(Trinidad Express) – SEVENTY-EIGHT Cuban nationals who were taken into police custody on Friday morning while camping outside UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) at Chancery Lane, Port of Spain.
All 78 have been granted bail in the sum of $5,000.00
The group was taken into custody during a police exercise and later charged with obstructing the free passageway along the street on which they had been staying for the past three weeks.
There are no laws in Trinidad and Tobago to deal with refugees. And there must be extensive consultation before this step is taken as there could be significant ramifications, says Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.
“The issue of bringing these things into our laws have significant consultation to be engaged in first because you are agreeing to provide economic rights and other benefits to non-citizens of your country, housing, education, medicine, etc.