In Trinidad and Tobago, the government will have to fork out almost TT $3 million in compensation to the 21 Venezuelan migrants who were detained during the Covid-19 pandemic.

That’s according to the judgement handed down by High Court Judge, Justice Carol Gobin.

The Venezuelans, including men, women, and children, were jailed for three weeks at two police stations after police raided their location on July 26, 2020.

The case against the state was brought by six of the migrants.

Justice Gobin ruled they were kept in atrocious conditions at the police stations.

She also questioned the immigration policy of the Government, given that three years after their arrests, the migrants were still in Trinidad and Tobago.