Venezuela

Church reaches out to help Cuban refugees

A re­li­gious or­gan­i­sa­tion has ex­tend­ed a help­ing hand to a group of 59 Cubans refugees who are liv­ing in de­plorable and un­san­i­tary con­di­tions on a par­cel of agri­cul­tur­al land in War­renville, Cunu­pia.

Com­ing to the res­cue of the Cubans who are seek­ing refugee sta­tus in T&T was pas­tor Toy Ram­paul of War­renville-based Fam­i­ly Christ Min­istries.

Church mem­bers erect­ed four gal­vanise sheds on the lands be­long­ing to Ca­roni (1975) Ltd on Mon­day which the Cubans have been re­sid­ing on since Feb­ru­ary 1.

Russia, Lima Group back Caricom position on Venezuela

The Cari­com del­e­ga­tion which left yes­ter­day for the Uruguay con­fer­ence on Venezuela is en­ter­ing the talks as oth­er in­ter­na­tion­al play­ers - in­clud­ing the Li­ma Group and Rus­sia - have al­so mount­ed calls for peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of the Venezue­lan cri­sis and di­a­logue to­wards this.

Young: Fishermen need to stay out of Venezuela's waters

The Ministry of National Security says the situation involving Trinidad and Tobago nationals being ‘kidnapped’ and currently held in Venezuela has been attracting its attention.

The ministry says the matter is on-going and at a very sensitive stage.

It says that accordingly, details and specific information surrounding the circumstances of this matter cannot be provided at this time.

Venezuelan judge details his life in T&T

A Venezue­lan judge and his wife, an econ­o­mist with Venezuela’s Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty, who fled their home­land last year to es­cape po­lit­i­cal per­se­cu­tion, has found re­newed hope with Venezue­lan’s in­ter­im pres­i­dent Juan Guai­do.

Manuel Romero and his wife Lori­mar Sil­va came to Trinidad through Ce­dros in Au­gust last year. They ap­plied for refugee sta­tus from the Unit­ed Na­tions High Com­mis­sion­er as asy­lum seek­ers and was grant­ed per­mis­sion to stay in T&T.

PM, CARICOM team meet with UN President today

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and the CARICOM team in New York are this morning meeting with the President of the United Nations María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés.

The Office of the Prime Minister says this is the first of several meetings carded for today.

The meeting follows their talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday when they put forward CARICOM's position on Venezuela.

CARICOM is seeking mediation and has taken a position of non-intervention and non-interference in Venezuela.

Oil prices rise after US sanctions on Venezuela

Oil rose above $52 a barrel as the White House announced new sanctions against Venezuela’s state oil company Monday, bringing another supply risk to the market.

Futures rose as much as 1.2 percent in New York, following a 3.2 percent drop Monday.

The Trump administration issued fresh sanctions on PDVSA which effectively block President Nicolas Maduro’s regime from exporting Venezuela’s crude to the U.S.

That came hours after Saudi Arabia pledged deeper cuts in February as part of a deal with its allies to cut oil production.to the market.

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