Shots fired again! UNC  vs the U.S Embassy

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Shots fired again! UNC vs the U.S Embassy

The United National Congress in their latest release to the U.Embassy said it is aware of the recent Press Release from the Embassy regarding the Department of State’s travel advisory to US citizens.

The UNC said “it strongly disagrees with any attempt to tell the Official Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago how to process, investigate and further explain information which has been published and put into the public domain.”

The UNC’s PRO, Kirk Meighoo in response to the Embassy said “The Embassy must be aware of American Founding Father, President John Adams, who is famous for stating, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

The UNC said it is “fully aware that US Travel Advisories are apolitical in nature, and in no way reflect the US’s relationship with any country or with any specific political party within a country.”

“It is notable that the Embassy did not declare that the UNC Press Release misquoted the Department of State in any way.“

Meighoo continued by saying, “to quote directly from their Travel Advisory, “Do not travel to Trinidad and Tobago due to restricted travel options put in place to prevent COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.”

Also: “Do not travel to: Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain due to crime.”

Meighoo said “as the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, it is of grave concern that our country has been added to the US’s “Level Four: Do Not Travel” list.”

“The US has published critical information on Trinidad and Tobago for the world to read and be guided by.”