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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.

Gasparillo woman reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 60-year-old Chandra Ramoutar.

She was last seen at her Darnaud Street, Gasparillo home, around 3:30pm, on Thursday 6th June, 2019 and was reported missing to the Gasparillo Police Station, around 4pm on Monday by a relative.

Ramoutar is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 9 inches tall and medium built with a brown complexion.

She was last seen wearing a denim skirt and an orange short sleeve shirt.

Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants sleep in Scarborough

Approximately 300 Venezuelan asylum seekers, most of whom travelled from Trinidad, spent the night on the streets of Scarborough Monday awaiting Tuesday's 7 am opening of the Tobago amnesty registration centre at Caroline Building, Wilson Road.

According to Emily Lyon, a Venezuelan who travelled to Tobago to register, a list with names of persons outside the centre was organised by a group leader to determine each person's position in the registration line.

Venezuelan migrants rush to Tobago as deadline approaches

With one week to go be­fore the dead­line for reg­is­tra­tion, over 200 Venezue­lans braved the in­clement weath­er in To­ba­go yes­ter­day and turned up at the Car­o­line Build­ing Reg­is­tra­tion Cen­tre in Scar­bor­ough, To­ba­go, in an at­tempt to get away from the long lines at the two lo­ca­tions in Trinidad.

This is the first time To­ba­go has seen such an in­flux, since the reg­is­tra­tion process com­menced nine days ago.Since the start of the reg­is­tra­tion process, To­ba­go has not seen any fig­ures ex­ceed­ing 40 mi­grants on a dai­ly ba­sis.

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