A Venezuelan refugee who had six relatives aboard a pirogue which disappeared on May 16 with 29 passengers which left Güiria for Chaguaramas is pleading for authorities in T&T and Venezuela to locate them.
Kender Berra, who has been living in this country for more than a year, believes the missing pirogue Ana María was hijacked.
Berra, who is originally from El Tigre, Anzoátegui state, told a Venezuelan news outlet he and his brother waited in vain on a wharf in Chaguaramas for the vessel to arrive.
National Security Minister Stuart Young says Venezuelans currently housed at the Immigration Detention Centre will be allowed to register for the Government’s proposed one-year amnesty.
He made the comment as he gave an update on the amnesty which will target Venezuelans who are already in T&T but are now illegally here during yesterday’s post-Cabinet briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.
Young said a note on the issue has already been drafted and he will take it to Cabinet next week.