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Dr Browne: T&T is a good neighbour, but we cannot simply open borders to Venezuelans

“[…] This hospitality continues even as our economy faces significant challenges that have affected all our people… “[…] Even developed nations with far greater resources face major challenges dealing with crossings of their borders, and no nation accepts non-nationals without due process…” The following statement on the government response to …

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Demming: If we don’t address shortcomings, Venezuelan crisis will lead to  harrowing disaster

Our history records Trinidad and Tobago’s fisherfolk dodging bullets from or being arrested by Venezuela’s Guardia Nacional for supposedly being in Venezuelan waters. Today we continue to metaphorically dodge different kinds of bullets from our Venezuelan neighbours. For years, the back-and-forth confrontational posturing was a trickle—the fisherfolk dispute, or the …

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Dear Editor: Our treatment of Venezuela migrants will reveal Trinidad and Tobago’s true character

“[…] We should ask ourselves, ‘what would compel a mother to embark on a treacherous and uncertain seven-mile journey with her young child?’ They are human, not faceless migrants/refugees. This simple fact seemed to have been forgotten and disregarded by the authorities…” The following Letter to the Editor on Trinidad …

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‘Charity begins at home!’ PNM NWL defends treatment of Venezuelans, accuses Opposition of ‘political trafficking’

“[…] Charity begins at home and regardless of our race, religion or political persuasion, we must love this island we call home, more than any hidden corrupt political agenda. “[…] Only persons void of vision and completely driven by a cultic obsession for power will suggest that the government should …

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Amnesty Int’nl accuses T&T gov’t of human rights violation and ‘xenophobia’ in mass deportation of Venezuelans

“[…] To deport Venezuelan refugees back to the human rights and humanitarian emergency that they were fleeing, in the middle of a pandemic, is an outrageous violation of the obligations that Trinidad and Tobago has committed to under international law. “[…] The authorities of Trinidad and Tobago are pushing a …

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