The Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs is seeking to clear the air on a substantial refurbishment recently effected to the Official Residence of the Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations (PRUN) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The ministry says that on September 8 2011, Cabinet approved the refurbishment of the official residence of the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, at an estimated cost of $13.7 million.
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Surujrattan Rambachan says the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dennis Moses cannot wash his hands from the scandal surrounding this country's position towards Dominica at the OAS.
In a statement issued Thursday, Dr Rambachan said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its attempt to distance itself from the position taken by Trinidad and Tobago against the waiver of fees for Dominica, reflects, in no small way, the deterioration in the management of in this country's foreign affairs and diplomatic relations.
Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dennis Moses has written to Jamaica's Minister of Foerign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith, complaining in a "forceful manner" about the search on Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy, as she boarded a flight in Jamaica on Friday.
Minister Moses told the Parliament today that he also expressed his concern to the Jamaican High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago based in Port-of-Spain, and the T&T High Commissioner based in Kingston, Jamaica.
Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses has been holding talks with his Jamaican counterpart regarding immigration issues.
News media in Jamaica have been reporting that Minister Moses spoke with Jamaican Minister Kamina Johnson Smith both yesterday and on Monday.
The talks came amid calls for a boycott of Trinidad and Tobago goods after Jamaican nationals were denied entry to this country.
The Jamaicans also complained that they were treated poorly.
The Jamaican minister says steps are being taken to find a solution at the political level.
National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says he welcomes the appointment of Dennis Moses as Minister in the Ministry of National Security.
The Ministry of National Security issued this statement this afternoon:
"The Minister of National Security, Major General (Ret’d) the Honourable Edmund Dillon welcomes the appointment of Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses as Minister in the Ministry of National Security.