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COURT MERCY FOR HUNGRY VENEZUELAN
Unable to get food to feed his three chil-
dren as his country remains in turmoil,
a Venezuelan man sneaked into the country
on a boat to buy food, but was caught and
charged for entering the country illegally.
Desmond Paynter: Give the man some food
and send him home.
Veroncia Stewart-Williams: People think
yes, it is sad, but when they catch up with our Trini
people crossing their boarder they do them all kind
Shafraz Hosein: Open venues so that they
could come and buy food stuff to take to feed their
families. It's just being humanitarian to our neigh-
Jeff Rambaran: If it was a hot female dey would
give she a wok.
Alvin Dan Son Sookhan: I hope they give him
a chance to get some food.
Ital P De Leon: They can come into our country
for short periods at a time, so no need to come in
illegally. Things already in place for them.
Köna Arsenal Lee: Many of us are buying the
story but not asking ourselves with what did he
come to buy the food with or trade for food. Smh.
More than likely he would have been linked to ne-
farious activities but of course he would not admit.
Also more than likely his currency would not have
Kishore Khillawan: Allyuh give the fella a
Tracey Edwards: It's good mercy was shown.
Michelle Starring: how many venies working
in arima illegal check the groceries. How many liv-
ing and renting in Arima? Just stand in arima be-
tween 5-6 pm on Pro-Queen St and see how many
going home from work.
Karen Jennings-Crooms: Thank you, Trin-
idad courts, for mercy... Trinidadians, I go on
record and say this is no time to be selfish. We are
better than that.
Roma Angel: I know of some friends who are
facing food problems in Venezuela. Just so you all
to know, they don't have pads to use; they only eat
one meal for the day.
Sharon Jagroop: This is so sad. I pray he gets
through and can return home with food.
Clarisa Cain-Duncan: I wonder if you'll are
aware of the treatment our fishermen get from
these said neighbours of ours. Do some research,
they treat us like dogs.
Dave Sayers :That is a father, you would do
whatever to take care of your family.
Richie Pootoolal: Trinidad, show mercy to this
poor man trying to feed his family nah, Please!
No bail for woman who
pretended to be cop
Sylvia Bonas, who spent last night in a prison
cell for allegedly impersonating a police of-
ficer at the San Fernando Magistrates' Court yes-
terday, will reappear in the same court today.
Seth De Freitas: So what was her objective for
impersonating a police officer. lol?
Donna Cambridge: One day for police, next
day for thief.
Ryan Steinberg Jr: The "police" do the same
thing and rob people.
Sio Torres Mohess: Just following protocol.
That is how people are kidnapped and robbed. Ask
her how and where she got the jersey. lol
Kenton Christopher Gonzales: How do you
sit home and just put this together?
Sully Niles: Best way to get yourself locked up.
Marina Victory: She tried a thing. What a joke.
Lystra Laurent: When yuh in good house bad
house does call yuh.
Jake C Gosine: Check the escorting officer too.
Both looking the same. Where is the ID or badge
Ministry to change
ineffective CDAP drugs
Government will be removing ineffective
CDAP drugs, such as for diabetes and hy-
pertension, since anecdotal complaints about such
drugs have proven to be fact, says Health Minister
Ijaz Ahmad: Still can't get drugs at any hospital
or health center dispensary. Lyrica is almost im-
possible to get.
Madho Persad: I guess it has already been
removed since people can't get any drugs from
hospital and dispensary. Isn't that so Minister of
Madonna Brandon Long overdue! Accountabil-
ity is the major problem. The cheapest meds are
accessed yet still millions of dollars are allocated.
Where is the money really going?
Holly Belfon: Mr minister, check your facts.
India supplies the world with good cheap drugs. If
left to Smith Glaxo, Kltne and eli lily, we would all
be dead. Or worse than USA health system.
Vidale Darren: Hopefully surveys were done...
proper ones to remove some of these drugs. Ac-
countability must come into play as we are tight-
ening our belts... (yeah we know yuh partners gon-
na get the contracts for this) but, do the research
Vidya Maharaj: Remove drugs? But you no
getting any drugs on CDAP so what this joker re-
Margarita Hinksoni: "Anecdotal complaints?"
What are those? Was medical reasoning the basis
for selecting the drugs in the first place? Or was
that anecdotal as well?
Andrew James: How many died as a direct re-
sult of that?
Nerissa Dqueen: It's high time someone rec-
tified this problem which has been going on for
years. A number of doctors don't prescribe or en-
dorse many of the meds which fall under the CDAP
programme because they know that they're no
good and ineffective!
Venezuelan national Luis Jose Alonzo Benitez is
escorted to the San Fernando Magistrates Court
charged with entering the country illegally.
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