Al-Rawi: UK visa coming for T&T

By \\\\\ Ria Taitt Political Editor

The United Kingdom is about to impose a visa restriction on Trinidad and Tobago citizens entering that jurisdiction.

So said PNM Senator Faris Al-Rawi, who stated that the Home Office of the Government of the United Kingdom was about to impose a visa restriction on Trinidad and Tobago citizens entering the UK “unless we do something about the security systems at the airport, the detention centres at the airport”. 

“As a result of the state and condition that our airport is in and our security system is in at the airport of Trinidad and Tobago, we are at the cusp of being given visa restrictions to the United Kingdom,” he said.

He was speaking in the Senate yesterday on the Prisons Miscellaneous Bill. 

“Our citizens ought not to be placed in such an invidious circumstance with massive expense, with implications to trade, tourism, travel, such as Jamaica can tell you of the woes they face under the same restriction,”  he said. 

Al-Rawi said the Finance Minister needs to act “with a hurry in his step to take the Ministry of National Security out of the predicament that it is in. Because the Government is well aware that the resources to fund the kind of security upgrade that we need.”

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