Calls for Closure of Controversial Detention Centre in Trinidad and Tobago 

After a Trinidad and Tobago court recognised “shocking and appalling” treatment of a Venezuelan child at the Chaguaramas Heliport detention facility, some are calling for the controversial facility to be closed. Previously, detainees have protested the conditions they were forced to endure at the facility, and human rights activists in the country have argued that […]

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Chaguaramas Heliport Detention Centre (Source, Google Streetview)

Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Trinidad and Tobago Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Trinidad and Tobago, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Trinidad and Tobago Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Trinidad and Tobago: Country Page Trinidad and Tobago: COVID-19 Updates Report: Immigration detention in Trinidad and Tobago […]

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Immigration detention in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean, has worked to limit unauthorized migration to help boost its tourism appeal. It opened a dedicated immigration detention centre in 2009. The country’s immigration laws also provide criminal penalties for various violations, including six-month prison sentences for re-entry after expulsion. […]

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