No place to call home - Cuban na­tion­als move in­to open field

Fifty-nine Cubans who are seek­ing refugee sta­tus in T&T are liv­ing in de­plorable and un­san­i­tary con­di­tions on a par­cel of agri­cul­tur­al land in War­renville, Cunu­pia.

They moved there af­ter over­stay­ing their time at a near­by ware­house pro­vid­ed by a busi­ness­man.

Last No­vem­ber, po­lice charged them for block­ing the pave­ment in Port-of-Spain af­ter they camped out­side the UN House.

Freedom for 78 Cuban asylum seekers

The 78 Cuban asy­lum seek­ers who were sen­tenced to two days in jail for block­ing free pas­sage­way on the pave­ment out­side the UN Build­ing in Port-of-Spain last week were re­leased yes­ter­day morn­ing. How­ev­er, no one knows of their where­abouts since and the many of Cuban na­tion­als who gath­ered out­side the Unit­ed Na­tions House in Port-of-Spain were not seen there yes­ter­day.

78 Cuban refugees sentenced to 2 days in prison

Seventy-eight Cuban asylum seekers accused of engaging in an illegal protest in front of the United Nations building in Port-of-Spain, last Friday, have been sentenced to two days in prison.

The group pleaded not guilty to obstructing the free passageway on the pavement on Chancery Lane, when they first appeared in court hours after being arrested.

UN meets with Cuban refugees, helping to meet immediate needs

A United Nations says the group of refugees and asylum-seekers protesting outside the UN House in Port of Spain for the past week, has been in contact with UN personnel, notably with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. 

In a statement Wednesday, the UNHCR said the concerns of this group have been registered carefully and the UNHCR is working to help with their immediate needs and to provide practical information on how best to convey their circumstances to the appropriate authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.