Venezuelan migrants

(flashback)Venezuelan migrants wait to register at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain in June.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has taken strong objection over a BBC report which says there are 40,000 Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago.

The programme, titled The Displaced: When 40,000 People Hit a Tiny Island, was broadcast yesterday.

Rowley said his Government will write to the British government to set the record straight as he disclosed that at his recent trip to Washington, American politicians commended this country for its position in treating with economic migrants from Venezuela.

“As a lifelong listener and respecter of the BBC, the programme that the BBC thought mention on Trinidad and Tobago today is not worthy of the BBC. Everybody around have an agenda and I am not to believe that there are people in the BBC who allow themselves to be part of other people’s agenda. The BBC is too sacred to us in the Commonwealth for that nonsense to go on,” Rowley said at a news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, yesterday.