Office of the Prime Minister

OPM: Assistance heading to Dominica tonight

The Office of the Prime Minister says that during the course of today coordination has been taking place between the various agencies tasked to provide assistance to Dominica.

These agencies include the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministries of National Security, Foreign and Caricom Affairs, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, the National Helicopters Services Limited (NHSL), the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), Caribbean Airlines and the  Immigration Department.

Office of Prime Minister: Age of marriage must be aligned to age of consensual sex

The Office of the Prime Minister has sent a strong indication that legislation will be introduced to do away with child marriages in this country.

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister points to a critical need to ensure that the age of marriage is aligned to the age of consensual sexual conduct.

The following is the statement from the Office of the Prime Minister:

PM's Office: Petrotrin board took decision to discontinue Malcolm Jones case

The Office of the Prime Minister says it was the Petrotrin board that made the decision to discontinue the case against former chairman Malcolm Jones and not the Attorney General.

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister is seeking to correct  an report in the Trinidad Express newspaper.

The following is the statement from the Office of the Prime Minister:

Office of the Prime Minister contributes $25,000 to comatose chess champion's medical bills

The Office of the Prime Minister has contributed $25,000 towards the medical assistance of former Chess champion Della Marie Walcott.

The announcement was made in a media statement issued this afternoon.

It stated:

"The Office of the Prime Minister has made a contribution of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) towards financial assistance for medical expenses incurred at St. Clair Medical by Miss Della Marie Walcott, former Chess Champion of Trinidad and Tobago.

Office of the Prime Minister speaks out on child abuse

The Gender and Child Affairs Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister is calling for a breaking of the silence in relation to abuse of children.

Reports this week point to the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old child.

The Office of the Prime Minister issued this statement today:

"The Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of State are saddened by the reports in the daily newspapers concerning the safety of our nation’s children.