Scotiabank and Visa team up on regional digital payments project

Scotiabank and Visa have announced the signing of a seven-year agreement to support the development of innovative payment solutions and enhancing the customer experience for Visa cardholders in Central America and the Caribbean.

According to an official statement, the relationship will leverage Visa’s technology solutions and know-how to support Scotiabank’s digital transformation across different markets in Central America and the Caribbean.

Govt: Systems in place for Venezuelan visa

Gov­ern­ment is “try­ing to en­sure” it has suf­fi­cient re­sources at its Cara­cas em­bassy to process visa ap­pli­ca­tions for Venezue­lans. But some Venezue­lans have ap­pealed for a brief waiv­er for those trav­el­ling this week since visa in­for­ma­tion is not forth­com­ing from the em­bassy.

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young yes­ter­day spoke about try­ing to “en­sure suf­fi­cient re­sources” to process the visa ap­pli­ca­tions.

Embassy changes policy - no more interviews to renew US visas

Effective immediately, persons seeking to renew their United States visas will no longer be required to go through an interview process, as long as they do not wait a full year to do so.

The announcement was made by US Ambassador Joseph Mondello at the Buccoo Integrated Facility, Buccoo, Tobago at 11.30 this morning.

The ambassador said the new policy would require renewed visa applicants to simply send in the required documents for processing.

US Ambassador to announce new visa policy today

US Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Mondello, will today announce a new visa policy.

This is according to the US Embassy, in a short statement inviting the media to cover the announcement at 11.30 am.

The announcement will be made at the Buccoo Integrated Facility, Buccoo, Tobago.

The Embassy did not give any details on the new policy but says that the ambassador will make a brief statement.

We will bring you an update as soon as the announcement is made.


Chinese, Nigerian citizens arrested for issuing fake T&T visas to Nigerians

Two Chinese and two Nigerian citizens have been arrested by Nigerian police after they were found to have allegedly been issuing fake visas to travel to Trinidad and Tobago.

The suspects Liu Honyang, 47; Sun Xinai, 49; Oriyomi Olwale, 47; and Desmond Chinedu, 25, were arrested in their offices in Golden Point Hotel after massive complaints were received by authorities from some of their scammed victims.

A statement issued by the Lagos police said that the four suspects conspired and swindled Nigerian citizens who wished to travel outside the country.

Claims that T&T citizens no longer require US visas, are false

The United States Embassy is denying any truth to claims circulating on social media, that Trinidad and Tobago nationals no longer need visas to travel to the US.

The post began circulating a few days ago.

The Embassy says the requirement for a visa still exists for T&T nationals.

The following is a statement by the US Embassy on the topic.

US Embassy warns of delays; urges early applications for visas

The United States Embassy is urging citizens who intend to apply for business and tourist visas during the summer period, to do so as soon as possible, as it warns of possible delays.

The Embassy has issued a statement saying it expects applications to surge by 35 percent.

The following is the statement:

"The U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain anticipates a 35 percent surge in tourist visa applications as peak visa numbers issued ten years ago are due to expire this year.