Although T&T is facing a difficult period following devastating flooding last weekend, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley admits he felt compelled to turn down help from Caricom countries because "we have been coping .... and coping very well."
Rowley said he said nothing wrong by not accepting help from our Caribbean neighbours.
The PM made the comment earlier today as he delivered the feature address at the sod turning ceremony for the $49 million Diego Martin Health Centre.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has said this country brought the recent years of economic uncertainty upon itself when the Aluminium Smelter plant in La Brea was scrapped a decade ago.
"We did this to ourselves," said Dr Rowley at the launch of the Alutech project at the Tamana InTeck park this morning.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has offered condolences on the passing of pan extraordinaire Ken 'Professor' Philmore.
The Office of the Prime Minister issued the following statement Sunday afternoon.
"Today I join with the national community and the worldwide steelpan fraternity in mourning the untimely passing of legendary pannist and arranger, Ken “Professor” Philmore.
Mr. Philmore, a beloved son of South Trinidad, began honing his skills on the national instrument at a very early age and went on to establish himself as one of the premiere names in pan.
Promising to bring jobs for retrenched Petrotrin workers, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the new drydocking facilities to be built in La Brea will bring 5,000 jobs.
Speaking at the signing ceremony of a cooperative agreement between the Government and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited for the construction of a drydocking facility in La Brea, Rowley said the facility will provide job opportunities for skilled workers.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley received a courtesy call from Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, Charles O. Holliday today at the Diplomatic Centre, St. Anns.
Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan and Minister of National Security, Minister of Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young were also at the meeting.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will leave for London on April 15, 2018 to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
The accompanying delegation will include Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dennis Moses and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Stuart Young.
In addition to attending this forum the prime minister will engage in a series of meetings with energy companies during this period.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is proceeding on a week's vacation in New York from today.
The Office of the Prime Minister issued the following statement today:
"Please be advised that the Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, will proceed on one week’s vacation starting today, May 18th 2017.
He leaves the country today for New York with his family to attend the graduation of his daughter, Sonel, which takes place on Saturday. Dr Rowley is expected to return on May 23rd 2017.