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PM delivers homes to Merikin descendants

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.

PM tours Tobago projects

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.

PM: T&T's gas production increasing

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. 

Opposition to probe cost of PM’s televised address

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.

No mortgage, rental payments until January for flood-affected HDC residents

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.

PM on decision to turn down regional help: "We've been coping well"

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.

PM on decision to turn down regional help: "We've been coping well"

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.

PM offers condolences on passing of 'Professor' Philmore

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has offered condolences on the passing of pan extraordinaire Ken 'Professor' Philmore.

The Office of the Prime Minister issued the following statement Sunday afternoon.

"Today I join with the national community and the worldwide steelpan fraternity in mourning the untimely passing of legendary pannist and arranger, Ken “Professor” Philmore.

Mr. Philmore, a beloved son of South Trinidad, began honing his skills on the national instrument at a very early age and went on to establish himself as one of the premiere names in pan.

PM: La Brea drydocking facility creating 5,000 jobs

Promising to bring jobs for re­trenched Petrotrin work­ers, Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley says the new dry­dock­ing fa­cil­i­ties to be built in La Brea will bring 5,000 jobs.

Speak­ing at the sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny of a co­op­er­a­tive agree­ment be­tween the Gov­ern­ment and Chi­na Har­bour En­gi­neer­ing Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed for the con­struc­tion of a dry­dock­ing fa­cil­i­ty in La Brea, Row­ley said the fa­cil­i­ty will pro­vide job op­por­tu­ni­ties for skilled work­ers.

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