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Trinidadians want out of Libya

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Trinidadians want out of Libya

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The Trinidad and Tobago government today said it is proving “difficult” to get its nationals out of Libya where street protests are taking place in a bid to force the government of Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi out of office.
Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, speaking on state-owned television said that there are at least 11 nationals trying to leave the North African country.
“I have been directly contacted by two of the (three) families…They want to get out of Libya, they have tickets but the problem is they can’t get to the airport,” he said.
Rambachan said he understood that Britain is likely to send a charter to Libya and the Trinidad and Tobago nationals, who work for international oil firms, could possibly be included.
“The whole idea is to get them out, it is very difficult I must tell you. It is very very difficult,” Rambachan added.
Libya has become the third African country in as many weeks where its citizens have taken to the streets calling on their leaders to step down and bring democratic rule to the countries.
Egypt and Tunisia are the other countries where the leaders have been forced into exile. (CMC)