As usual, with the influx of Venezuelans into Trinidad and Tobago and the registration period implemented by the Government, it seems that everyone is thinking “in the moment”.

No one is thinking about what will happen once the registration period is over, with many Venezuelans remaining here. What will be the next step once there are still Venezuelans who have not registered after the period is over? What will happen to the Venezuelans once their registration card, which allows them to stay in the country and work for one year, expires?

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A recent story in the Express highlighted the plight of two pregnant Venezuelan women who were uncomfortable due to the fact that the registration process was not accommodating women in their condition. This story was okay, but why is the media not focusing on what is the Government’s next step after the registration period is over and what will happen when the registration cards expire?


IT is as if somehow, in a most macabre manner, members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service are intent on testing the resolve of their commissioner to keep a clean house, as much as he intends to help improve the country’s crime profile.

Trinidad and Tobago’s recent history of development at the cost of its environment has been alarming and prolonged, a mirror to the wider ills facing humanity highlighted in the UN’s Global Assessment Report last month which warned of the threat to mankind’s survival through biodiversity loss and climate change.

Musdu is a playful word coined by a young Trinidadian to describe his religious identity. It is a mix of his Muslim and Hindu heritage and he uses it to deflect the pressure to choose between them.

There is a fear which is pervading this society that makes democracy look like a fallacy. People are almost afraid to express themselves to ensure their bread and butter and even their freedom.

An exit strategy is a planned approach to terminating or moving on from a situation in a way that will maximise benefit or minimise damage and can be applied to any situation but is mostly applied with reference to business organisations.