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After 14 years in UK, T&T family facing deportation over £7,000 visa fee

A Trinidad and Tobago family living in Britain, has claimed that they face being split apart because they are can't afford to pay a 'ridiculous' £7,000 (TT$62,000) visa fee.

In a report carried by the Daily Mail, Peter Dipnarine, who has lived in Edinburgh for 14 years with his wife Claire and three children, state that their residency visas expired in November 2016.

The parents, both 57 and originally from Trinidad and Tobago, have worked in England, mostly in administration, until their visas expired.

Rodney Charles questions PM's absence at Caricom Heads meeting with UK Prime Minister

Opposition Member of Parliament, Rodney Charles is questioning the absence of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at a meeting between Caricom Heads and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

The meeting was held in London on Tuesday.

Charles issued the following statement on Wednesday:

British police suspend intelligence sharing with US on Manchester bombing

British police have stopped sharing intelligence on the Manchester Arena attack with the United States after a series of leaks to the press that they say risked “undermining” the ongoing counter-terrorism investigation.

British police said Thursday that such recklessness with sensitive information has jeopardised the mutual trust that underpins security cooperation between foreign partners.

International: British Prime Minister announces snap election for June 8

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.

Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not."

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said his Labour Party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts "the majority first".

Internationally: Two years for Brexit to happen

Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving.

Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible.

An EU spokesman said it was "ready and waiting" for the letter.

Mrs May's spokesman also rejected reports an early election may be held, saying: "It's not going to happen."

US, UK express concerns about T&T's human rights status

The United States and the United Kingdom have both expressed some concerns about this country's human rights status and are both making recommendations in relation to police treatment of suspects, discrimination against women and attitude towards homosexuals.

The recommendations come as this country undergoes a review of its human right's record, at the 25th Universal Periodic Review in Geneva today.

UK updates travel advisory following murder of British cricketer

The United Kingdom has updated its travel advisory to this country, following the murder of a British national on Sunday.

The advisory takes note of the murder, stating, "A British national was murdered after being robbed at gunpoint in the Mt D’Or area of Mt Hope in Trinidad on 10 April 2016".

22-year-old aspiring cricketer Adrian St John was shot and killed while vacationing here. 

Over 30 thousand British citizens come to this country annually.

UK's 'Evening Standard' publishes glowing article on Tobago

At a time when the economy of Tobago could do with a boost, just like it's bigger sibling Trinidad, a UK newspaper has published a glowing article about the island.

Patrick Barclay who visited Tobago for the British Airways Legends football tournament, looks at the island as an eco-tourism destination, putting a lot of focus on the Main Ridge rainforest - the world’s oldest legally protected forest reserve. 

"Most people go to Tobago expecting sun, sea and sand," the article began.