"As far as the Government is concerned, there is no crisis in Trinidad and Tobago."
Those were the words of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as he began addressing Thursday's post-Cabinet news conference on the matter of dismissed minister Marlene McDonald.
"A crisis means different things for different people. For us the ship of state flows smoothly along," he said.
But the prime minister has admitted that he made an error in judgement by having returned Marlene McDonald to the Cabinet, despite the allegations she had been facing when he did.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will leave the country this Sunday for a series of meetings with energy companies that operate in Trinidad and Tobago.
The prime minister told today's post-Cabinet news conference that he will lead a government delegation for meetings that will take him out of the country for 10 days.
He will first go to Holland where he will meet with officials of Shell.
From Holland, the PM and team will journey to London for meetings with Bp officials.
He will also meet with nationals of Trinidad and Tobago in London.
Whitehall should be the home of the Cabinet once again by the end of June, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced.
The Prime Minister, while addressing a People’s National Movement political meeting in Chaguanas on Tuesday, said the restoration of Whitehall, was merely a part of continuing refurbishment of the Magnificent Seven, which he said should transform Queen’s Park West by December.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is meeting with leaders of the Muslim community for discussions related to security concerns following the recent terrorist attack in New Zealand.
The meeting began at 3 pm at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.
While the aspiration for 180,000 citizens is the security of a home from the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says that dream may never be a reality for many.
It was because while the Government looks for more money to fund subsidised State-housing, he says there is less than before.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley today toured several projects in Tobago.
The Office of the Prime Minister issued several photos of the prime minister on tour, including him at the construction site of the Roxborough Police Station, the Roxborough District Hospital and the Roxborough Fire Station.
The tour also included the newly-constructed Shirvan Road Police Station, the Dwight Yorke Stadium and the Shirvan Road Police Station.
The prime minister was accompanied by several Cabinet ministers.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has said that this country's gas production is on the rise and that the government is hoping that with some new initiatives production will continue to steadily increase.
Dr Rowley, who was speaking at the opening of the Energy Conference on Monday, said new production is expected to be brought on stream, which will bring this country's production level to 3.9 billion cubic feet in 2019.
What was the cost of the show? Why was there no mention of crime-handling? Where was attention to the basics affecting citizens?
These and other questions have been raised by the Opposition, former head of the public service Reginald Dumas and economist Mariano Browne on Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s paid political announcement, which aired between Sunday and Monday night local TV.
The first segment was billed as an address to the nation.
The second, which was a continuation of the first, was prefaced by an announcement that it was a paid political announcement.
Households affected by flooding will begin getting flat cheques from tomorrow, amounting to $15,000 for households without children and $20,000 for households with children, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced on Thursday.
In addition, Housing Development Corporation (HDC) residents affected by the floods will have their mortgage and rent payments deferred until January 2019, to allow them to have more money to recover.
HDC residents pay mortgages to the Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Limited and rent payments are made to the HDC.
Although T&T is facing a difficult period following devastating flooding last weekend, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley admits he felt compelled to turn down help from Caricom countries because "we have been coping .... and coping very well."
Rowley said he said nothing wrong by not accepting help from our Caribbean neighbours.
The PM made the comment earlier today as he delivered the feature address at the sod turning ceremony for the $49 million Diego Martin Health Centre.