Imam Yusuf Diab, of the Crown Point Muslim sect, applauds Government’s move to register and offer Venezuelans employment and medical services for one year.
Speaking with Guardian Media at the Crown Point Masjid on the eve of the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Imam said he is happy the Government began the initiative.
He made it clear that as an Orthodox sect, his organisation did not get involved in Governments’ affairs.
However, as a businessman, he saw “the registration as a good idea.”
Police are seeking the public's assistance in finding three people who have been reported missing.
They include two adults and a 15-year-old girl.
Ramdhanie Ragbir, 66, of Bonasse Village, Cedros, was last seen awaiting medical treatment at the San Fernando General Hospital on Sunday 2nd June, 2019.
He was reported missing to the San Fernando Police Station the following day.
Ragbir is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 5 inches tall, slim built, with a brown complexion and grey hair.
Venezuelan nationals seeking employment in this country after registering in the government's amnesty, are being catered for by some companies, with bilingual application forms.
Among those companies is Prestige Holdings, which has now adapted its forms with Spanish translations to ensure that the Venezuelan nationals could understand.
Prestige Holdings is the parent company of Subway, KFC, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays and Starbucks.
The registration process runs from May 31 to June 14.
A mother, whose son has cerebral palsy, is asking for help from members of the public to complete the only access road to their home to the Todds Station Road, Todds Road, in Central Trinidad.
In 2017, Guardian Media highlighted the plight of Oumawatee Mohammed, who uses a wheelbarrow to transport her son, Ronaldo Mohammed.
Back then she begged for assistance to have an access road constructed so she can safely take her son up the hill. Two years later, the road, now called Yvonne Trace, is only halfway completed.
Some of the 115 Venezuelans who completed registration at Achievers Banquet Hall in San Fernando on Friday say they are surprised at the line of questions they were asked during their brief interviews by Immigration.
Some expressed fear of being persecuted politically if the information they divulged was shared.
Speaking to Guardian Media through our translator Angie Ramnarine, Venezuelan Juan Fernandes said the questions were limited and did not take into account their medical problems or their medical needs.
The Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Ketisha Arthur.
Arthur, of Sixth Avenue, Barataria, was last seen at her home on Tuesday 28th May, 2019, by her mother.
She was reported missing to the Morvant Police Station on that same date.
Arthur is of African descent, 5 feet 2 inches tall and slim built, with a dark brown complexion and short hair.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the police at 999, 911, 800-TIPS or any police station or text/WhatsApp 482-GARY.
Finance Minister and acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert says the government has not accepted any financial aid from any international organisation to deal with the Venezuelan migrants.
Imbert said accepting foreign aid has foreign policy implications that Trinidad and Tobago does not want to get involved in at this time.
He says right now the government does not need it.
It's costing the state $5 million to conduct the registration but that's apart from the $620 million that the Central Bank estimates it will cost this country per year to host the migrants.
Among the some 3,577 reported cases of teenage pregnancies between 2014 and March 2019, three were primary school students.
The revelation was made by the National Parent Teacher's Association president Raffiena Ali-Boodoosingh Wednesday during a Joint Select Committee inquiry on teenage pregnancies.
The revelation comes just a few days before a Siparia student is due to give birth after being raped.
The NPTA president was citing Ministry of Education statistics.
As the boat that brought her to Trinidad and Tobago neared the shore at Cedros, “opportunity” was on the mind of Margaret Ebjeh. A 37-year-old mother of four, this Venezuelan migrant’s immediate future now hinges on the Government’s migrant amnesty policy which begins on Friday. Not only will she be able to work legally in this country for a year after completing the process, but Ebjeh will finally be able to visit her four children back in Venezuela and return to T&T without a hiccup.