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Thirteen T&T Nationals Lost at Sea, Return to Local Shores

by | Mar 10, 2015

NEWS GRAPHIC 15A group of 13 Trinidad and Tobago citizens whose vessel, the Daviann, drifted into Venezuelan waters has finally returned home.

The group was found by the Guardia Nacional near the Los Monjes Islands last Monday.

Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Bhoe Tewarie revealed in a televised interview that in an effort to return the 13 there was collaboration between the Foreign Affairs Ministry and Venezuelan Embassy to Port of Spain as well as the militaries of both countries.

A charter was hired for their return.

The Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Finance were also involved in getting the 11 men and two women home.

According to the Acting Foreign Affairs Minister, the trip back from Venezuela cost taxpayers US$4,000.

Just last month, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro spoke about improving the relationship between both countries, Venezuelan Ambassador, Coromoto Godoy said this was the perfect example

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