Venezuelans migrants will begin receiving their registration cards from Friday.
The announcement was made by National Security Minister Stuart Young at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media conference,
He stressed that they will be required to keep them on their persons at all time.
As thousands of Venezuelan migrants rush to register ahead of Friday's deadline, there were calls for more compassion to be shown toward newborn babies and pregnant women who were being pushed to the back of the line in the humid weather.
Mothers with babies just weeks old were told at about 9 am that there were 350 migrants inside the Achievors Banquet Hall in Duncan Village, San Fernando waiting to be registered as part of government's amnesty programme.
No T&T permanent residency or citizenship for Venezuelan registration applicants, says National Security Minister Stuart Young.
He was responding to remarks by the Venezuelan Ambassador Carlos Perez that registrants may have a chance for permanent residence or citizenship with the current registration drive.
Young also responded similarly when queried on the matter by the Opposition in Parliament on Monday.
On day one of the registration process to grant Venezuelan asylum seekers amnesty, only a few turned up at the Tobago centre located at Caroline Building, 36 Wilson Road, Scarborough.
One of them, Audrey Henderson, who has been living and working in Tobago for the past 18 months was among the first to arrive. He said prior to the economic crisis in Venezuela he lived a " good life" as a sailor.
The Ministry of Education is advising that persons with last names beginning with A-G who were unable to register for the CSEC January 2018 examinations because of the Ministry’s Head Office closure on Wednesday 22nd August, 2018, can complete their registration on Friday 24th August, 2018.
The ministry says registration will take place at its head office at #5 St Vincent Street, Port of Spain from 8 am to 4 pm.
It says no late fees will be charged to persons who are completing their registration on August 24th.
The Ministry of Education has met with 15 denominational boards of education to address concerns presented by them with the proposed standardized primary schools registration form.
The MInistry said in a statement that discussions focused on securing the religious mandates of each of the boards, and the ministry’s commitment through the agreements made in the Concordat of 1960.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia is expressing concern about the registration system for primary schools, which results in parents having to line up in the wee hours of the morning to get registration forms.
The Minister says this must not continue and that all parents and guardian should be given forms.
The following is a statement from the Ministry of Education.