The Trinidad and Tobago government says United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres is sending a high powered team to the Caribbean island to investigate claims that locally-based UN officials had misrepresented last month’s repatriation of 82 Venezuelan nationals.

Acting Attorney General Stuart Young, speaking to reporters after the weekly Cabinet meeting yesterday, said Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley had held a “vigorous and detailed” teleconference with Guterres on the issue.

Young said Guterres had informed that the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, team will be sent from Geneva, “to meet with Government to ensure that the right facts are put forward.”

No date was given as to when the UNHCR team will arrive in Trinidad and Young said a copy of Rowley’s letter to Guterres was sent to the local UN representative.

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