Trinidad opposition leader concerned about registering Venezuelans


Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar is ex­treme­ly con­cerned about the in­volve­ment of the Elec­tions and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion (EBC) in the reg­is­tra­tion of Venezue­lans, es­pe­cial­ly with two up­com­ing elec­tions and the coun­try’s his­to­ry of vote rig­ging. She com­ment­ed yes­ter­day against re­ports that a pol­i­cy is cur­rent­ly be­ing pre­pared for re­view by Cab­i­net to al­low Venezue­lans, whether here legal­ly or il­le­gal­ly, to be reg­is­tered to work in T&T for up to one year.

Per­sad-Bisses­sar, who at­tend­ed the Siparia Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nu­al Chil­dren’s Car­ni­val in Pe­nal, said: “In refugee pol­i­cy and with Unit­ed Na­tions there are cer­tain pro­to­cols to be fol­lowed but I be­came ex­treme­ly dis­turbed when I heard Min­is­ter Moses, in an­swer­ing a ques­tion in the Par­lia­ment, say­ing that the EBC would be in­volved in help­ing to pre­pare some kind of reg­is­tra­tion card.(Trinidad Guardian)…[+]