"Additional matters" force President to defer response to national concerns

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:15

President Anthony Carmona has deferred to Wednesday, his response to public issues regarding him because of additional matters that have arisen.

President's House had indicated that the president would respond today but a statement issued this morning indicate a media conference to address the concerns has been postponed.

"Very recent additional matters have arisen in the public domain warranting a more comprehensive response from the Office of the President. In the circumstances, His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago must defer his intended response from today to Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 1.30 pm at the Office of the President," the statement says.

The President's House has been called to answer why bottles of wine are carrying a label of the President's House and the Coat of Arms.

He has also been asked to account for a meeting he called with the National Security Minister Edmund Dillon to discuss national security matters, in the absence of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

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