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Caribbean: CARICOM warns of terrorist threat

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) warns member states of terror threat due to reported militant influx from Middle East

01 Jun 07:04 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/31/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/31/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Jamaica). COUNTRY/REGION Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands

Event

On Tuesday, May 29, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials warned of ongoing immigration of Islamist militants from the Middle East to the Caribbean. CARICOM officials stated that the number of foreign militants traveling to the Caribbean region is "increasing exponentially." Among the countries reported to be most severely affected by such migration is Trinidad and Tobago. Heightened security measures are expected across CARICOM member states in the near-term.

The terrorist risk remains relatively low but attacks cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in the Caribbean region are to remain vigilant and report all suspicious objects and behavior to the relevant authorities.