CARIBBEAN: Vincentians studying in Venezuela offered one way ticket out of the crisis stricken country

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CARIBBEAN: Vincentians studying in Venezuela offered one way ticket out of the crisis stricken country
A group of masked men run for cover after riot police launched tear gas in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. After an opposition rally broke up in the late afternoon, in a pattern that has been seen in past demonstrations about 1,000 stragglers erected barricades of trash and other debris and threw rocks and bottles at police and National Guardsmen. The troops responded with volleys of tear gas to prevent the students from reaching a highway and blocking traffic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

A group of masked men run for cover after riot police launched tear gas in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. After an opposition rally broke up in the late afternoon, in a pattern that has been seen in past demonstrations about 1,000 stragglers erected barricades of trash and other debris and threw rocks and bottles at police and National Guardsmen. The troops responded with volleys of tear gas to prevent the students from reaching a highway and blocking traffic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

WEFM – Vincentian students, currently studying in Venezuela, have been offered a one way plane ticket by the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, for the upcoming summer break.

According to information reaching WEFM, Tuesday evening, a bulletin was sent to all Vincentian students in Venezuela on Tuesday afternoon, from the Vincentian Ambassador in Venezuela – Yvette Barnwell-Wickham.

The bulletin read “given the current environment in Venezuela, the Government has made a decision to provide a one-way ticket to those who were planning to remain in Venezuela over the July-August vacation, in order to provide some relief, as well as convene a meeting with all student(s), parents and authorities on the way forward.”

The bulletin urged the students to “please indicate whether or not” they “have already made travel arrangement to go to SVG for the July-August vacation”.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said on Radio – “if they want to go back to Venezuela (after the summer break), that’s their choice. If they want to use the credits from there to go elsewhere, [that’s their choice]” – Gonsalves added, referring to those students who are yet to finish their degree programs.

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  1. And you believed Nadia? Listen to the news and read don't let those politicians continue to play on the minds of those whom they know are obviously not informed.

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  2. That should be a lesson for you. Think twice, three times or even more before you believe want politicians say.

    Especially on a platform!

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  3. I thought on Sunday at the Labour Micoud rally, Jadia told the whole world that everything is ok in Venezuela. What are we doing about the St Lucia students there?

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    • They'll see for themselves is my guess. Interesting how all the beneficiaries of PetroCaribe are so blatantly not support the country that aided them so much. Goes to show.

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