Mayor Raymond Tim Kee

Trinidad and Tobago still making headlines

The murder of Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya continues to gain international attraction.

The news of her murder was first publicized on the Washington Post and several Japanese websites, but more recently it has been reported by the BBC.

An article on the network's website headlines "Mayor who blamed victim's 'vulgar' behavior for her death resigns".

The report by Emma Wilson quoted Mayor Tim Kee's comments saying "over ten thousand people have now signed an online petition calling on him to resign.

Opposition Leader - 'This is a true victory of the people"

Leader of the Opposition Mrs. Kamla Persad Bissessar calls Mr. Tim Kee's promised resignation,"a true victory of the people."

The following is the full media release

Opposition Leader Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, today hailed civil society groups and associated individuals who, after days of activism compelled Mr. Raymond Tim Kee to offer, albeit belatedly, an unequivocal apology for his reckless and offensive comments following the tragic death of Asami Nagakiya, as well as to declare his intention to resign as Mayor.