STATEMENT by several Heads of Mission and representatives from International Organizations located in Trinidad and Tobago:
We wish to first and foremost extend our condolences to the family and many friends of Asami, and to express our grief at the loss of such a vibrant young woman who had so much to look forward to. We also wish to express our solidarity to all those who are struggling to cope with this very tragic loss.
Asami’s multicultural commitment is an example for societies that celebrate diversity and embrace the idea that society is stronger and more harmonious in spite of differences.
I do agree with you Emerald,someone needs to be held accountable for this,at the same time,this should serve as a chilling reminder of the depth to which this country has sunk. We can only hope that one day, that recognition will come.
In addition to a fingerprint bank, a DNA bank would be far more effective.
For many reasons I find myself relating to this horrific murder more than I have in similar past situations.
I cannot envision too many positive scenarios to emerge from this despicable act for any of the involved parties and countries.
My only hope is that the law enforcement of T & T has collected reliable evidence including sperm samples, hair samples, fingerprints from imprints on the neck or otherwise, video, tire tracks etc. It is my expectation that our authorities will share this evidence with international data bases as well as local data bases. In this way, my hope for at least one best case scenario can emerge for all of us.
Clyde and Valerie: You have to look a little deeper and realize that it is political suicide for certain politicians in Trinidad to reduce the crime rate. So all these remedies you are suggesting will never be implemented in our lifetime.
It certainly is but crime in Trinidad,a country so small and so prosperous....that is a copout...
I hear you man,it is a sad situation all around. It is no wonder we have unfortunate scenarios like Asami....and sooo many others who have shared the same fate.