Balroop Beebakhee

PUBLIC SERVANT FOR NEARLY FOUR DECADES: Immigration attaché Balroop Beebakhee

Immigration attaché to the Trinidad and Tobago Embassy in Caracas, Balroop Beebakhee, is said to be still stranded as he has not yet received his Foreign Service Allowance (FSA).

The FSA is between US$4,000 and $5,000 a month.

A source told the Express yesterday that contrary to a release from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Beebakhee has not received one red cent since he was asked to return to Caracas following the imposition of a visa system for Venezuelans by this Government.

“The Immigration Attaché at Trinidad and Tobago’s Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, Mr Balroop Beebakhee, was posted to and assumed duties at the Embassy in March, 2016.


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