Sunday, January 21, 2018

Dominicans can't get a school place *

Tough time in T&T: Avril Raphael, bottom left, her husband Johnathan and children Abigail, Zaneta and Isreal.


After Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made a public appeal for citizens to open their doors and allow Dominicans to seek refuge in the country, one Dominican family left their hurricane-ravaged ­island and moved in with friends in Chaguanas. But all has not gone well for the Raphaels. The family of four came in mid-October—two weeks after Rowley offered an invitation for the island's citizens to enter the country, as immigration restrictions were waived for those whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane ­Maria in September. The Caricom nationals are allowed a stay for a six-month period, which can be extended. 

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