Dr Keith Rowley

Rowley: I will fight like a Tiger to protect my name

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.

PM ROWLEY: “Make do with available forex…”

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.”

PM: Media trying to pin Marlene's 'misdeeds' on me

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.

PM: No apology, no resignation

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).

In­ter­na­tion­al re­la­tions ex­pert: Rowley should have avoided bait

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.

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