Trini ISIS recruitment to feature on National Geographic

(flashback)Men identified as Trinidadians fighting on behalf of terror organisation ISIS.

Muslim leaders must do more to guide their followers and steer them away from joining terrorist organisations.

This was the call made yesterday by chairman of the Concerned Muslims of Trinidad and Tobago, Imam Sheraz Ali, as he spoke during a conference at the University of the Southern Caribbean in Maracas-St Joseph.

The conference brought together various stakeholders to discuss the topic, “Prioritising Caribbean Security in the 21st Century: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism”.

Speaking on the role of imams in preventing terrorism. Ali said a survey was recently conducted among leaders of various mosques across T&T and only a small percentage said they knew of the individuals from their mosques who left Trinidad to fight for terror group ISIS (Islamic State).


The local government election is heating up as, come Sunday, both the People’s National Movement (PNM) and the United National Congress (UNC) will be launching their election campaigns and presenting their 139 candidates.

Attorney Ché N Dindial of Freedom Chambers has issued a letter dated November 4, 2019 to the permanent secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister on behalf of former government minister Devant Maharaj stating that instructions were given to make an application for an immediate injunction from the High Court to restrain the Attorney General and Prime Minister from destroying the report.

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal has lost his legal bid to get protection of the court from what he considered to be an abuse of his fundamental rights. Moonilal had argued that his constitutional right to a fair hearing was being denied and had sought to have the court declare that the Privileges Committee of the House of Representatives was improperly constituted and therefore incapable of taking action against him.

WITH claims of sexual harassment levelled against him by a former employee, and allegations of a cover-up, Diego Martin Central MP Darryl Smith has lost the support of some of his constituents.