Missing-children broadcast probe

(Trinidad Express) – The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has begun investigations to determine whether the erroneous reports of the “discovery of children in a container on the port within Trinidad and Tobago was public mischief on the part of the broadcasting stations involved”.

This statement comes as a result of the television and radio reports on Tuesday that children were found in a shipping container about to be taken out of the country. Subsequent reports revealed that there was no evidence to support the earlier claims.

TATT is concerned that the nature of the issue contributed to the shutdown of essential services to the public and the misuse of the security services as well as loss of revenue.

As a result of the severity of the repercussions of those reports, TATT says it will take all steps necessary to ensure that any improper conduct was addressed and a recurrence prevented.

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