PM: I'm not surprised about the British advisory about Tobago


Prime minister Dr Keith Rowley says he is not surprised that the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office has issued an advisory warning of the latest murder of a British national.

The UK Foreign Office updated its travel advisory to alert visitors of the murder of Richard Wheeler. Speaking with members of the media at a post cabinet media briefing today, Dr Rowley said those guilty of the murders will be found.

A check on the UK Foreign Office’s website says that while visits to the island are mostly trouble-free, it said that “a British national was murdered in the Riseland area in October.”

Meantime, Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London is urging Tobagonians to be vigilant of their surroundings. He made the request on the heels of Richard and Grace Wheeler’s brutal murder at their Riseland Gardens, Carnbee home in Tobago.

Richard, a British national, was a lawyer. His body was found in the house bearing several chop wounds. Grace, a Trinidad and Tobago national was a real estate agent. Her body was found with her throat slit, on the lawn of their property.

Police investigations have been stepped up since the incident and THA Chief Secretary London says the incident has brought to light the need for greater vigilance and continues to urge anyone with information on the murders to come forward.

The Law Association yesterday condemned the murder and also asked anyone with information to come forward.


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