UWI’s Seismic Research Centre has documented an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale, at 4:11 this morning, at the north-eastern tip of Venezuela.
The earthquake was situated at latitude: 10.75 north, and longitude: 62.20 west. It was at a depth of 10 km.
For Trinidadians, the quake was located 77 km west of Port of Spain; 99 km north west of San Fernando; and 102 km west of Arima.
Story content and image courtesy UWI SEISMIC RESEARCH CENTRE
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Venezuelans migrants will begin receiving their registration cards from Friday.
The announcement was made by National Security Minister Stuart Young at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media conference,
He stressed that they will be required to keep them on their persons at all time.
A brisk handover of precious food and medicine is taking place at high seas near Soldado Rock, off Cedros between Venezuelan operators and local fishermen.
Venezuelan vessels barred from entering the port are now collecting medicine, and food supplies to take back to Venezuela.
The items are purchased by Venezuelans who are now working in T&T to provide for their families. They hire local fishermen to transport the items for a fee.
An international study on Venezuelans in T&T showed 46 per cent of respondents have tertiary or university level education, 53 per cent complained of facing discrimination because of their nationality and 14 per cent complained of being mistreated at work.
A pharmaceutical consultant says he will take legal action against the State if a million dollar deal falls through because of the Government’s failure to put proper structures in place for Venezuelan visas.
Linwald Beharry, a consultant with a major strategic firm, said he started negotiating with a Panama-based company to provide pharmaceuticals to T&T, two years ago.
Changes to the Immigration Regulations, proposed by the Government will not receive any support from the Opposition.
Speaking at the United National Congress' Monday Night Forum at the Aranjuez North Secondar School, Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that the Government filed "something known as Immigration Regulation".
"And we have applied to annul those regulations," she said.
Government is “trying to ensure” it has sufficient resources at its Caracas embassy to process visa applications for Venezuelans. But some Venezuelans have appealed for a brief waiver for those travelling this week since visa information is not forthcoming from the embassy.
National Security Minister Stuart Young yesterday spoke about trying to “ensure sufficient resources” to process the visa applications.