The bill incurred by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's official traveled abroad between June 2016 and November 2017, amounts to just over TT$2 million.
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young gave the details of the prime minister's travels in answer to a question posed on the order paper of today's Senate sitting.
The exact amount between June 1st, 2016 and November 20th, 2017, was $2,025,323.32 for eight overseas trips.
The Minister gave the breakdown as follows:
Stuart Young, the Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, has replied to an article in the Sunshine Newspaper pointing to a domestic dispute between he and his partner.
The article, headlined "Stuart Young out of the House", claims the Minister was forced to relocate from the house he shared with his partner in Diego Martin, to an apartment at One Woodbrook Place following the alleged dispute.
The reason why the Chinese Government withdrew the invitation to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to attend high-level meetings in China and replaced it with an Official Visit next year, was because the Chinese Government downgraded the scope of the high-level meetings.
The Government, through the Estate Management and Business Development Company (EMBD), has filed claims in the court against five contractors for alleged cartel arrangements and attempt to defraud.
The contractors named in the lawsuits are TN Ramnauth and Company Limited, Mootilal Ramhit and Sons Contracting Limited, Kall Company Limited (Kallco), Namalco Construction Services Limited (Namalco) and Fides Limited (Fides).
Culprits using the proposed Plea Bargaining system will be able to bargain against trial if they provide links to T&T’s “Big Fish” and “Mr Big,” says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Stuart Young.
Speaking during yesterday’s Parliament debate on the legislation, Young said it can also be used retroactively by those in remand custody who wouldn’t have to wait years behind bars for their matters to be heard.