In a not-too-surprising announcement today, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) says that Minister Stuart Young is now to take up the portfolio of Minister of Communications.
A statement by the OPM says; "Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley has advised President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Paula Mae-Weekes to appoint the Honourable Stuart Young as Minister of Communications in addition to his current portfolio. This means that the Honourable Marlene Mc Donald is now the Minister of Public Administration."
Minister of Public Administration and Communications Maxie Cuffie today launched a national campaign to stop the sale and use of scratch bombs and illegal fireworks in Trinidad and Tobago with an appeal to citizens to develop a culture of care for their neighbours and elderly.
The campaign is themed “Have fun without having a blast.”
Minister Cuffie said the campaign is aimed at “the hearts and minds of everyone, to do their part to ensure a safer Christmas and New Year” since punitive laws alone have never prevented anyone
from committing a crime.
Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie is weighing in on the Telecommunication Authority's recent action, in addressing companies that have been owing on their license fees.
The Minister issued the following statement today.
"I have observed the Public Advisory dated June 10, 2016 from the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago in which all persons operating a public telecommunications network or broadcasting service contrary to the provisions of the Telecommunications Act Chap. 47:31 (the Act) are required to immediately cease and desist operation.