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2007 Press Releases

U.S. Donates Fifty Bulletproof Vests to Trinidad and Tobago

November 30, 2007

Dr. Roy L. Austin, U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, presented Minister for National Security Martin Joseph with 50 bulletproof vests in a November 30 ceremony at the Ministry's offices. 

In commenting on the turnover of the vests, Ambassador Austin said, “The U.S. Government cooperates with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in the common battle against crime and terrorism.  The United States provides substantial assistance to Trinidad and Tobago’s law enforcement, military and other security agencies.  Today’s donation of fifty bulletproof vests is just one more instance of this cooperative and fully coordinated assistance.”

Ambassador Austin continued that, "Our effort to assist is multi-pronged, respectful of local laws, and carried out through a number of agencies represented at the U.S. Embassy.  When the appropriate opportunity presents itself, many of these same Embassy sections often seek to provide assistance beyond that strictly focusing on security matters.  An example of this involves humanitarian U.S. military programs such as the recent visit of the hospital ship USNS Comfort, whose staff treated 8,777 people in October 2007."


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 Ambassador Austin and Minister Joseph.  Full Size
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 Ambassador Austin, Ag. Asst. COP Glen Roach and Minister Joseph.  Full Size