Camille Robinson-Regis

Camille urges supporters to give PNM win at polls

“Knock on every door and get every vote out!”

That was the com­mand from PNM la­dy Vice-Chair­man Camille Robin­son-Reg­is to the sea-of red-clad PN­Mites who showed up for Sun­day’s par­ty con­ven­tion and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment cam­paign launch.

“Call out every ounce of pas­sion and strength!” she ap­pealed. “We need to en­sure we get it done!”

Themed Get­ting It Done! the PNM yes­ter­day re­leased its cam­paign song at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah which at­tract­ed a large crowd from all con­stituen­cies, in­clud­ing youth del­e­gates.

Tewarie tells Govt: "Pay cane farmers before they die..."

Ca­roni Cen­tral MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie made a pas­sion­ate plea for Gov­ern­ment to pay the coun­try’s age­ing cane farm­ers who he claimed are owed mil­lions of dol­lars be­fore they die one-by-one.

The mat­ter was raised at yes­ter­day’s Stand­ing Fi­nance Com­mit­tee in ex­am­in­ing the 2020 ex­pen­di­ture of the Min­istry of Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment in Par­lia­ment.

The com­mit­tee was told that $5 mil­lion was al­lo­cat­ed in the 2019 bud­get for the farm­ers of which $1.7 mil­lion had been spent.

Forest squatters warned

Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis is condemning the illegal encroachment of forest spaces.

In a press release issued, Robinson-Regis expressed concern over recent media reports on the threat to tree-cover and water-ways in east Trinidad as a result of squatting and illegal quarrying. She said she would not condone the reckless action of a few to the detriment of many.

Attorney for Robinson-Regis threatens Express newspaper with legal action

Attorney-at-law Michael Quamina has sent a letter to the Express Newspaper on behalf of Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson-Regis, warning the newspaper not to publish any further articles on allegations that Robinson-Regis did not disclose the source of funds to First Citizens Bank.

It follows a front-page article in the Sunday Express which alleged that Robinson-Regis failed a bank query.

Government acquires US$25 million loan from IDB

The Government has acquired a US$25 million loan from the IDB.

The following is a statement from the Ministry of Planning and Development on the matter:

"The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago today signed a US$25 million dollar loan that will assist Trinidad and Tobago in enhancing its trade facilitation processes. 

This IDB loan is an effort to boost economic development, encourage innovation and growth, and open new pathways to economic diversification for the country. 

Concerns over increasing teenage pregnancies

Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis has raised an alarm over the increase in cases of teenage pregnancy.

She highlighted her concerns at a meeting with a delegation representing the United Nations Population Fund.

The UNFPA confirmed the Minister's assessment and also revealed that HIV infections among young females have also increased.

They say early sexual initiation of children in our society is contributing to the problem.

 The UN representatives commended T&T saying it has taken the lead in implementing measures to address the social issues.