US downgrades Trinidad &Tobago’s travel status; UNC explains why?

UNC has released a statement on the US travel advisory, which holds several questions on the current government.

US downgrades Trinidad &Tobago's travel status; UNC explains why?
US downgrades Trinidad &Tobago's travel status; UNC explains why?

Trinidad and Tobago: UNC has released a statement on the US travel advisory, which holds several questions on the current government. The statement was shared by the local newspaper “Trinidad Express.”

UNC’s statement on US travel advisory:

The world is noting the health and criminal disaster that Keith Rowley has created in Trinidad and Tobago, and, sadly, United States citizens have been advised accordingly.

The US has downgraded Trinidad and Tobago’s travel status from Level 3 (‘Reconsider Travel’) to Level 4 (‘Do Not Travel’). The instructions from the US government to its citizens are: ‘Do not travel to Trinidad and Tobago due to limited travel options put in place to prevent Covid- 19. Exercise upsurges caution in Trinidad & Tobago due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.’ They warn: ‘Violence and shootings occur regularly in some areas of Port of Spain.’

Expressly, the US government has advised its citizens DO NOT TRAVEL to Laventille (MPs Fitzgerald Hinds and Adrian Leonce), Beetham (MP Fitzgerald Hinds), Sea Lots (MP Keith Scotland), Cocorite (MP Symon de Nobriga), and the interior of Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain (MP Stuart Young) due to crime. US administration personnel are prohibited from travelling to those areas and downtown Port of Spain (MP Keith Scotland) and Fort George overlook (MP Symon de Nobriga) after dark.

These are all areas ruled by the PNM continuously from 1956 to today-65 years of dereliction of duty and abuse of trust. They include seats held by the current Minister of National Security and the (recently) former minister of national security. Yet, the US government has declared these very seats the most dangerous areas in all of Trinidad and Tobago.

We need to connect these dots and correct our actions to save our country. Suppose Keith Rowley, Fitzgerald Hinds and Stuart Young have failed so spectacularly to provide security for the people of Port of Spain and Cocorite after 65 years of rule. In that case, it is impossible for them to now offer safety and security for Trinidad and Tobago as a whole. We witness this truth every single day under the PNM and Rowley’s misrule.

The appointment of Fitzgerald Hinds to lead the Ministry of National Security is the latest slap in the face to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

PNM anarchy and lawlessness destroys the physical security and lives of our citizens and our economy and livelihoods.

This is the total opposite of what other governments are doing in our neighboring Caribbean islands. While the US instructs its citizens ‘DO NOT TRAVEL’ to Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Grenada are opening up to vaccinated travelers.

It is only a matter of time before the PNM turns the whole of Trinidad and Tobago into the crime hellholes that they have turned their stronghold areas into.

With resolve, every citizen must commit themselves to save Trinidad and Tobago from the pandemic that is the PNM.