Responding to breaking news of the Boston Marathon Explosion which occurred this afternoon Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, who is presently in New York, expressed her shock and concern for the victims of this tragedy. It has been reported that two persons have lost their lives.
The Prime Minister is monitoring the information that is now forthcoming from the scene of the explosions and is in touch with our Ambassador to the United States of America His Excellency Neil Parsan to provide her with any information on the reports that four citizens of Trinidad and Tobago were participating in the run and their safety.
The New York Police and Mayors office have stepped up security in the city following the blast.
The Prime Minister will leave tomorrow for Washington where she will participate in a series of meetings and address the OAS Americas Africa Business Forum.