More homeless Venezuelans are trickling to Irwin Park facility in Siparia hoping to get free meals, clothing and shelter.
When Guardian Media visited the facility on Monday more than 20 Venezuelans were lounging on cots, and on chairs.
There were enough food and drinks to feed a hundred more people.
Itilda Wharwood from the Siparia Community Association and voluntary translator Jennifer Joan Cowie have been spending their time at the facility ensuring that people do not take advantage of the Venezuelans.
Squatting, squabbles and sex-related problems.
Reports of squatting in Central Trinidad by some Venezuelans and the occupancy of abandoned South houses are among the mixed bag of issues resulting from the influx of migrants to T&T in recent months.
Other issues include certain Claxton Bay-based Venezuelan women being followed home by T&T men after work—and maxi taxis ferrying “arrivals” out of certain La Brea coastal areas.
Saddened by the enslavement of Venezuelan migrants who are only seeking to fill empty stomachs in T&T, recently-installed moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Rev Joy Abdul-Mohan, says her flock will use their resources to alleviate the migrants’ hunger.
She said it was worrisome to think that police officers were involved in human trafficking of refugees to have them practice modern day slavery.
Seventeen Venezuelans have been caught hiding in an abandoned hotel infested with bats and rats at Chatham South beach.
They were picked up by the T&T Coast Guard after dawn, having been dropped off by a Venezuelan pirogue.
Among the 17 Venezuelans were nine females, one of whom is pregnant, a baby and seven men.
A source said the women were hiding in the abandoned hotel; while some were found in the bushes and on the beach.
The patrolling officers became alerted when they saw a few cars, waiting to pick up the Venezuelans.
Having endured a grueling boat ride from Tucupita to Trinidad and then several days of hiding in the forests of Palo Seco before their arrests, 17 Venezuelans have finally settled into a house at Morne Diablo, Penal.
They have limited food, a trickle of water and no medicine for their sick children.
Yet to them Trinidad is like a paradise. Compared to their homeland, there is no shortage of food here. The family gave Guardian Media an exclusive interview of their plight and their hopes for the future.
The family is renting the house for $3,000 a month.
Even as aid is being sought for more 100 Venezuelans migrants found hiding in the Palo Seco area, 46 others appeared in court this morning charged with entering the country illegally.
The majority of them were convicted and ordered to pay fines of $2,000 and $3,000.
They were given three months to pay the fines or serve six and four months in jail. Most were men and they came into the country at different dates between last August and this month.
While police locked down the coastal points at Beach Camp, Palo Seco and Erin on Wednesday night, three more boatloads of Venezuelans arrived at Icacos Beach and Columbus Bay, while many more hid in the forests.
A source who requested anonymity said the boats came in between 11 pm on Wednesday to 1.30 am on Thursday.
Shortly after midnight, a contingent of police officers arrived searching for the Venezuelans.
It is believed they fled into the forests near Constance Estate, La Vega Estate, St Quintin Estate near Columbus Bay.
Desperate to escape being caught by the police, more than 50 Venezuelan women and their children are hiding in the forests of Icacos, feeding off mangoes and coconuts.
By dusk, when the mosquitoes, gnats and sandflies descend to feed, the hungry women stumble out of the forests in search of food, holding their children protectively around them.
Guardian Media went in search of the bush families on Thursday and saw evidence of their existence. Fresh foot tracks were seen in the forest leading to the sea and a knapsack was spotted on the road.