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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.

PM meets with Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley received a courtesy call from Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, Charles O. Holliday today at the Diplomatic Centre, St. Anns.

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan and Minister of National Security, Minister of Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young were also at the meeting.

PM heads to London on Sunday for CHOGM

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will leave for London on April 15, 2018 to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

The accompanying delegation will include Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dennis Moses and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Stuart Young.
 
In addition to attending this forum the prime minister will engage in a series of meetings with energy companies during this period.

PM off to a week's vacation in New York

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is proceeding on a week's vacation in New York from today.

The Office of the Prime Minister issued the following statement today:

"Please be advised that the Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, will proceed on one week’s vacation starting today, May 18th 2017.

He leaves the country today for New York with his family to attend the graduation of his daughter, Sonel, which takes place on Saturday. Dr Rowley is expected to return on May 23rd 2017.

PM says nation needs to do more to protect women, children from domestic violence

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the nation needs to do more to protect women and children from incidence of domestic violence.

The prime minister has issued the following statement in recognition of International Women's Day.

"On behalf of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, I take this opportunity to recognize and congratulate the women and girls of Trinidad and Tobago, on the significant contributions you have made and continue to make towards the successful development of our Nation.

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