SAN JUAN – The mayor of Port-of-Spain has called it quits after protests demanding his resignation, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday and the Trinidad Express reported Wednesday.
Raymond Tim Kee sent his resignation letter on Tuesday, nearly a week after criticizing the “vulgar” behavior of women during the Feb. 8-9 Carnival, which was marred by the murder of female Japanese tourist Asami Nagakiya.
Insisting that his comments were “misconstrued,” Kee apologized to “the women and national population” who were offended.
Nagakiya, 30, was found strangled to death in Port-of-Spain the day after Carnival ended. Since then, various groups have demanded Kee’s resignation.
Deputy Mayor Keron Valentine is expected to take charge of the municipal government.