Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has been invited to visit Cuba, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said Tuesday.
The OPM said in a statement President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez has extended an invitation to the prime minister for an official visit to Cuba at a mutually convenient date.
President Diaz-Canel used the invitation as an opportunity to convey a desire to continue strengthening the historic bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two nations, the OPM said.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has met with a high-level team from CIC Capital Corporation (CIC) and China ZhenHua Oil Company.
CIC is the largest Sovereign Wealth Fund in the People’s Republic of China with over US$1 trillion in assets and investments under its management.
CIC is a 10 percent shareholder in Train 1 of Atlantic LNG and is considered an important strategic partner.
What’s the word, Prime Minister?
That’s the question several senior legal practitioners are asking following a lack of response so far from Prime Minister Keith Rowley on the Law Association’s (LATT) report concerning allegations against Chief Justice Ivor Archie.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert says prime minister Dr Keith Rowley had a right to give background information on the economy during his two-part address to the nation earlier this week.
The prime minister was criticised for spending too much time talking about previous years as opposed to the government's plans for the country going forward.
Speaking on the Morning Brew, Minister Imbert says the last three years have been difficult.
However, he was asked whether the prime minister's address was the launch of the PNM's election campaign.
What do you think the Prime Minister will focus on during his address to the nation?
Irma Sterling, 49, housewife of Palo Seco:
"I think he needs to address this problem of unemployment which is affecting so many of us. With the closure of Petrotrin, a lot of people are out of work. He must also speak about this crime situation as well."
Th-Sean Bernard, 29, unemployed, Dow Village, South Oropouche:
Opposition Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Dr Roodal Moonilal says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is yet to file a defamation lawsuit against him.
He says the statement made at the PNM's National Convention on Sunday, that the lawsuit will be heard in the court this week, is false.
The following is a statement issued by Dr Moonilal Monday morning.
"I call upon Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to retract his false, mischievous and misleading statement that his defamation lawsuit against me will be heard in court this week.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley justified cutbacks in funding for Divali Nagar celebrations at the event's closing ceremony in Chaguanas last night.
However, the PM pointed out that the Divali Nagar is a beacon of hope and a beacon of the expression of the best in T&T.
In delivering the feature address, Rowley said cuts were made in all areas of national spending, including operations at the Ministry of National Security.
"Divali encourages purity, not just in the cleaning of our homes, but in the purification of our hearts and our minds," according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
In a message to Hindus who will celebrate the Festival of Lights tomorrow, the Prime Minister, in a statement said: "Such purity extends to the way in which we interact with our natural and physical environment, the strategies we employ to conserve our most vital resources and the life changes we embrace towards achieving personal goals."
Hours after receiving a letter from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's attorneys asking her to apologise and pay damages for defamatory statements made against him, United National Congress alderman Marisa Ramlogan said her focus remains on the floods and not the Prime Minister.
As Guardian Media broke the story of Ramlogan getting a 26-page pre-action protocol letter from Rowley, the alderman, in a voice note, said the impending lawsuit was not getting her attention at this time.