Dr Keith Rowley

PM leaves for CARICOM meeting in Grenada

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has left for Grenada to attend the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Dr Rowley is leading a small delegation, which includes Senator Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, to the regional meeting which runs from 04-06 July, 2017.
The Office of the Prime Minister says this meeting is expected to include a presentation for approval on the development of skills for the 21st-century Caribbean economy and society.

PM to review performance of PNM MPs

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday reiterated that Government intends to restructure struggling state-owned energy company Petrotrin, especially in the face of tough economic times.

He also warned People’s National Movement (PNM) MPs that after Labour Day on June 19 he will be examining their “score cards” to ensure they are working for the good of their constituencies.

These were among announcements made to party supporters and activists at the PNM’s sport and family day at the Eddie Hart Savannah, Tacarigua, yesterday.

PM on Appeal Court rulings: Opposition attempted to create chaos

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has lashed out against members of the Opposition he believes are using the court to "further their political gains" and has vowed that the government will fight every such legal battle all the way to the Privy Council.

Dr Rowley was speaking at today's post-Cabinet media conference, soon after the Appeal Court delivered a judgement allowing the State to resume collection of property tax valuation forms.

It was the second judgement by the Appeal Court in two days, favouring the State.

PM: Indian Arrival Day a good opportunity to recall our history and seek to positively impact future

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says Indian Arrival Day to recall our history as a nation and determine how we may all continue to positively impact our future. 

The prime minister has issued the following statement in recognition of Indian Arrival Day:

"On the occasion of Indian Arrival Day 2017, I extend warm greetings to our East Indian community, on behalf of the people and Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Each year on May 30th we commemorate the anniversary of the arrival of the first East Indian immigrants to Trinidad and Tobago.