Assistant Commissioner of Police Ainsley Garrick said the Tobago Police Division is prepared for any eventualities that might arise after the registration centre for Venezuelan migrants at the Caroline Building in Scarborough closes at 5 pm today.
ACP Garrick told Guardian Media it is apparent that many migrants will not get the opportunity to register before the deadline. He said security personnel will be out in their numbers to ensure that peace is maintained.
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 the process today will not be disadvantaged.
In response to a question from the Opposition in the Lower Houset, Young outlined a process to accommodate the backlog when gates close at 5 pm.
With less than 24 hours to go, yet another international humanitarian group is calling on the government to extend the period of registration to Venezuelan nationals.
As the deadline for the registration period looms, Refugees International (RI) says it is gravely concerned about the possibility that arrests and deportations may follow.
According to RI, Trinidad and Tobago has only three registration centres to register more than 40,000 Venezuelans.
A Todds Road mother, who uses a wheelbarrow to transport her 22-year-old Cerebral Palsy son, has finally had her prayers answered.
From Friday Oumawatee Mohammed would no longer need a wheelbarrow for her son, Ronaldo Mohammed.
Ten days ago, Guardian Media reported Oumawatee's plight and the need to have their only access road paved.
The current state of the road made it impassable to any vehicle.
A San Fernando family of 12, including four children, cowered in fear at their home early on Wednesday after, what they first thought was a storm, turned out to be a National Security helicopter hovering, close to their roof.
Strong updraughts generated by the propeller caused several galvanize sheets on their roof to become loose and blow off.
The growing expression of xenophobic comments towards the Venezuelan community has left many of them frightened, but many of them say they are just asking for a chance to prove their critics wrong.
The group Venezuelans United by Work has been sourcing jobs for Venezuelan migrants even before the registration process began, but they are hoping the registration will now allow for the community to show just what they can contribute to the country.
Three days before the end of the registration process, hundreds of Venezuelan nationals remain hopeful they will get the chance to register in Tobago.
Most of them left long lines at the two registration centres in Trinidad and travelled to Tobago with the hope that they can register at the Caroline Building, in Scarborough easily.
On Wednesday morning, many migrants returned to the Tobago centre having slept at various guests houses and hotels for free.
Evolving parental leave policy is quite simply and is the right thing to do says Chief People Officer of Liberty Latin America, parent company of Cable and Wireless and its consumer brand Flow Trinidad.
He made the remark as employees of Flow Trinidad can now enjoy paid maternity leave of 16 weeks and paid paternal leave of eight weeks.
Under the stewardship of Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Edmund Dillon, the Land Settlement Agency has distributed 37 Certificates of Comfort to families in Crown Trace, Enterprise, Chaguanas.
A Certificate of Comfort issued by the Land Settlement Agency, is the first stage in the regularization of tenure process.
Only squatters who were occupying state land prior to January 1, 1998 could have made an application for a COC on or before October 27, 2000.