Trinidad and Tobago: Stuart Young, M.P, Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, accepted an invitation to address the Constituency of Arouca/ Maloney via a virtual meeting.
On Monday, 8 March 2021, Stuart Young accepted an invitation to address the Constituency of Arouca/ Maloney via a virtual meeting. Stuart Young addressed several issues raised at this virtual meeting over just about two hours.
It has been drawn to Stuart Young’s attention that the UNC and its supporters circulate a video clip of a question asked of him during the virtual meeting. An individual engaged in the said meeting used the opportunity to ask him about her application for an exemption to enter Trinidad and Tobago.
He was approached by hundreds of people requesting that consideration be given to their applications for exemptions to enter the nation-Trinidad and Tobago.
These personal approaches are made through email, text messages, WhatsApp messages, pre-action protocol letters, letters-(including letters from Members of Parliament, both parties the UNC and the PNM), telephone calls, and even physically stopping him in public and making such requests for exemption to enter Trinidad and Tobago.
As has been stated from the first day that our borders were closed, every request for exemption to enter Trinidad and Tobago is considered on a case by case basis.
This particular incident, where a request was made of him for an exemption to enter Trinidad and Tobago in the said virtual meeting by a person, is no different from the hundreds of demands made of him. He has received no additional treatment. In fact, to date, this particular application (request) has not been approved.
Accordingly, once again, he is compelled to reject the UNC’s mischief and desperation and reassure the people of Trinidad and Tobago, whom he serves, that he stay true to my oath of office. Stuart Young will continue to do his best to serve the population of his beloved country.