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PM insists CAL performed "remarkably well" over Easter weekend; Nafessa disagrees

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says Caribbean Airlines worked the airbridge "remarkably well" over the Easter weekend and added that it was wrong to say that Tobago was cut off from Trinidad.

This comes amid complains that hundreds were left stranded at the Crown Point airport for days awaiting a return to Trinidad.

Dr Rowley, who was in Tobago for the Easter weekend, told today's post-Cabinet news conference that there were 3,000 seats that were not used over the period.

PM receives report on OAS mishap

The Office of the Prime Minister has said that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has received a report into what led to this country objecting to Dominica's request to forego the OAS fees in light of its recovery from devastating hurricanes last year,

A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister says that upon his return to Trinidad from Tobago today, the prime minister received a full report of the details of the OAS mishap.

PM to meet with Joint Consultative Council

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will meet with the Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry (JCC) at 10 am on Friday 13, April 2018 at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), St Clair, a statement by OPM said.

The PM's office says this meeting follows the prime minister’s announcement earlier this year that he will chair a Ministerial Committee for the Construction Industry.

The committee will include the relevant government ministers and representatives from the various professional bodies which form the JCC.

PM: Spend time becoming familiar with history, significance of Shouter Baptists' struggle

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is encouraging the nation to spend time becoming familiar with the history and significance of Shouter Baptists' struggle.

The prime minister issued the following statement in recognition of the Shouter Baptists Liberation Day on Friday.

"As the Spiritual Baptist Community celebrates the 67th anniversary of its freedom from oppression, on behalf of my family and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, I extend heartfelt wishes for a safe and happy Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day.

PM: Let's not withhold our hands from doing well when it's in our power to do so

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is calling on the nation not withhold its hands from doing well when it is in ones power to do so.

The Office of the Prime Minister issued Dr  Rowley's Easter message today:

"Fellow citizens of Trinidad and Tobago,

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and my family, I wish to convey sincere greetings to the Christian community on the occasion of Good Friday. This holy day, which commemorates the death of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary, is one of the most significant events in the Christian calendar.

PM discusses finance and trade with Chinese delegation

Finance and trade were the principal topics of a high-level meeting between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and His Excellency Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee today.

The discussions were aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between Trinidad and Tobago and China towards fostering mutual interests in finance and commerce.

Prime Minister Rowley says he welcomes Chinese interest in expanding into areas of regional trade where Trinidad and Tobago has a geographic and commercial advantage.

Rowley denies Speaker offered President post

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday shot down reports that Speaker of the House Brigid Annisette-George had been offered a post as this country’s sixth president.

Government sources, however, insisted Annisette-George had been offered the post. She left yesterday to attend a Commonwealth meeting in Mauritius, which begins today.

Annisette-George had presented then President-elect Paula-Mae Weekes with her instrument of appointment in January at a short ceremony at the Parliament building.

So was the speaker of the house ever offered the post of president?