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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.”
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.