On behalf of the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Attorney General wishes to express our absolute shock and dismay at the horrific attack on innocent civilians that took place in Manhattan on October 31st. Our hearts go out to the victims of the attack, their families and those whose lives will forever be affected by this terrible tragedy. No personal grievance, political agenda or ideological goal can ever justify such a callous and cowardly act.
Our citizens share a special sense of kinship with the people of New York, which is home to many people of Trinidad and Tobago origin. New York is indeed a melting pot of the global community and the wealth of diversity among all American people will continue to draw their strength to overcoming such challenges. Our friends in New York and the wider United States can also count on the support of the people of Trinidad and Tobago in this difficult time.
Attacks such as these are ultimately aimed at changing our way of life but the effect is quite the opposite, instead strengthening our resolve and the commitment to the values and ideals shared by our two peoples. Trinidad and Tobago remains steadfast in the fight against global terror. We shall continue to work side by side with our American counterparts to eliminate the threats of terrorism and terrorist financing as we have done over the last 2 years in particular.