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Trinidad to gave 1 million US dollars contribution for Haiti Election

There is Chance that now when we think about Trinidad and Tobago, soccer will not be the first thing that comes to mind. Although they were very competitive and our main obstacle in the the soccer world decades ago, The people of Trinidad and Tobago demonstrated that they can also be very generous toward us. On Monday, Trinidad and Tobago made a contribution of 1 million US dollars to support the election process in Haiti.

Ambassador Denis Régis who presented the contribution to the United Nations for Haiti admitted that Trinidad owes a lot to Haiti for the role played in encouraging other countries in the Caribbean to fight for independence.

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Haitians can stay in Trinidad and Tobago legally for at least six months

Citizens of Haiti can enter Trinidad and Tobago and have a legal stay of at least six months. Since the 2001 Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, the Government may not refuse their entry.

Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, discussed this issue when speaking at UWI's CARICOM Leaders Lecture Series. The lecture, was titled "Free Movement of People- Shanique Myrie and our Caribbean Civilisation," and mainly brought to attention the implications of the ruling made last year in the case of Myrie vs The Government of Barbados. It was the case of Myrie, age 22, a Jamaican woman, who was denied entry to Barbados on illegal grounds. The lady was awarded US$40,000 in damages, as the court decided for her.

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