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US travel advisory: "Terrorists may attack with little or no warning"

The US Government has updated a travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago, warning, among other things, that terrorists may attack with little or no warning.

It advises visitors to be cautious at all times.

The following is the latest advisory posted on the website of the US Department of State:

"Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to crime and terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk. 

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

Technology: Twitter wins legal battle with US Government

Twitter withdrew its lawsuit against the U.S. government today, as the government backed down from its request for information regarding an immigration-focused, anti-Trump account.

The U.S. government—and specifically, U.S. Customs and Border Protection—wanted information on the anonymous Twitter account @ALT_uscis, which has been tweeting about immigration issues, and taking a particularly anti-Trump stance.

Twitter as they've done repeatedly in the past, stood by its mission for user privacy as well as transparency.

National Security Ministry, US Government, local Muslims form round-table to address terrorism

The Ministry of National Security has started a round-table discussion with local Muslim organisations, with the involvement of the United States Government, to address issues of terrorism.

The representatives met for the first time today, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of National Security.

The following is the statement the Ministry issued today.

US Government gives T&T until February 2017 to pass FATCA legislation

US Ambassador John Estrada has announced that the US Government is giving this country until February 2017 to pass FATCA legislation.

The announcement comes after the Government said it had sought an extension from the US Department of Treasury for the passage of the bill.

The following is the statement from the US Ambassador:

“I wanted to take a brief moment to provide another update on FATCA.