Venezuela

Moses: Guaido provided new information

Gov­ern­ment is main­tain­ing its po­si­tion of non-in­ter­fer­ence in Venezue­lan af­fairs af­ter For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter Den­nis Moses at­tend­ed a Cari­com meet­ing in Bar­ba­dos to par­tic­i­pate in a con­fer­ence call with Venezuela's self-de­clared in­ter­im pres­i­dent, Juan Guai­do.

Moses told the me­dia on Sun­day that he does not rule out talks with Venezue­lan pres­i­dent Nico­las Maduro. On Sat­ur­day, Moses at­tend­ed a pre­vi­ous­ly undis­closed meet­ing with oth­er re­gion­al For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ters in Bar­ba­dos and par­tic­i­pat­ed in the video call.

Caricom source thinks Trump out to split OAS vote

T&T blanked!

T&T’s Prime Min­is­ter Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley and the lead­ers of two oth­er coun­tries who re­cent­ly sought peace in Venezuela’s cri­sis aren’t among the five Caribbean lead­ers who’ve been in­vit­ed to meet US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to­mor­row on is­sues, in­clud­ing Venezuela.

While Row­ley wasn’t on that in­vi­ta­tion list, as word of Trump’s meet­ing was an­nounced by the White House yes­ter­day, US Am­bas­sador Joseph Mon­del­lo held dis­cus­sions with Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar at her Port-of-Spain of­fice.

10 Venezuelans held coming off boat in Cedros

Ten il­le­gal Venezue­lan im­mi­grants, in­clud­ing five chil­dren, have been de­tained at the Ce­dros Po­lice Sta­tion af­ter be­ing found wan­der­ing on the Gal­far beach af­ter com­ing off a boat.

A source said the fam­i­ly was forced to sleep on the floor of the sta­tion as they await­ed pro­cess­ing by the Im­mi­gra­tion Di­vi­sion.

It is un­cer­tain why the chil­dren, aged four to ten, were not put un­der the care of the Child Pro­tec­tion Unit at the Oropouche Po­lice Sta­tion.

Young: Cabinet to discuss register for Venezuelans next week

One year amnesty for Venezue­lans near­er?

The Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­istry’s pro­posed reg­is­ter for Venezue­lans in T&T will be dis­cussed in Cab­i­net next week.

At the post-cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing, Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young said a note will be tak­en to Cab­i­net on the is­sue then.

Harris: Be more compassionate, caring to migrants

For­mer Arch­bish­op Joseph Har­ris on Wednes­day plead­ed with cit­i­zens to be com­pas­sion­ate and car­ing to Venezue­lans who have been com­ing to our shores out of des­ti­tu­tion, ill health, hunger and po­lit­i­cal strife.

Har­ris made the com­ment one day af­ter Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young an­nounced an amnesty to Venezue­lans re­sid­ing here to reg­is­ter legal­ly and pos­si­bly work for one year in T&T.

Young warned those who fail to reg­is­ter will feel the full brunt of the law.

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