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PM invited to visit Cuba

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.


PM meets with officials of Chinese companies

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.

Lawyers press PM for answer on CJ issue

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.

Imbert defends PM's presentation

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 citizens want to hear from PM

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:

Moonilal: Nothing goes to court this week, PM filed no lawsuit against me

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.

PM explains reason for cutback in funding for Divali Nagar

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.

PM: Divali, much more than lighting deyas

"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."

UNC councillor shrugs off PM's legal letter

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.