Delsa Solorzano

A Venezuelan opposition parliamentarian yesterday responded to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s pledge not to allow United Nations (UN) public servants to turn Trinidad and Tobago into a refugee camp of Venezuelans, due to small island space and limited resources. Rowley made the comments on Thursday at the weekly post-Cabinet media conference.

Venezuelan parliamentarian and vice-president of the human rights committee of the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Delsa Solorzano responded yesterday via Twitter at 4.55 a.m., which, up to press time, had 360 replies and counting.


The die is cast. August 10 is Election Day.

Election is called but the pandemic keeps the borders shut.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made the election announcement on the motion for the adjournment in the House of Representatives yesterday.

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she is excited but not anxious about the 2020 general election.

August 10 was yesterday announced by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as the date for the 2020 general election.

Persad-Bissessar however said she has several concerns which she hoped will be duly addressed.

POLICE arrested 61 men and women—three of whom are gang members—last evening at a bar in Belmont for violating Covid-19 restrictions.

Current public health ordinance regulations ­allow up to 25 people to gather in any one place at the same time.

TOBAGO could be a game changer in the 2020 general election.

Political analysts believe the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) will have a challenge in the sister island.

Dr Vanus James said yesterday he did not believe the PNM will secure victory at the polls.