Venezuela

Caricom source thinks Trump out to split OAS vote

T&T blanked!

T&T’s Prime Min­is­ter Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley and the lead­ers of two oth­er coun­tries who re­cent­ly sought peace in Venezuela’s cri­sis aren’t among the five Caribbean lead­ers who’ve been in­vit­ed to meet US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to­mor­row on is­sues, in­clud­ing Venezuela.

While Row­ley wasn’t on that in­vi­ta­tion list, as word of Trump’s meet­ing was an­nounced by the White House yes­ter­day, US Am­bas­sador Joseph Mon­del­lo held dis­cus­sions with Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar at her Port-of-Spain of­fice.

10 Venezuelans held coming off boat in Cedros

Ten il­le­gal Venezue­lan im­mi­grants, in­clud­ing five chil­dren, have been de­tained at the Ce­dros Po­lice Sta­tion af­ter be­ing found wan­der­ing on the Gal­far beach af­ter com­ing off a boat.

A source said the fam­i­ly was forced to sleep on the floor of the sta­tion as they await­ed pro­cess­ing by the Im­mi­gra­tion Di­vi­sion.

It is un­cer­tain why the chil­dren, aged four to ten, were not put un­der the care of the Child Pro­tec­tion Unit at the Oropouche Po­lice Sta­tion.

Young: Cabinet to discuss register for Venezuelans next week

One year amnesty for Venezue­lans near­er?

The Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­istry’s pro­posed reg­is­ter for Venezue­lans in T&T will be dis­cussed in Cab­i­net next week.

At the post-cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing, Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young said a note will be tak­en to Cab­i­net on the is­sue then.

Harris: Be more compassionate, caring to migrants

For­mer Arch­bish­op Joseph Har­ris on Wednes­day plead­ed with cit­i­zens to be com­pas­sion­ate and car­ing to Venezue­lans who have been com­ing to our shores out of des­ti­tu­tion, ill health, hunger and po­lit­i­cal strife.

Har­ris made the com­ment one day af­ter Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young an­nounced an amnesty to Venezue­lans re­sid­ing here to reg­is­ter legal­ly and pos­si­bly work for one year in T&T.

Young warned those who fail to reg­is­ter will feel the full brunt of the law.

US Vice-President meets with Guaido amidst Venezuela unrest

US Vice President Mike Pence told the US-recognized interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, that the U.S. is behind him "100 percent".

Pence made the comment during a trilateral meeting in Bogota, Colombia with Guiado and Colombian President Ivan Duque Pence.

While in Bogota, Pence and regional leaders are expected to discuss strategy to hasten the departure of disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and how to get humanitarian aid currently piling up on the border in Brazil and Colombia into Venezuela, where supplies of food and medicine have run low.

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