The three man border committee, made up of National Security Minister, Stuart Young, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi and Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, is expected to meet once again to discuss the re-opening of Trinidad and Tobago’s borders.
The committee was appointed by the Prime Minister to create a plan for the re-opening of TT’s borders, and according to Deyalsingh, they are to meet for a second time this weekend before presenting their findings by November 2nd.
Deyalsingh made the statement during the ministry’s covid19 media briefing on Saturday.
He said “The issue of opening borders intersects with the three ministries, so we have to look at the legislative framework, the national security issues, and the health implications. We had a meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Minister Young. We discussed various options, we all had homework, I did my homework, I spoke to the Attorney General yesterday and he had his homework done. We will have another meeting over the course this weekend, and Minister Young will present the findings of the committee to the PM, who will then make his decision based on what we are recommending.”
Since the country closed its borders on March 23 and instituted an exemption process for returning nationals, 5,905 have applied to re-enter.