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.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has responded to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on allegations that she had no knowledge that Marlene McDonald was to be arrested, telling UNC supporters last night that she had “no pip”.
She spoke at a UNC meeting at the New Grant Government School in Moruga yesterday.
Former director of the University of the West Indies Institute of International Relations Prof Andy Knight sees Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s move to pen a letter to the British government about an inaccurate British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary that there are 40,000 Venezuelans in T&T as ludicrous.
His comments came two days after Rowley objected to the BBC report titled The Displaced which was circulated on social media.
If T&T’s agriculture sector has to move forward, policies are needed for supermarkets to buy from farmers and private sector investment is also necessary to advise farmers on agricultural planning as is successfully done in St Lucia and Jamaica, says Agricultural Society president Dhanoo Sookoo.
This was among recommendations Sookoo made to Parliament’s Land and Physical Infrastructure committee yesterday.
A teacher who is alleged to have used abusive language towards pupils of the Tranquillity Government Primary School has been told to stay away from the classrooms for the rest of the week and will be served with suspension papers by the end of the week.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia visited the school yesterday and said he was “very concerned and very disturbed” by the types of reports and complaints that have surfaced.