FLASHBACK… Venezuelan nationals wait to register outside the Achievors Banquet Hall, Duncan Village, San Fernando, in June 2019. (Image: RISHI RAGOONATH)

Confirmation today that the registration of Venezuelan migrants who signed up to work and stay in T&T for a one-year period would be extended.

It comes from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, who told Parliament on Friday that the decision was made, given the circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Given what has happened in the intervening period with the COVID and all that we are experiencing, we anticipate that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago would continue to extend this facility to the Venezuelans within our border up until… we can say, Cabinet would be asked to do so up until December 2020,” he said.

The registration process took place just under one year ago.