Venezuelan refugees

Hinds: No trap in registration process

A to­tal of 9,080 cit­i­zens of Venezuela, who en­tered T&T legal­ly, have over­stayed their time in this coun­try be­tween 2016 to now, act­ing prime Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert has said.

Ad­dress­ing the post-Cab­i­net press con­fer­enceon Wednes­day, Im­bert said he re­ceived those of­fi­cial sta­tis­tics from Chief Im­mi­gra­tion Of­fi­cer Char­maine Gand­hi-An­drews dur­ing a meet­ing on Tues­day.

Im­bert said he sought the da­ta to dis­pel the in­ac­cu­rate fig­ures be­ing bandied about with re­gard to the num­ber of Venezue­lan cit­i­zens here.

Venezuelan nationals to protest 'inhumane' treatment outside UN head office

A group of Venezuelan nationals will be protesting outside the united nations head office of chancery lane this morning.

Their grouse, the inhumane treatment meted out to Venezuelan nationals by local immigration authorities during an exercise on Aripata avenue over the weekend.

Activist Yaseina Gonzales described the activity as an abuse of power.

She is alleging that the authorities targeted all Venezuelan nationals including those who are living in Trinidad legally as well as those who have obtained un refugee status like criminals and held like hostages.