Trinidad's RJ Nelson overcomes obstacles
Ronnie "RJ" Nelson, Jr. traveled from Trinidad to Ecuador with high hopes, but ran into serious problems enroute to Ecuador. His aunt Lesley-Ann Nelson contacted The Chess Drum with a harrowing message.
"I write with great urgency. Presently I write for you to publish an article telling Ronnie story in Ecuador, which has been full of a lot of struggles.
Firstly, on his arrival to Caracas, he had to overnight in the airport awaiting for an issuing of an Ecuadorian visa, (US$250). This was something we were told would be issued in Ecuador."
In a later e-mail, the story changed…
"We were told that a visa wasn't needed by the Vice-President of the Association, they were quite uninformed of a lot of things, I think the language was a barrier, so many things were learned the hard way, hence this dilemma."