Deportation of nine more Venezuelans stopped

Deportation of nine more Venezuelans stopped

On the heels of an order by High Court judge Frank Seepersad to deport an 11-year-old Venezuelan girl, another judge, Justice Joan Charles, has now stopped the deportation orders of nine others.

These are all members of the now famous group of 26, who re-entered Trinidad waters on November 24 after being deported a day earlier.

Justice Charles last evening issued the orders restraining the State from removing the nine from the jurisdiction for the duration of their quarantine period.

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So far, 22 applications for interim relief have been granted by Charles and Justice Avason Quinlan-Williams.

Only one was denied.

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