Galleon Passage sets sail to T&T

The finance minister says the new passenger ferry, the galleons passage has begun its journey from China to Port of Spain.

The minister today posted an image of the vessel on Twitter, the caption explained that the boat has left a shipyard in China, it will then go to hong kong, Honolulu, the Panama canal, Santiago and then to Port of Spain.

The minister also pointed out that the name of the vessel, the Galleons Passage can be seen on its stern.

PM in Haiti, Imbert is acting prime minister

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has left the country to attend the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference Heads of Government of CARICOM in Haiti.

The meeting will be held from February 26th to 27th in Port-au-Prince.

Dr Rowley left the country on Sunday to attend the conference.

Minister of Finance the Honourable Colm Imbert will act as Prime Minister for the period that Dr Rowley is out of the country.

The prime minister is expected to return to Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday.

Ramdial calls for audit into $8 million missing from THA

Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial is calling for an update on investigations into the missing $8 million in fees meant for Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Via a news release, Ramdial is demanding answers from Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles on the matter.

She also stated that the results of an audit must be made public and has called on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to instruct his THA Chief Secretary and his Minister of Tourism to share the findings of the investigations with the public.

Moonilal slams PM’s response to travel warnings

Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal is suggesting that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley enlist the help of US lobbyist Arthur Collins to help rebuild the country’s international reputation in the face of adverse travel advisories.

The Oropouche East representative was critical of Rowley’s “flippant response” to recent negative advisories from various countries about the crime situation in T&T. Collins heads the lobbyist firm The Group DC LLC, which has been retained by the Government for two years to represent its interests in Washington.

Samad removed from PNM meeting

Social activist Ishmael Samad was bodily thrown out of last night's People's National Movement's political meeting by police, after he interrupted the event to complain about the poor state of some of the country's roads.

Samad, who was seated in the La Horquetta Regional Complex hall, got up holding a newspaper outlining a story of the poor condition of the Guaico Tamana Road when Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan was about to address constituents, causing the meeting to be disrupted.