DEATH THREATS AGAINST T&T’S PRESIDENT
Written by IrieJam Radio on January 24, 2017
The president of Trinidad & Tobago has received death threats.
T&T’s Guardian newspaper is reporting that last Sunday, security agencies received an anonymous threat on the life of President Anthony Carmona.
The threat was received at the Police Command Centre via a phone call, in which a male caller – who claimed to be from the army, said “they were waiting by the Savannah to offload shots for the President.”
The caller referred to the President and “all ah dem”, but it is unknown who ‘dem’ is, and threatened to bomb police stations.
In response, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said there is no “credible evidence” that the threat is real, but security agencies are monitoring the situation – including the Defence Force and Special Branch.
This is the first threat on Carmona’s life since becoming President in 2013, however he was threatened in 2011, when he was a high court judge, dealing with a high profile case against a known gang leader.
Anthony Carmona’s term as president ends next year.