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.
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.
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.
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.
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.