Minister concerned about ISIS threat in Caribbean

National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has said that he will be looking closely at reports that nine Trinidad and Tobago nationals allegedly tried to join the terrorist group – ISIS.

The men were reported to have been nabbed by Turkish officials in Adana, while travelling in a truck on July 27, and were to be deported to Trinidad and Tobago.

The truck was stopped by police acting on a tip-off that “foreigners” were said to be en route to join the terrorist organisation active in Syria and Iraq.

“This is something that we have to take very seriously – when we talked about the deportees, these are the sorts of things that can be problematic for us,” National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, told reporters here today.

He promised that a statement will be forthcoming later.

The minister agreed that the issue of Caribbean nationals joining ISIS represents a security threat to the entire region.

“I think that the ministers of  National Security will be meeting in Trinidad  early in September and I think that is one of the topics that we will discuss,” Francis disclosed.



  1. Anonymous
    August 2, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Oh so now you’re trying to spin that big deportee blunder where Allen told a bunch of lies into concerns over ISIS? ?
    I see you’re learning to consult with your handlers before making bold statements again. Next time say nothing and let your handlers feed you your lines Hermangild.

  2. Sad-But-True
    August 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    This guy is all Mouthy. Since he is now enjoying his ‘5 to stay Alive Kit,” he has lost all common sense. But I don’t blame him in full. Being around an inferior UWP Prime Minister will surely make you appear as retarded like IT.

    1. Anon1
      August 3, 2016 at 7:31 am

      I think common sense was a miss with him prior to winning office.

      Which I could highlight some of the papishow he stated pre elections.

      Some of it was hilarious.

  3. truth hurts
    August 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    this does not take away the fact that we need to be ready for threats such like isis. I think we need to keep political sides apart when dealing with a situation that has serious implications if we fail to deliver a safe Caribbean region .

  4. Anonymous
    August 3, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Isis should blow up sad but true s## instead

  5. Anonymous
    August 3, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Isis should blow up sad but true a## instead

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