Two female tourists attacked in Tobago; Chief Secretary responds

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, Kelvin Charles has strongly condemned the recent attacks on two British female tourists at Grafton Monday morning.

Police reports confirm that the attacks took place in the vicinity of Grafton Beach around 1:30 am on Monday 11th March, 2019.

The Chief Secretary, who returned yesterday from his trip to Germany for the ITB Berlin tourism and trade show, has expressed displeasure at the incidents and is extending sentiments of comfort and concern to the victims and their families.

“I am deeply saddened as well as annoyed by these attacks. Having recently returned from a mission trip to Germany to promote Tobago’s tourism product, it is seriously disheartening to return to this distasteful news,” Charles said in a statement issued Tuesday.

Acting Senior Superintendent, TTPS, Tobago Division, Jefferey George, confirms that a 34-year-old man from Young Street, Canaan was arrested by a team of police officers led by Woman Sergeant Piggott in connection with the matter.

The statement says that both the Chief Secretary and the Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) are encouraging all residents of Tobago, to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings.

The Chief Secretary and the TTPS, Tobago are also appealing to persons to take personal responsibility in the fight against crime and the promotion and protection of the Tobago tourism industry.

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