Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the Prime Minister to respond to claims of a breach of confidentiality after President Anthony Carmona raised questions about a letter he wrote to the Prime Minister, ended up in the hands of journalists.
The following is Persad-Bissessar's statement:
"Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley must tell the nation what he knows about a breach of confidentiality in communication between his office and that of the President of the Republic.
The following is President Anthony Carmona's Republic Day address:
President Anthony Carmona is back home and spent part of the day yesterday visiting the home of his personal butler who died while he was in Guyana and in meetings.
Well-placed sources said he intends to clear the air on allegations of misspending at President’s House by Sunday.
The President returned to the country just after 9 am yesterday from attending the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges Association conference.
There is silence from President’s House on new allegations which have surfaced on social media about questionable spending at President’s House and that a relative of Reema Carmona, wife of President Anthony Carmona, is employed at President’s House.
Social media has been abuzz following blogs by political commentator Rhoda Bharath that millions of dollars have allegedly been spent on wine and jewelry.
President of India Pranab Mukherjee has sent greetings to the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the eve of Independence Day.
President Anthony Carmona is "distraught" over the attempt by someone to sell the country's highest award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on Ebay.
The President says in a statement, that the award is not a rag doll and tells the person who is doing it that they must not proceed.
The following is the statement from the Office of the President:
"The purported sale of the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT) medal is quite upsetting to President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC.
President Anthony Carmona has left the country for Washington DC, where he will participate in the 149th anniversary celebrations of Howard Ubniversity.
The following is a statement from the Office of the Prtesident.
"His Excellency President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona O.R.T.T., S.C accepted an invitation from Howard University in Washington DC to take part in the Annual Ceremonial Celebration commemorating the 149th anniversary of the founding of Howard University.
It may seem as just a matter of procedure, but without President Anthony Carmona officially declaring the days of Carnival, then the festivities cannot legally take place.
And now he has, in accordance with The Public Holidays and Festivals Act.
The Ministry of Communications today issued the President's official declaration. It reads;