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Dr. Keith Rowley’s controversial comments with regards to Caricom nationals.

Dr. Keith Rowley’s controversial comments with regards to Caricom nationals.

KEITH-ROWLEY2He stated that this country had too many destitute people and needed no others from Caricom.

He was addressing the media at the VIP Lounge, Piarco Airport, upon his return from a Caricom leaders meeting in Guyana.

Dr. Rowley said that the Caricom Treaty allowed a general free movement of people throughout the region but that each country had the right to reject the destitute.

He made the comments ahead of his July 17 visit to Jamaica to assure that TT welcomed valid migrants.

He revealed that it was not the right of anyone to enter this country empty-handed and they had no place to go.

He further stated that there were enough vagrants in Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr. Rowley denied that immigration officers were targeting Jamaicans to refuse entry.

He promised however to investigate any complaints and disclosed that if anyone in this country was found to have faulted any migrant, TT would apologize.

He noted that a person denied entry had a right of immediate appeal to a senior officer of the Immigration Department.


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    The mighty Trinifeak 2 years

    T&T appears to be the place of the rich and wealthy. Destitutes have no access to T&T anymore. What about equal rights? T&T used to be the equal place for any race. A place where the rich help the poor. What you have done for the least of my brothers you have done for me Jesus said in the scripture.Obviously this adventist from Mason Hall should read the scripture instead of going to the rum shop. Love they poor neighbour as theyself. Vagrants unite against the devlish thoughts of this adventist from Mason Hall residing in Diego Martin.