critical sector of our economy is testimony to the calls of the Opposition Leader Hon. Kamla Persad Bissessar who has been calling on government to enact serious measures which protect our citizens and resources from the effects of Terrorism and also protects the faith and belief of others from being wrongfully targeted.