The Ministry of Health says it is continuing its recruitment drive of medical professionals from the Republic of Cuba with the recent intake of 58 specialist healthcare professionals.
The ministry says this ongoing recruitment is part of its overall strategy to address the shortage of appropriately qualified and experienced health professionals in the public health system.
This is the second batch of Cuban nationals who have been integrated into the public health sector for 2019.
A Cuban national is now in the custody of the Immigration Division, after being arrested by officers of the Tobago Division, during an anti-crime exercise in the Crown Point district, earlier this week.
During the exercise, supervised by W/Sgt. Brenda Clarke-Sterling, a roadblock was conducted along Milford Road, Crown Point, between 9:30 pm to 10:45 pm, on Tuesday 29th May, 2018.
There, officers had cause to detain the man, whom they suspected of being in the country illegally.