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.
No T&T permanent residency or citizenship for Venezuelan registration applicants, says National Security Minister Stuart Young.
He was responding to remarks by the Venezuelan Ambassador Carlos Perez that registrants may have a chance for permanent residence or citizenship with the current registration drive.
Young also responded similarly when queried on the matter by the Opposition in Parliament on Monday.
National Security Minister Stuart Young is sending a message to Venezuelan nationals in Trinidad and Tobago, "do not to listen" to those telling them to stay away from the registration process.
At a news conference in Port-of-Spain on Friday, Minister Young said that it is in their own interest, because when the registration process is done, the state will revert to enforcing the law of deporting persons who are here illegally.
He has made a fresh call for all Venezuelans, whether here legally or not, to come forward and register during the time-period May 31 to June 14.
Resign immediately over yesterday’s “twin disasters.”
This was the call to National Security Minister Stuart Young from United National Congress MP Roodal Moonilal following yesterday’s “twin disasters” where prisoners escaped custody from the Remand Section of the Golden Grove prison in Arouca, while a search helicopter involved in the manhunt crashed.
Women are taking up more prominent leadership roles in governance and law enforcement and men need to get used to it. That is the view expressed by Minister of National Security Stuart Young in his address at a National Workshop for the Strengthening of Gender Equality in Counterdrug Law Enforcement Agencies at the Police Training Academy yesterday.
The government will soon take legislation to Parliament to help in ridding illegal firearms from the streets of T&T and putting away offenders and repeat offenders behind bars for a long time.
National Security Minister, Stuart Young on Tuesday lamented the influx of illegal firearms stating that recent statistics showed an estimate of 9,000 guns which include semi-automatic pistols and assault rifles such as the AR 15s and AK47s in the hands of the criminals.
National Security Minister Stuart Young is accusing Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar of misleading the public by claiming the PNM was playing race cards to win votes.
Responding to Persad-Bissesar's statements, Young said, "This latest attempt by the UNC to change a narrative and change the focus from their unacceptable behaviour is very transparent and easily fact-checked. The UNC’s attempt, as articulated by Mrs Persad Bissesar on a public platform last night, to move the focus of their naked use of race away from themselves is easily contradicted."
Minister of Communications Stuart Young is denouncing what he says is an attempt by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to cause panic, with regard to this country's relations with the United States.
This follows the difference in views towards Venezuela, between US Ambassador Joseph Mondello and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.