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Make Immigration an essential service

Published: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

It’s refreshing to hear the PM speak so candidly about the recent Immigration fiasco. His words sum up what many ordinary citizens are thinking and hopefully the message will be understood, so we’ll never have a repeat of this. (Remember “Day of Total Policing” which was never fully explained and no one was held accountable?)

My suggestions:

(1) the definition of Industrial Action be redefined to encompass these types of labour actions;

(2) Reclassify Customs and Immigration as an essential service;

(3) Review contingency plans every quarter for all government services;(4) Implement machine readable passport readers to reduce labour dependence and improve throughput;

(5) Make the Chief Immigration Officer’s report public and ensure there are consequences to these actions.

We the public are tired of being held to ransom by special interest groups who want to keep T&T a backwards nation.

R SAMAROO

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