US condemns Maduro's 2nd term as president

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro's inauguration for a second term today in Caracas has left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the country as the United States denounced his re-election along with
other countries as fraudulent.

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompano issued a statement denouncing Maduro and his inauguration.

"The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018," Pompano stated.

Twelve illegal immigrants held

Po­lice have held 12 Venezue­lan na­tion­als dur­ing an an­ti-crime ex­er­cise.

A state­ment from the Po­lice Ser­vice said the il­le­gal im­mi­grants were ar­rest­ed dur­ing an an­ti-crime ex­er­cise con­duct­ed by of­fi­cers of the Cen­tral Di­vi­sion, in the Cunu­pia dis­trict.

Po­lice said dur­ing the ex­er­cise, the of­fi­cers went to a house on Wel­come Road, Cunu­pia, where they found 12 Venezue­lans, who were sus­pect­ed of be­ing in the coun­try il­le­gal­ly.

Three Venezuelan women, 3-year-old boy detained in Erin

Four Venezuelan nationals have been detained by officers of the South Western Division, during an anti-crime exercise at the Los Iros Beach, Erin, last evening.

During the exercise, which was led by Sgt. Richardson, of the Santa Flora Police Station, officers had cause to stop and search a brown Nissan Almera motor vehicle parked near a bar occupied by two Trinidadian men and four Venezuelans.

Enquiries led officers to believe that the three Venezuelan women, ages ranging from 22 to 41 years, and a 3-year-old Venezuelan boy, were in the country illegally.