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What citizens want to hear from PM

What do you think the Prime Min­is­ter will fo­cus on dur­ing his ad­dress to the na­tion?


Ir­ma Ster­ling, 49, house­wife of Pa­lo Seco:

"I think he needs to ad­dress this prob­lem of un­em­ploy­ment which is af­fect­ing so many of us. With the clo­sure of Petrotrin, a lot of peo­ple are out of work. He must al­so speak about this crime sit­u­a­tion as well."


Th-Sean Bernard, 29, un­em­ployed, Dow Vil­lage, South Oropouche:

Moonilal: Nothing goes to court this week, PM filed no lawsuit against me

Opposition Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Dr Roodal Moonilal says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is yet to file a defamation lawsuit against him.

He says the statement made at the PNM's National Convention on Sunday, that the lawsuit will be heard in the court this week, is false.

The following is a statement issued by Dr Moonilal Monday morning.

"I call upon Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to retract his false, mischievous and misleading statement that his defamation lawsuit against me will be heard in court this week.

PM explains reason for cutback in funding for Divali Nagar

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley jus­ti­fied cut­backs in fund­ing for Di­vali Na­gar cel­e­bra­tions at the event's clos­ing cer­e­mo­ny in Ch­agua­nas last night.

How­ev­er, the PM point­ed out that the Di­vali Na­gar is a bea­con of hope and a bea­con of the ex­pres­sion of the best in T&T.

In de­liv­er­ing the fea­ture ad­dress, Row­ley said cuts were made in all ar­eas of na­tion­al spend­ing, in­clud­ing op­er­a­tions at the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty.

PM: Divali, much more than lighting deyas

"Di­vali en­cour­ages pu­ri­ty, not just in the clean­ing of our homes, but in the pu­rifi­ca­tion of our hearts and our minds," ac­cord­ing to Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley.

In a mes­sage to Hin­dus who will cel­e­brate the Fes­ti­val of Lights to­mor­row, the Prime Min­is­ter, in a state­ment said: "Such pu­ri­ty ex­tends to the way in which we in­ter­act with our nat­ur­al and phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment, the strate­gies we em­ploy to con­serve our most vi­tal re­sources and the life changes we em­brace to­wards achiev­ing per­son­al goals."

UNC councillor shrugs off PM's legal letter

Hours af­ter re­ceiv­ing a let­ter from Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley's at­tor­neys ask­ing her to apol­o­gise and pay dam­ages for defam­a­to­ry state­ments made against him, Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress al­der­man Marisa Ram­lo­gan said her fo­cus re­mains on the floods and not the Prime Min­is­ter.

As Guardian Me­dia broke the sto­ry of Ram­lo­gan get­ting a 26-page pre-ac­tion pro­to­col let­ter from Row­ley, the al­der­man, in a voice note, said the im­pend­ing law­suit was not get­ting her at­ten­tion at this time.

PM: Set aside differences, unite as one

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley wants the peo­ple of T&T to set aside their dif­fer­ences and unite as one.

He al­so called for a greater sense of one­ness as he briefly ad­dressed the au­di­ence at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah yes­ter­day dur­ing the in­ter­faith ser­vice ti­tled Songs of De­vo­tion, which marked the na­tion’s 42nd an­niver­sary as a Re­pub­lic.

PM off to Guyana tomorrow

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will meet with Guyana's President David Granger when he travels to Guyana for a one-day visit which tomorrow.

The Office of the Prime Minister says bilateral discussions between the countries will focus on a number of issues including cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy and security.

Dr Rowley returns on the morning of Thursday 20 September, 2018 and will proceed to chair his weekly Cabinet meeting at the Diplomatic Centre, St Anns.

PM not deterred by Barataria loss

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night told supporters they could hold their heads high despite losing the Barataria seat to the Opposition United National Congress.

In his concession speech at the party Barataria office, Rowley said, “From all reports, we have lost this seat very narrowly. However, our efforts have been very worthy of this party and tonight I want to congratulate Ms Small and the campaign team.”

He said the result for them was still very encouraging because the defeat was narrow.