Venezuela

Three days before deportation, President of Venezuela's Foreign Policy Committee asked T&T to release them

Just three days before 82 Venezuelan nationals were repatriated from Trinidad & Tobago to Venezuela, the President of the Foreign Policy Committee of the National Assembly of the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela, Luis Florido, wrote to T&T's Ambassador in Caracas, Paul Byam, calling for the men to be released from T&T's Immigration Detention Centre on humanitarian grounds.

The letter stated that the Venezuelans were seeking to escape the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, adding that "this is not a crime".

Fishermen finally coming home

The three Trinidad and Tobago fishermen who were taken by Venezuela's Guardia Nacional are finally on their way home to Trinidad.

The men boarded a vessel in Venezuela this afternoon for the short journey home.

Awardnath Hajarie, his son Nicholas and Shami Seepersad appeared in a Venezuela court but were released and have been staying at one of the men's family members in Venezuela.

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