Venezuelans

TTPS: 11 Venezuelans in Police custody from Tzar raid

An official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is confirming that 11 of  the  38  Venezuelans  detained  on  Tuesday  morning  at  the  Tzar Nightclub in Woodbrook, are still in custody and are being interrogated by police officers.

No health scare at Point Lisas Port

Rumours that three Chinese crew members on-board a ship docked at the Port of Point Lisas are dead, have been dispelled.

The false information stemmed from a WhatsApp message that went viral on Thursday relating to the global epidemic, the Coronavirus nCov-2019.

The message read:

Annisette: Labour wants genuine engagement with Government

General Secretary of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC), Michael Anisette, believes Government’s efforts to decriminalise marijuana should have been put behind the labour movement.

Speaking on CNC3's The Morning Brew, today, Anisette said the working class does not see such haste and commitment when it comes to their issues.

“Where is the haste to implement that kind of legislation that will protect the working class?” he asks.  “But within weeks we have legislation passed for marijuana.”

Police: Mostly non-nationals involved in skimming

Since the ABM task force was reintroduced in September, 19 persons have appeared before the courts.

18 of them were non-nationals.

The announcement was made by ASP of the Fraud Squad Curtis Julien at the police press briefing today as he gave safety tips for ATM/card skimming especially during the Christmas and carnival season.

Hundreds turn out for UNC rally

Hun­dreds flocked to at­tend the UNC’s Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment launch on Sunday at the car park of the UNC’s Cou­va South Con­stituen­cy of­fices at Cam­den Road, Cou­va. The crowd was not as mas­sive as in the days of Kam­la-ma­nia pri­or to the 2010 gen­er­al elec­tion but was con­sid­er­ably dif­fer­ent since there was a large gath­er­ing of Afro-T&T sup­port­ers and Venezue­lan na­tion­als don­ning UNC T-shirts who came out to sup­port can­di­dates from north and south Trinidad.

18 Venezuelans caught entering T&T illegally via Carenage

18 Venezuelan nationals including three children were detained by police trying to enter the country illegally by boat in Carenage this morning.

Investigators told Guardian Media the Venezuelans from Guiria were held near the Smith Hill area in Carenage around 5:35am.

Officers of the Western Division intercepted the vessel and detained the persons.

The nine males seen in a Whatsapp video were made to lie on their stomachs while the six women and three children stood nearby.

Cops find 14-year-old in lewd party bust

A 14-year-old girl, who is be­lieved to be a vic­tim of hu­man traf­fick­ing, was among 22 fe­males de­tained at a ‘Se­cret Sun­day’ pool par­ty bust­ed by of­fi­cers of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) af­ter mid­night on Sun­day.

They were found in a house at Chan­cel­lor Heights, Up­per La­dy Chan­cel­lor Road, St Ann’s in Port-of-Spain.

Thousands of Venezuelans await registration cards

Three months af­ter the reg­is­tra­tion process end­ed thou­sands of Venezue­lans are yet to re­ceive their reg­is­tra­tion cards.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia, one Venezue­lan na­tion­al who re­quest­ed anonymi­ty said he has been work­ing in a su­per­mar­ket since June even though he does not have his reg­is­tra­tion card.

Hotel school offers training for migrants

Venezue­lan na­tion­als, hop­ing to get jobs at ho­tels and restau­rants across the coun­try, will be of­fered train­ing at the T&T Hos­pi­tal­i­ty & Tourism In­sti­tute, bet­ter known as the ho­tel school.

Haematologist: Venezuelans not eligible to donate blood for one year

Deputy Dean of Grad­u­ate Stud­ies and Re­search Con­sul­tant Haema­tol­o­gist Dr Ken­neth Charles has ad­mit­ted that Venezue­lans who come to T&T to work would not be el­i­gi­ble to do­nate blood for one year.

Charles, a se­nior lec­tur­er, made the com­ment on Tues­day at his Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex, Mt Hope, of­fice in re­sponse to a T&T Guardian ar­ti­cle pub­lished last Fri­day head­lined “Venezue­lans can give blood too- NCRHA head.”

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