Maxie Cuffie

Warm welcome back for Maxie

The big pic­ture: a to­tal of 4,700 per­ma­nent and non-per­ma­nent Petrotrin work­ers will be af­fect­ed by the re­fin­ery’s clo­sure loom­ing ahead.

En­er­gy Min­is­ter Franklin yes­ter­day told Par­lia­ment that 3,500 per­ma­nent work­ers plus 1,200 non-per­ma­nent work­ers will be af­fect­ed by the Gov­ern­ment’s planned clo­sure of the re­fin­ery in two weeks.

Khan gave the over­all to­tal in re­sponse to ques­tions by UNC MP Rudy In­dars­ingh. Khan’s fig­ures are the lat­est to­tal tal­ly of work­ers to be af­fect­ed by the plan.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Stuart Young replaces Edmund Dillon as Minister of Nat’l Security

Dr Keith Rowley has once again reshuffled his cabinet, in a press release sent just after midnight the Prime Minister stated that he advised Her Excellency President Paula Mae Weekes about the changes to his cabinet. One substantial change is revocation of the appointment of Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon as Minister of National Security.

The other changes are as follows: (i) Revoke the appointment of Mr Maxie Cuffie as Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration. Mr Cuffie will now serve as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Administration.

Maxie Cuffie is back

Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration, Maxie Cuffie has returned to Trinidad and Tobago following treatment in the United States for a stroke.

Cuffie returned around 10.20 pm Thursday and was met by Minister of Labour Jennifer Baptiste-Primus and family members at the Piarco International Airport.

Cuffie spent close to a year in the US undergoing treatment and recovering.

First public photos emerge of Minister Cuffie since going for medical attention

The first images of former Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie have emerged since he suffered a stroke in September 2017.

The pictures which were shared on Facebook by a political activist show Cuffie walking with the aid of a stick. 

On April 9th, Cuffie's appointment as Minister of Public Administration and Communications was revoked.

He was reassigned as Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration and Communications.

In February, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said over $2 million was paid by government toward medical expenses for Cuffie.

Maxie needs more surgery

A request has been made on costs for further surgery which Public Administration Minister Maxie Cuffie needs, says OPM spokesman Stuart Young.

Cuffie has been in the US for rehabilitation since last November after suffering a stroke last September and having surgery then.

Last week, he sought a month’s leave from Parliament. Young said the surgery he now requires is part of what’s normally required in his condition. He said Government had been approached on medical costs and had set a ceiling on what it was prepared to fund. He wasn’t sure of the ceiling.

Cuffie hits back: I'm more alive than 'phantom' PEP membership

Minister of Communications and Public Administration, Maxie Cufffie has hit back at the leader of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP) Phillip Alexander, who has made several disparaging remarks about his health.

Cuffie says he is well on the road to recovery and will return to T&T as soon as doctors clear him to travel.