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Free room and board in Tobago

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.

Flow introduces paid paternity leave

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.

Enterprise squatters get certificates of comfort

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.

San Juan teenager missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Jamilia Snaggs.

Snaggs was last seen at her Febeau Village, San Juan home, around 3 pm on Monday.

She was reported missing by her mother to the San Juan Police Station around 10 am on Tuesday.

Snaggs is of African descent, 5 feet tall and slim built with a light brown complexion. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jamilia Snaggs is asked to contact the police at 999, 911, 800-TIPS or any police station or text/WhatsApp 482-GARY (4279).

Pregnant women, newborn children caught in registration rush

As thousands of Venezuelan migrants rush to register ahead of Friday's deadline, there were calls for more compassion to be shown toward newborn babies and pregnant women who were being pushed to the back of the line in the humid weather.

Mothers with babies just weeks old were told at about 9 am that there were 350 migrants inside the Achievors Banquet Hall in Duncan Village, San Fernando waiting to be registered as part of government's amnesty programme.

Former IIR Head: Accept Venezuelans, but have a plan

Former director of the Institute of International Relations (IIR) at the University of the West Indies' St Augustine campus, Andy Knight, is supporting  Government's decision to provide refuge to Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing the deteriorating conditions in their country. However, he is also advising that this should not be done in an ad-hoc manner to avoid any future complications.

Protest march sets off from Ramai Trace

Par­ents, teach­ers and pupils of the Ra­mai Trace Hin­du School have set off on a three-hour protest march from Debe to the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion in San Fer­nan­do to press their de­mands for the im­me­di­ate open­ing of the school. They have been joined by Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Mooni­lal and mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty

More than 100 peo­ple be­gan the six-mile jour­ney around 9 am from Ra­mai Trace Junc­tion at the SS Erin Road to the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion's Sut­ton of­fice where they in­tend to drop off a pe­ti­tion signed by more 1,000 stake­hold­ers.

AG: Migrants linked to certain crimes

T&T is grap­pling with eco­nom­ic mi­grants since Venezue­lans be­gan to seek refuge here and it is a fact that the coun­try has seen an uptick in “cer­tain of the crimes” as re­sult of some of the mi­grant is­sues, says At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi.

“The Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er can speak to that him­self,” Al-Rawi added in Sen­ate on Tues­day.

“But suf­fice to say the num­ber of mur­ders has been not­ed to have risen as a re­sult of some of our mi­gra­tion is­sues. I’m not talk­ing on­ly about Venezuela, I’m talk­ing about oth­er po­si­tions.”

Mother of 8 wants help to rebuild home after arson attack

Four months af­ter a preg­nant moth­er and her eight chil­dren nar­row­ly es­caped when their home was rid­dled with bul­lets and set on fire, she is beg­ging for help to re­build their home.

Un­em­ployed and liv­ing un­der volatile con­di­tions at a house in Gran Cou­va, In­de­ria Gar­cia, 35, who is due to give birth to her ninth child next month said all their be­long­ings were lost in the fire.

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