Venezuela

Earthquake recorded this morning

UWI’s Seismic Research Centre has documented an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale, at 4:11 this morning, at the north-eastern tip of Venezuela.

The earthquake was situated at latitude: 10.75 north, and longitude: 62.20 west. It was at a depth of 10 km.

For Trinidadians, the quake was located 77 km west of Port of Spain; 99 km north west of San Fernando; and 102 km west of Arima.

 

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Story content and image courtesy UWI SEISMIC RESEARCH CENTRE

Migrants get registration cards from Friday

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.

Concern grows over ‘illicit’ trade to Venezuela

A brisk han­dover of pre­cious food and med­i­cine is tak­ing place at high seas near Sol­da­do Rock, off Ce­dros be­tween Venezue­lan op­er­a­tors and lo­cal fish­er­men.

Venezue­lan ves­sels barred from en­ter­ing the port are now col­lect­ing med­i­cine, and food sup­plies to take back to Venezuela.

The items are pur­chased by Venezue­lans who are now work­ing in T&T to pro­vide for their fam­i­lies. They hire lo­cal fish­er­men to trans­port the items for a fee.

Report: Venezuelans with degrees face bias

An in­ter­na­tion­al study on Venezue­lans in T&T showed 46 per cent of re­spon­dents have ter­tiary or uni­ver­si­ty lev­el ed­u­ca­tion, 53 per cent com­plained of fac­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion be­cause of their na­tion­al­i­ty and 14 per cent com­plained of be­ing mis­treat­ed at work.

No Venezuelan visas at T&T Embassy, business deal under threat

A phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal con­sul­tant says he will take le­gal ac­tion against the State if a mil­lion dol­lar deal falls through be­cause of the Gov­ern­ment’s fail­ure to put prop­er struc­tures in place for Venezue­lan visas.

Lin­wald Be­har­ry, a con­sul­tant with a ma­jor strate­gic firm, said he start­ed ne­go­ti­at­ing with a Pana­ma-based com­pa­ny to pro­vide phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals to T&T, two years ago.

Kamla:No Opposition support for Immigration changes

Changes to the Im­mi­gra­tion Reg­u­la­tions, pro­posed by the Gov­ern­ment will not re­ceive any sup­port from the Op­po­si­tion.

Speak­ing at the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress' Mon­day Night Fo­rum at the Aran­juez North Sec­on­dar School, Op­po­si­tion leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar said that the Gov­ern­ment filed "some­thing known as Im­mi­gra­tion Reg­u­la­tion".

"And we have ap­plied to an­nul those reg­u­la­tions," she said.

Govt: Systems in place for Venezuelan visa

Gov­ern­ment is “try­ing to en­sure” it has suf­fi­cient re­sources at its Cara­cas em­bassy to process visa ap­pli­ca­tions for Venezue­lans. But some Venezue­lans have ap­pealed for a brief waiv­er for those trav­el­ling this week since visa in­for­ma­tion is not forth­com­ing from the em­bassy.

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young yes­ter­day spoke about try­ing to “en­sure suf­fi­cient re­sources” to process the visa ap­pli­ca­tions.

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