President Paula-Mae Weekes will travel to Barbados on Saturday to address local students there.
A statement from the Office of the President said Weekes will speak to Trinidad and Tobago Students Association Educational Forum on Monday at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus.
The Educational Forum is part of the campus’ promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals as prescribed by the United Nations.
The theme of the event is “Balancing the Equation: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges”.
The Elections and Boundaries will send a report on its preparedness for the general election to the Prime Minister within two weeks— but non-nationals including Venezuelans cannot vote in Local Government Elections unless they're TTT citizens.
Such information was conveyed to a team from the Opposition UNC which met with the EBC Board and EBC Chief Elections Officer Fern Narcis.
UNC chairman Peter Kanhai headed the UNC team including MPs Bhoe Tewarie, UNC senator Wade Mark and others.
Alleged fraud at Diego Martin Regional Corporation, now being probed by police, include situations in 2016 where the corporation broke rules and paid a vendor in advance for items which didn’t materialise fully—plus another matter where 300 people were hired fraudulently.
And the person alleged to be at issue in the hiring matter was transferred from the corporation to the Local Government’s Kent House head office.
National Security Minister Stuart Young is accusing Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar of misleading the public by claiming the PNM was playing race cards to win votes.
Responding to Persad-Bissesar's statements, Young said, "This latest attempt by the UNC to change a narrative and change the focus from their unacceptable behaviour is very transparent and easily fact-checked. The UNC’s attempt, as articulated by Mrs Persad Bissesar on a public platform last night, to move the focus of their naked use of race away from themselves is easily contradicted."
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.
Minister of Works and Infrastructure Rohan Sinanan says he’s disappointed with residents of Fishing Pond Road in Sangre Grande who this morning blocked the roadway with burning debris to protest its condition.
There have been several protests there over the years and last year a segment of the road was paved. However, residents living beyond where the paving stopped as asking when the rest of the roadway will be attended to.
Shanghai Construction has been awarded a billion-dollar contract to build the Port-of-Spain General Hospital’s new central block and the two-year project is expected to begin in September.
St James Medical Complex will also become the St James General Hospital following a $5m upgrade.
Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert and Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh announced both developments at Thursday’s post-Cabinet media briefing.