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US Embassy seeking 5 youths & mentor for 3-week exchange programme

The United States Embassy in Port-of-Spain has opened applications for the 2020 Youth Ambassadors Programme.

The Embassy is looking for five students between the ages 15-18 years and one adult mentor to participate in a three-week exchange programme, July 30 to August 16, in the United States.

The Youth Ambassadors programme is funded by the US Department of State and implemented by the US Embassy, Trinidad and Tobago.

It says the deadline for applications is midnight, March 13, 2020.

New polymer certificates are NOT for tourist, business US visas

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has reinforced that not all person applying for visas to the United States are required to have the new polymer certificates of birth, marriage and death.

The AG pointed to the wording of the US Embassy's statement, stating that the new provisions are for immigrant visas.

Immigrant visas are for persons seeking to relocate and live in the United States.

However, persons seeking to visit the US on vacation or for business require non-immigrant visas.

US Ambassador: T&T's recognition of Maduro 'deeply concerning'

United States ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Mondello says he is deeply concerned with the position of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to recognise Nicolas Maduro as the president of Venezuela.

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young has said that the government recognises Maduro as president but the government has not express support for either side in the conflict.

US Embassy closed Wednesday in memory of former president

The United States Embassy will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday 5th December) in memory of former US president George  HW Bush.

The embassy made the announcement on its Instagram page.

It says persons with visa, or report of birth appointments at the embassy on December 5th, would have been contacted directly today regarding the rescheduling of their appointments to a later date.

President George HW Bush passed away on November 30th.

He was the 41st President of the United States, serving one term from 1989 to 1993.

US donates high-tech equipment to police

The United States Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago has made a donation of high-tech equipment to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU), to assist in its operations.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith met with US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John McIntyre on Monday at the OCIU’s offices at Agra Court, Port of Spain, for the handing over of two computer servers.

Griffith meets with US Embassy officials

The U.S. Embassy Law Enforcement Working Group, led by Chargé d’Affaires John McIntyre, hosted Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith for a courtesy call and briefing on September 4 regarding the strong working relationship between the Embassy and the TTPS.

'Our chicken is safe' - US Embassy issues assurance on imported poultry

The United States Embassy is seeking to assure citizens that chicken imported from the United States is safe for consumption.

In a statement issued today, the US Embassy says that Trinidad and Tobago consumers can eat U.S. poultry with full confidence.

It states that the United States takes food safety very seriously and that all U.S. exports of poultry must, by law, be inspected and only poultry produced in federally-inspected plants and receiving the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection can be exported.