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.

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


Satnarayan Maharaj left an indelible mark on Trinidad and Tobago through his bravery, courage, fight for justice and achievements. Maharaj, 88, secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) died on Saturday after suffering a stroke on November 7.