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Trinidad and Tobago’s agricultural production saved by Venezuelan labour.- Minister

— Says Agriculture  Minister Clarence Rambharat

(Trinidad Express) Agriculture  Minister Clarence Rambharat said there has been a global increase in food prices, and Trinidad and Tobago’s agricultural production was saved because of Venezuelan labour.

“We’ve heard a lot of times about redeploying CEPEP and URP workers. I’ll tell you the one boost to agriculture in relation to labour has been the availability of the Venezuelan workers and that, in my view, has saved our farmers and saved our agriculture production,” Rambharat said during the Senate sitting on Tuesday.

He was responding to a motion on the adjournment of the Senate moved by Opposition Senator Wade Mark.          Continue reading

TRAVEL: Trinidad to reopen borders July 17, 2021

 On July 17, the borders of Trinidad and Tobago will be opened to citizens and nationals of Trinidad and Tobago.

The announcement was made this afternoon by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley who outlined the conditions under which people would be allowed into the country.

He said that T&T nationals who are fully vaccinated (defined as a person who has received the required number of doses of a WHO approved vaccine two weeks prior to travel and having shown proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before) such a person who is a citizen or a resident would be allowed to enter, having shown proof of a negative PRC test taken no longer than 72 hours before.          Continue reading

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