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T&T missions on alert in Canada, NY, Washington
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says T&T’s missions in Washington, New York, Miami and Canada have been asked to keep lines open so as to respond to the needs of Trinidadians in the US and Canada in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In a statement yesterday, Persad-Bissessar also called on the national community to join her in prayer for everyone in the path of the hurricane.
The statement added: ‘I am deeply concerned that among those in the path of the storm are thousands of nationals from Trinidad and Tobago, Caricom and the United States who I urge to follow the instructions of emergency personnel and those in authority in order to protect their lives and minimise damage.
“I am confident that the US authorities are well prepared to confront such an impending disaster and will respond appropriately to the exigencies of the situation. This is a deadly storm that has already ravaged the Caribbean, killing 61 people.”
Persad-Bissessar said she also instructed Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran to keep in contact with the relevant officials at the US Embassy in T&T.
She said she too would monitor the path of Hurricane Sandy. “I am also in touch with our own authorities here in Trinidad and Tobago so that if any intervention is required of us this can be quickly implemented," she said.
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