Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley should not have ventured into a tit-for-tat situation with the United States.
So said former director of the University of the West Indies Institute of International Relations Prof Andy Knight in response to Rowley's attack last Friday on the US State Department for T&T's ranking in their 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report which placed the country at Tier 2.
Rowley accused the US of hypocrisy, given their own struggles with migrants.
Nishal Sankat, the Trinidad and Tobago national who has been charged with trying to steal a plane at the Melbourne Airport in Florida, is coming home.
A report by Fox 35 News in the United States, says Sankat is taking a plea deal which allows him to leave prison and leave the country.
Orlando Melbourne Airport was on lockdown almost two weeks ago when Sankat boarded an American Airlines plane in an attempt to take off.
The report says he's being allowed to return to Trinidad and Tobago after pleading guilty to burglary.