Saturday, December 14, 2013
Guyanese national Rosinda Nicholson, who was deported along with her ailing two-year-old son two months ago, has returned to Trinidad and is being allowed to seek medical treatment for her child.
Her son, Elijah Harris, who was born in Trinidad, has been diagnosed with autism.
Nicholson, 22, said Elijah was unable to receive medical treatment in Guyana as he had no referrals from his doctors in Trinidad. "I was becoming frustrated. I wasn't hearing anything from the Minister of National Security or the Office of the Prime Minister, so I bought two tickets and came back to Trinidad," she said.
The single mother said she landed in Trinidad on Tuesday at 6.45 a.m. and was interrogated by immigration officers for four hours."They told me that I will have to go back to Guyana. I just showed them the brace on my son's leg and explained how he needed treatment. My son had no medical care since we left Trinidad in October. I bought medicine for him and he was allergic. The immigration officer told me I needed to come back to the airport to meet the chief immigration officer on December 18. I don't know what will happen then," she said.