Trinidad & Tobago's Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar, has declared that legislation allowing for CARICOM nationals to gain employment in the twin-island republic will not be supported by the her party, United National Congress (UNC) at this time.
Speaking at a public meeting on Thursday night, Mrs Persad Bissessar questioned why the government would be seeking to encourage workers from the region to seek jobs in Trinidad & Tobago when nationals are unable to get employment.
She told supporters that the category of workers being encouraged to move to Trinidad & Tobago are not the type the country needs for its development.
The government has already been successful in the Senate in amending the Immigration Act.
It will among, other things, expand the categories of skilled nationals from other qualifying Caribbean Community States to enter Trinidad & Tobago under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy regime.