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Venezuelan registration: What happens after 5pm?

Despite calls from International human rights bodies, the registration period for Venezuelan migrants will close at 5 pm, according to national security minister Stuart Young.

However, Young has announced a system that will ensure those who are present outside registration centres at the close of registration will not be disadvantaged. 

In response to a question from the opposition in the lower house of Parliament, Young outlined a process to accommodate the backlog when gates close at 5 pm. 

Tobagonians have a change of heart

Church­es, sec­u­lar or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing youth groups and schools ex­tend­ed a help­ing hand to Venezuela mi­grants, who left Trinidad to reg­is­ter at the To­ba­go cen­tre.

They pro­vid­ed blan­kets, wa­ter, break­fast, lunch and snacks, as the mi­grants braved the hot sun, wait­ing in line days be­fore reg­is­tra­tion was due to end on June 14.

From Sun­day af­ter­noon, hun­dreds of mi­grants be­gan pour­ing in­to To­ba­go by plane and fer­ry, flee­ing long lines at the two oth­er cen­tres in Trinidad.

Police seize more info from Jaagriti

De­spite a pend­ing le­gal ac­tion which chal­lenges the Sedi­tion Act and pos­si­ble charges against Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al Sat­naryan Ma­haraj, po­lice re­turned to Ra­dio and TV Jaagri­ti on Thursday to ob­tain tapes which may be linked to the case.

Around 1.30 pm, a team of of­fi­cers lead by ASP Michael Veronique vis­it­ed the Tu­na­puna me­dia house where a war­rant was read to staff by In­spec­tor Wayne Stan­ley.

Taxi fare hike for migrants in South

With just four days of reg­is­tra­tion left, thou­sands of Venezue­lans con­tin­ue to gath­er in droves out­side the Achie­vors Ban­quet Hall in San Fer­nan­do, while un­scrupu­lous taxi dri­vers cap­i­talised on their dis­tress.

Some Venezue­lan fam­i­lies say they have been wait­ing for days to get reg­is­tered but al­though num­bers reached as high as 4,200, on­ly 1,500 were cleared up to 2 pm. The sit­u­a­tion at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain was sim­i­lar where hun­dreds of mi­grants await­ed to be reg­is­tered.

Woodland man missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 51-year-old Ricky Jebodh.

Ricky, of Main Road, Woodland, was last seen in the district around 11:00 am, on Sunday 12th May 2019.

He was reported missing to the San Fernando Police Station, on that same date, by his brother.

Ricky is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion, short grey hair and a full greying beard.

He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved plaid shirt, a pair of blue jeans and a pair of black steel-tipped shoes.

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