Chairman of the Siparia Regional Corporation Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh says that time is up for the Venezuelan migrants who have been staying at Irwin Park, Siparia for the last two weeks.
As they leave on Tuesday, Ramadharsingh said that they will be presented with mattresses and other items that have been collected for them over that time.
He said that he has ensured that all of the migrants have gone through the registration process of Government’s amnesty.
However, he said it was a difficult and challenging time and no more can be accommodated.
On May 22, South Western Division police detained 105 migrants, including children who were found in a camp in the forest of Palo Seco.
But without sufficient resources to keep them in custody, the migrants were given orders of supervision and released, giving them the opportunity to access to government’s amnesty for Venezuelan nationals fleeing their country’s socio-economic woes.
With nowhere to go, 72 migrants were allowed to camp in the sporting facility.
Ramadharsingh said that he took an emergency executive decision to open up the facility because the migrants were literally living off the streets of Siparia. Since then, he said 24/7 care, security and food were given to them.
An appeal was made to the public and the business community to assist in providing rental payment, stoves, fridges and mattresses in an attempt to have the migrants transition into a rental living.
He said this was done so that they can have a safe place over their heads, especially those families with women and children.
Reporter: Kevon Felmine