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Trinidadian companies increase security in response to IS threat

Energy companies in Trinidad & Tobago have boosted security after Port of Spain warned that Islamic State has a local cell
By Staff reporter 3 April 2018 0 30262

Energy companies in Trinidad & Tobago have boosted security after Port of Spain warned that Islamic State (IS) has a local cell, Argus has reported.

There are concerns that export industries could be targets for the militant group.

“Companies have been strengthening internal security measures,” an energy ministry official was quoted as saying.

Prime Minister Keith Rowley said in February that several Trinidadians who had joined IS were returning from Syria and Iraq.

Trinidad survived an attempted coup in 1990 by the Jamaat al Muslimeen Islamist group, during which...