Why are Many Young Trinidadians Joining Isis? 18° Degrees North Probes the Threat of Terrorism in the Caribbean. Tune in South Florida at 10 am EST Sunday, January 3rd, 2015 to the CW, SFL TV

Kingston, Jamaica

This week on episode 4 of 18 Degrees North-Trinidadian nationals head to Syria to fight for ISIS. What’s driving them? Are other Caribbean nationals following suit?
We hear from a Trinidadian national about life in the Islamic State. Also a 2013 report from Argentina showed that Iran had been setting up bases in the Caribbean and Trinidadians had been interacting with radical groups long before this came to light in 2014. We interview Sergio Widder of the Simon Weisenthal Center in Buenos Aires. And recently barred from entering Jamaica, the 18 Degrees North team speaks with and profiles Trinidadian Muslim imam, Yasin Abu Bakr - deemed responsible for the 1990 coup attempt in Trinidad that left more than 2 dozen people dead and also mentioned in a 2007 plot to blow up JFK airport in New York City.

Tune in to the weekly investigative TV Magazine 18 Degrees North with Host Zahra Burton, this Sunday, January 3, 2015 at 10am EST, on South Florida's, the CW, SFL-TV. 

18° Degrees North is sponsored by Grace Foods.

About 18° Degrees North

18° Degrees North is a TV news magazine whose main purpose is to uncover stories related to the Caribbean that have gone unreported or been underreported for too long. If it’s political corruption or a celebration of success, this show promises to be bold, fair and in-depth, all while maintaining the highest level of journalistic standards. 18° Degrees North will incite outrage, discomfort, marvel and praise but at its core, it will inform. Our hope is that more information can lead to better decisions, and better decisions can lead to greater prosperity for the Caribbean region and its Diaspora in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

18° Degrees North takes its inspiration from CBS’ 60 Minutes and ABC’s Nightline. It is one half hour long, with three video segments each, exploring topics as varied as politics, science, business, health, sports and culture. 18° Degrees North is a production of Global Reporters for the Caribbean.

To interview 18° Degrees North Host Zahra Burton contact publicist Tandi Wilder at SheGotGame Media (305) 520-9703.

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