Trinidad and Tobago's new government announced Thursday it will name a commission to look into a bloody 1990 coup attempt by a radical Islamic group in the twin-island Caribbean nation.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, whose five-party coalition won a 29-12 advantage in May parliamentary elections, said the fact-finding panel will help the country close a painful chapter of its history.
"It is important for us to have this inquiry, for us to find out what exactly went wrong, so that we can take steps to avoid this ever happening again," Persad-Bissessar told reporters.
Persad-Bissessar said her government has already started to consider commissioners and determine exactly how the panel will function. Her administration also intends to auction off properties owned by the Islamic group so they can repay the state for damage during the coup attempt two decades ago.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Trinidad after 20 years finally looking into Islamic coup attempt.
The fact the idiots in Trinidad pardoned everyone instead of hanging them was inexcusable.