Trinidad and Tobago

RI Welcomes Commitment to Register Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago: Urges Generous Implementation of New Policy Proposal

RI Welcomes Commitment to Register Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago: Urges Generous Implementation of New Policy Proposal

Progress for Venezuelans seeking protection in Trinidad and Tobago has been a point of political debate for some time now. Last Thursday, April 4, the government of Trinidad and Tobago introduced a proposed policy to allow Venezuelans to register to remain in Trinidad and Tobago for up to one year. In an open letter sent to Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley earlier this morning, Refugees International’s President Eric Schwartz welcomes this proposed policy. However, Schwartz also raises concerns about the registration process and the guarantee of essential rights like access to work and education.

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Trinidad and Tobago to Take Steps to Increase Protections for Displaced Venezuelans

Trinidad and Tobago to Take Steps to Increase Protections for Displaced Venezuelans

Refugees International welcomes the comments by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago this week that his government is working to grant Venezuelans on the islands the right to work and to an education.

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