Venezuelan migrants

Venezuelan activist not comforted by news of extension for migrants

“What's next?”

That's the question being asked by Venezuelan activist, Sofia Figueroa-Leon, following the assurance that there would be an automatic extension for registered Venezuelan migrants.

During Thursday’s Post-Cabinet Media Briefing, National Security Minister Stuart Young guaranteed that holders of registration cards would get a six-month extension at the end of the period for which they are registered.

However, Figueroa-Leon said with the absence of a proper migrant policy, Venezuelans are subjected to a lack of basic human rights and public services.

EU and UNICEF give tablets to migrant children today

Venezuelan migrant children received special equipment today, to ensure they can continue with their education while in this country.

UNICEF and the European Union, together with local partners Living Water Community, have been collaborating to ensure that migrant Venezuelan children have access to formal education opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago.

As part of these efforts, the EU has funded a project which provides tablets to the children to use as part of a blended online/face-to-face instruction programme.