Over 30 members of staff will be sent for medical examination today after the highly toxic asbestos material, a known cause of mesothelioma cancer, was discovered at President’s House.
This was revealed by the Office of the President in a media release yesterday, two days after the Urban Development Corporation of T&T Limited (Udecott) alerted President’s House officials that asbestos was found in the vinyl floor tiles within the laundry lining fabrics storage room.
Fifteen (15) Syrian men seeking asylum in the United States, will be flown to Trinidad and Tobago for medial examinations before being allowed to travel to the US.
An article in the Antogua Observer says that the 15 men who were declared genuine refugees in Antigua, last year, are to be resettled in the United States, possibly by June this year.
The article states that the men were recently interviewed by US officials as the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) continues efforts to bring closure to the matter that has been ongoing since last June.