The Ministry of National Security says the situation involving Trinidad and Tobago nationals being ‘kidnapped’ and currently held in Venezuela has been attracting its attention.
The ministry says the matter is on-going and at a very sensitive stage.
It says that accordingly, details and specific information surrounding the circumstances of this matter cannot be provided at this time.
Fishermen who ply their trade in the Atlantic Ocean, off the south-east coast of Trinidad, say the return of the sargassum seaweed is affecting their ability to catch fish.
A large amount of the seaweed began washing up along the southeastern coast, particularly along the Mayaro shoreline, over the last two weeks.
Fishermen say the seaweed damage their nets and engines.
With their increased cost for super gas after regular imports were halted, fishermen complained that they don’t have the money to repair their boats and nets.
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A video of Las Cuevas fishermen rescuing an endangered leatherback turtle from a fishing net is receiving praise on social media.
The video was posted by the Las Cuevas Eco Friendly Association and was viewed over 47,000 times over 14 hours.
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The near-3-minute video shows three fishermen cutting the net before they eventually free the turtle.
The Association says on the post, "Thanks a lot guys #keep up the good work."
The European Union has issued a warning to Trinidad & Tobago of possible sanctions, with a yellow card for being uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing.
It was announced via a statement issued by the European Commission in Brussels today.
Kiribati and Sierra Leone have also been yellow-carded.
The statement says that "Trinidad and Tobago also has a large fleet operating internationally where authorities do not control or inspect foreign vessels, nor cooperate with relevant flag States."