That's the question being asked by Venezuelan activist, Sofia Figueroa-Leon, following the assurance that there would be an automatic extension for registered Venezuelan migrants.
During Thursday’s Post-Cabinet Media Briefing, National Security Minister Stuart Young guaranteed that holders of registration cards would get a six-month extension at the end of the period for which they are registered.
However, Figueroa-Leon said with the absence of a proper migrant policy, Venezuelans are subjected to a lack of basic human rights and public services.
“Recent rhetoric and deflection on the part of the National Security Minister is not helpful and borders on propaganda…”
That assessment from UWI political scientist, Dr Bishnu Ragoonath, as he commented on the minister's statements about deliberately orchestrated acts of terror, during yesterday's Post-Cabinet News Briefing.
Dr Ragoonath also is Chairman of the Committee for Responsible Political Behaviour.
According to Dr Ragoonath, rather than engaging in propaganda, Government needs to start delivering some real results from its various anti-crime strategies.
Works are going apace on the Fyzabad to Mon Desir segment of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension Project, but head of the Highway Reroute Movement (HRM)—Dr Wayne Kublalsingh—is calling on the Prime Minister to stop the project now.
During a press conference on Friday, Kublalsingh said acquisition of all properties has not been completed and all residents have not been compensated.
"The Government is breaking the law in Debe to Mon Desir. It is acting with malfeasance," Kublalsingh said.
Communications Minister Donna Cox has disputed criticism over the alleged misuse of the Government’s telecommunications concession to broadcast its policies and decisions on private television and radio stations.
Attorney at Law Martin George is calling for THA chief secretary and secretary for Education Kelvin Charles to fire himself after a judgement was handed down last Friday, demanding that the THA pay outstanding monies and gratuities owed to all contract teachers on the island.