Dr Keith Rowley has once again reshuffled his cabinet, in a press release sent just after midnight the Prime Minister stated that he advised Her Excellency President Paula Mae Weekes about the changes to his cabinet. One substantial change is revocation of the appointment of Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon as Minister of National Security.
The other changes are as follows: (i) Revoke the appointment of Mr Maxie Cuffie as Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration. Mr Cuffie will now serve as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Administration.
Government has moved up the date for the official launch of T&T Television (TTT).
The expected rebranding date is set for an early as next month.
This was revealed by Communications Minister Stuart Young at yesterday’s post Cabinet media briefing.
“CNMG is going to be rebranded TTT. So any previous decision taken or any previous talk about shutting down CNMG that is not going to happen. We are going to go and rebrand TTT. In fact, this morning the Prime Minister asked me at Cabinet how soon I expect to do it…I am hoping to do that by July,” Young said.
In a not-too-surprising announcement today, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) says that Minister Stuart Young is now to take up the portfolio of Minister of Communications.
A statement by the OPM says; "Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley has advised President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Paula Mae-Weekes to appoint the Honourable Stuart Young as Minister of Communications in addition to his current portfolio. This means that the Honourable Marlene Mc Donald is now the Minister of Public Administration."
The step-daughter of Minister Stuart Young has been found by police.
A tweet by the Police Service says Christina Sankar, 24, was released after a ransom of $167,000 was paid.
Police say the kidnappers were asking for $200,000.
Sankar was released at Morne Coco Road, Diego Martin, around 2 am.
The Government will appeal the High Court ruling on the ruling that the buggery law is unconstitutional.
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young made the announcement at today's pos-Cabinet media conference.
Minister Young was asked whether the government prefers to maintain the status quo.
However, he said he was not in a position to comment further because he was not privy to the details.
The Minister referred those questions to Attorney General Faris Al Rawi.