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HOW many Venezuelans are really living in Trinidad and Tobago? Activists who are helping Venezuelan migrants here say they agree with Monday’s BBC documentary The Displaced which stated that 40,000 Venezuelans are living here.

A man from Plymouth, Tobago is in police custody following the rape of a British tourist in the sister island yesterday. The incident occurred at around 1.30 a.m. in the Courland Bay area.

A CHINESE national who was charged this year with harbouring under-age Venezuelan girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation has failed in his attempt to have the Court of Appeal review its previous position on bail.