The 19 Spanish-speaking girls who were rescued by police on Wednesday during raids at a Chinese restaurant in Woodbrook and homes in Diego Martin and Westmoorings have all been placed at an undisclosed location rather than the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) which lacks space.
National Security Minister Stuart Young made the disclosure at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.
One Venezuelan politician is thanking the government of this country after more than a dozen Venezuelan girls were rescued yesterday.
Deputy Carlos Valero, who is a member of the foreign policy commission of the national assembly, posted the message to his Twitter page this morning.
He described it as one of the most serious cases recorded by Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad and Tobago.
Five of the fishermen reportedly abducted by Venezuelan pirates have returned to this country after more than a week
Early this morning 35-year-old Lynton Manohar, 38-year-old Jason O'Brien, 28-year-old Brandon Arjoon, 17-year-old Jagdesh jaikeran and 49-year-old Rickey Rambharose, all of Morne Diablo, Penal came back to Trinidad on a pirogue.
A US 200 thousand dollars ransom had been demanded for their safe return.
O'Brien's brother Jerry who was also kidnapped along with the others was sent back home last Thursday with an instruction to pay the ransom.
A mechanism has been devised to address the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Venezuela.
Caricom leaders, including prime minister Dr. Keith Rowley, along with the governments of Uruguay and Mexico have established the Montevideo mechanism.
It was the major outcome of a meeting in Uruguay this morning where countries and organisations who've taken a non-interventionist approach to the crisis gathered to discuss the way forward.
A religious organisation has extended a helping hand to a group of 59 Cubans refugees who are living in deplorable and unsanitary conditions on a parcel of agricultural land in Warrenville, Cunupia.
Coming to the rescue of the Cubans who are seeking refugee status in T&T was pastor Toy Rampaul of Warrenville-based Family Christ Ministries.
Church members erected four galvanise sheds on the lands belonging to Caroni (1975) Ltd on Monday which the Cubans have been residing on since February 1.
The Caricom delegation which left yesterday for the Uruguay conference on Venezuela is entering the talks as other international players - including the Lima Group and Russia - have also mounted calls for peaceful resolution of the Venezuelan crisis and dialogue towards this.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will join the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley and CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris at an international meeting on the situation on Venezuela which will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on Thursday 07 February, 2019.
The Ministry of National Security says the situation involving Trinidad and Tobago nationals being ‘kidnapped’ and currently held in Venezuela has been attracting its attention.
The ministry says the matter is on-going and at a very sensitive stage.
It says that accordingly, details and specific information surrounding the circumstances of this matter cannot be provided at this time.