SA man held in Trinidad

2012-12-05 08:23


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Johannesburg - A Cape Town man is being held by authorities in Trinidad after getting into trouble over his visa.

Anthony Knowles travelled to Trinidad to work on a yacht and was told by the skipper that he could apply for the visa when he arrived in the country, The Star reported.

On arrival in Trinidad, Knowles learnt it would take 20 days to process his visa and the yacht he was supposed to work on then left without him.

He spent a week in the country locked up in a hotel room.

His sister, Sharon Knowles, said she was in contact with her brother who was apparently not allowed phone access but could get onto Facebook.

She said she had contacted the High Commission in Trinidad for help.

A spokesperson for international relations and co-operation said they would investigate the matter.

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