Trinidad and Tobago still making headlines

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 20:00

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.

The primary charge is that he is guilty of victim blaming: placing responsibility for the attack on Nagakiya herself." 30-year-old Asami was found strangled to death on Ash Wednesday in some bushes on the Queen's Park Savannah.

She was reportedly last seen when she left the Silver Stars pan yard around 6.30 pm on Carnival Tuesday.

To date, her killer remains at large