The crowd of Venezuelan migrants

TIME’S ALMOST UP: The crowd of Venezuelan migrants outside the Queen’s Park Oval registration centre on the 12th day of the two week process.

“PLEASE, Mr Minister, help us!”

This was the desperate plea of Venezuelans outside the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain yesterday, as they begged for more time to register as part of the Government’s migrant registration programme.

The registration period ends tomorrow, and according to National Security Ministry Stuart Young, there will be no extension.

Yesterday, humanitarian ambassador Yesenia Gonzalez pleaded with the Government to grant Venezuelans one more week to register.

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Migrants outside the Oval said they hoped Young would have a change of heart.


A “cease to report” to work order has been issued to the teacher at Tranquillity Government Primary School in Port of Spain who has been accused of verbally abusing and threatening her pupils.

Sold to the Oilfields Wor­kers’ Trade Union (OWTU) for US$700 million ($4.76 billion). A company wholly owned by the OWTU has been selected as the preferred bidder of the State-owned Pointe-a-Pierre refinery, formerly Petrotrin.

PRESIDENT general of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget says the union’s winning bid for the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery is for all citizens, not just former Petrotrin workers. Government yesterday announced Patriotic Ener­gies and Technologies Com­pany Ltd, a company wholly owned by the OWTU, as the successful bidder for the sale of the refinery.