Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has labelled Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s claims of a plot to assassinate Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi as Emailgate two.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said he has “no fear...I will have my day in Court with Roodal Moonilal and all those who slander me.”
These were the words of the prime minister as he appeared on I95.5 FM’s Take Two Thursday programme yesterday breaking his silence on allegations being made against him by the opposition MP.
Prime Minister Doctor Keith Rowley says business owners, as well as ordinary citizens, will simply have to do their best with what foreign exchange is available to them.
PM Rowley, who was speaking on I-95 this morning, says this country must work to sustain the availability of foreign exchange.
“We have to manage our consumption of foreign exchange,” the PM says, “because if we spend it out and we cannot earn it back, then that is a kind of bankruptcy, which makes us a pariah in the international community.”
Even as he fumed at the media for “trying to pin” Marlene McDonald’s corruption scandal on him, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Thursday admitted that he exercised flawed judgment by reinstating her as a Cabinet minister despite the trail of allegations that dogged her.
Rowley faced the media yesterday for the first time since McDonald was arrested at her Maracas, St Joseph home last Thursday. She has been charged with seven offences of corruption, fraud and misbehaviour in public office and is now home on $2 million bail.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says there is no need for him to apologize to the Opposition Leader or resign over the 'Emailgate' fiasco.
Dr Rowley was responding to the announcement yesterday by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) that it has officially closed the investigation.
Making it clear he will not go down the Opposition’s “rabbit hole”, the prime minister accused the UNC of “twisting” the “facts” as is outlined in the file handed to the TTPS by the Director or Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley should not have ventured into a tit-for-tat situation with the United States.
So said former director of the University of the West Indies Institute of International Relations Prof Andy Knight in response to Rowley's attack last Friday on the US State Department for T&T's ranking in their 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report which placed the country at Tier 2.
Rowley accused the US of hypocrisy, given their own struggles with migrants.