T&T national pleads to come home to care for pregnant wife

T&T national pleads to come home to care for pregnant wife

Yet another person is advocating on behalf of the stranded the T&T nationals in other countries, to come home.

This time, Rishelle De Souza is pleading with the Government to bring her brother-in-law, Ken King Fook, home since he has a pregnant wife and a deceased mother who needs to be buried.

In happier times: King Fook’s mother (deceased), his pregnant wife and King Fook (from left to right)

De Souza said King Fook is one of seven nationals who are stranded in Suriname.

The employees were commissioned with the task of Oilfield Services in Suriname from February 2020 to May 2020.

Thursday made it three weeks since the sudden passing of the King Fook’s mother who is laying in a refrigerated state at a funeral home.

This employee’s high-risk, pregnant wife’s state has been escalated due to severe stress and mental fatigue due to her husband’s situation.

She is due in August 2020.

De Souza said they’ve sent multiple requests to the Ministry of National Security, three of which were personal requests.

Still, the nationals have been denied entry into T&T.

She said the company has arranged travel for the nationals to return but they need permission from the Government, as the country’s borders are closed.

She is also worried about King Fook’s mental state.

While in Suriname King Fook is alone, working from home in an apartment.

Although he has not been placed in any state-mandated quarantine, he is not mixing with T&T nationals or those from other countries since his project ended in May.

His main plea is to return to Trinidad, so much so, that he is willing to pay for his quarantine stay should the need arise.

Although National Security Minister Stuart Young said that nationals would be allowed to return, he said each application is being considered on a case by case basis.

On Thursday, 29 nationals returned home from the Fantasy Cruise ship.

De Souza is hoping her brother-in-law can experience that same joy.