Finance and trade were the principal topics of a high-level meeting between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and His Excellency Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee today.
The discussions were aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between Trinidad and Tobago and China towards fostering mutual interests in finance and commerce.
Prime Minister Rowley says he welcomes Chinese interest in expanding into areas of regional trade where Trinidad and Tobago has a geographic and commercial advantage.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday shot down reports that Speaker of the House Brigid Annisette-George had been offered a post as this country’s sixth president.
Government sources, however, insisted Annisette-George had been offered the post. She left yesterday to attend a Commonwealth meeting in Mauritius, which begins today.
Annisette-George had presented then President-elect Paula-Mae Weekes with her instrument of appointment in January at a short ceremony at the Parliament building.
So was the speaker of the house ever offered the post of president?
Former Housing Minister Emily Dick-Forde has a message for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, "Leave me out of your drama and get cracking on the serious work of national governance and development!"
Dick-Forde used her Facebook account to respond to claims made by the prime minister, that she was partly responsible for the delay in the completion of the Vieux Fort Housng project.
Dr Rowley said on Saturday that because of claims made by Dick-Forde, former prime minister Patrick Manning launched an investigation against Dr Rowley that effectively halted some housing projects.
Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal said yesterday that neither former prime minister Patrick Manning nor the Peoples Partnership had anything to do with the work stoppage at the Vieux Fort Housing Development project. The former housing minister was responding to claims by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that the project was stopped after Manning reported that $10 million was missing from the Cleaver Heights Project.