(flashback)UK Ambassador to T&T Tim Stew (centre)makes a point during a press conference today. Next to him are EU Ambassador to T&T, Aad Biesebroek (right), and Spanish Ambassador Javier Maria Carbajosa Sanchez

BRITISH High Commissioner Tim Stew has nothing more to say with respect to the Prime Minister’s criticisms of a BBC report which claimed there are 40,000 Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago.

“The High Commissioner is not going to be speaking on this at this stage,” Siddel Ramkissoon, the British Embassy’s political, press and public affairs officer, told the Express yesterday by phone.

The Express also sent an e-mail with questions for the High Commissioner, but Ramkissoon responded: “Thank you for reaching out. The High Commissioner has no comment.”

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley questioned the response and position taken by Stew to the Government’s complaint about the BBC and its report.


Having lost his eight-year-old sister Mukeisha, ten-year-old Makessi suffered more grief yesterday when a tug of war erupted at Mukeisha’s funeral service over his custody.

Machel Montano kissed his bride Renee Butcher in front of thousands of screaming fans after the two had a second wedding ceremony at his Machel Monday concert at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.

The couple, who officially married on Valentine’s Day last Friday at the newly refurbished Red House in Port of Spain, staged an artistic re-reading of vows at the final and tenth edition of the famous concert series, aptly entitled “The Wedding”.

Seventh Day Adventist Pastor Clive Dottin was the officiant at the elaborate all-white ceremony designed by legendary masman Peter Minshall.